The School is founded as “Newton Montessori School.” A Board of Directors is formed by five parents from the former Montessori Educare School. The School opens in September with 90 students.


Did you know?

Wellan Montessori School was founded in 2006, under the name “Newton Montessori School.”

In 2013, the school earned full accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) and the American Montessori Society (AMS).

In the spring of 2019, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the school to “Wellan Montessori School” based on the ancient meanings and associations of the name and its power to tell what we value as a school. “Wellan” is an Old English word that means “to cause to bubble up from deep within.” This term resonates with our educational philosophy, which is based in the belief that within each student there is a deep well of curiosity and empathy. We inspire, challenge, and empower students to draw on that innermost eagerness to learn and channel it effectively to achieve academic excellence.


To see more of our school history, navigate the interactive slideshow above.


To learn more about our name change, watch the video below. 


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.