Primary – Middle School


Don’t step in the lava! Pass the ball!  From obstacle courses to group games, the Wellan Physical Education program enables students to develop and refine gross motor skills; build good habits for living a healthy and active lifestyle; and learn important skills about collaboration, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.



Stephen McDonough, Physical Education Specialist

Stephen is an experienced, passionate Physical Education teacher who takes great pride in delivering the best possible PE experience for all children. Stephen grew up in Scituate, MA and attended UMass Boston. He now lives in Waltham. 


Stephen is an avid tennis player, having earned a USTA teaching pro certification. During the summer, he shares his joy of tennis with people of all ages.


When he's not at Wellan, you can find Stephen on a golf course, at the beach, or spending time with his beloved black lab, Stowey.

Lex Bell, Specialist Support and After School Teacher

Lex graduated from Curry College this year with a BA Degree in Biology. She played volleyball all four years of college. She is excited to start full-time with Wellan this year as she was a part-time after school teacher for the past 4 years. She loves working with children because they always put a smile on her face even when she is feeling down.


Lex enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and traveling. She also enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her family!

Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430

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Wellan Montessori School is a non-profit school which admits students of every race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political views.