Create a welcoming, diverse school community in which learners are:

Inspired to strive for excellence and contribute positively to their communities.

Challenged to explore big ideas independently and collaboratively.

Empowered to pursue their goals with confidence, persistence, and integrity.


Founded in 2006, Wellan Montessori School (formerly Newton Montessori School) is currently thriving and actively planning for the future. Strategic priorities for the next few years aim to strengthen the school‘s reputation as:

A premier Boston-area independent school offering educational excellence.


A diverse, inclusive school community of engaged families.


A well-run school that is innovative and responsive to changing student and family needs.


An inspiring, rewarding place to work.


Wellan’s Board of Trustees focuses its long term planning on seven Strategic Priorities. Importantly, two priorities are woven into the other five. As a school, we commit to prioritizing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism and Health, Safety, & Wellness not only in our curriculum but in all areas of our work.

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Maximize the academic learning and personal growth of all students, from toddlers to young teens.



Attract, retain, and support the professional development of high-quality teachers and administrators.



Strengthen the school’s identity, brand recognition, and family engagement.



Build and maintain stable enrollment of students from diverse families who deeply value what the school offers.

Financial & Operational

Heath & Sustainability  

Maintain the health and sustainability of the school’s infrastructure.

Diversity, Equity,

Inclusion, Anti-racism

Establish and maintain curricula for students and operational systems for employees and families that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and promote the eradication of racism and other forms of systemic oppression.

Health, Safety, Wellness

Establish and maintain curricula for students and operational systems for employees and families that support individual efforts to maintain health and wellness as well as the safety of the community.