Lupine Montessori School

We nurture confident,
independent, lifelong learning
for children, families and
our community.
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Independent yet guided education, freedom within limits and careful consideration of each child’s natural strengths in learning are the cornerstones of the Montessori method of teaching.

Lockport Legend Newspaper, August 27, 2017

A Community You Can Trust

AMS certified teachers with almost 20 years combined experience, a Board of Directors that includes parents & community members, parents who are engaged in Montessori education & LMS, & an open door policy with teachers and the head of school.


A Holistic Approach to Learning

Learning and practice happens during prolonged work cycles built into the day so traditional homework is kept to a minimum.

Rather than evaluate one moment in time with traditional exams and standardized tests, Montessori guides observe the true aptitude and potential of a child over time in many situations.


High Standards

Our school is dedicated to upholding the standards of the American Montessori Society: a clear mission & vision, mixed age classrooms with quality Montessori materials & 3 hour uninterrupted work cycles, certified staff, continuous improvement through strategic planning, open communication through a community run board of directors.

We are proud to announce our Step 6 status on the Pathway to AMS accreditation.



We support stewardship of the earth through on-site recycling, composting and thoughtful & creative use of resources.


Connecting to the Natural World

We use the daily influences of nature along with weekly walkabouts to encourage discovery, a sense of wonder and the pursuit of adventure. Through these experiences, children not only develop a relationship with the earth, but improve executive function, long term memory, creativity and problem solving.


More than Academics

Scholastic achievement is not the only hallmark of Montessori education. Kindness and empathy are critical social skills that need to be taught and practiced. Through an intentional curriculum of peace and culture, children learn how to be friends, coworkers, collaborators, leaders and helpful neighbors.

The Lupine Team

Tina Davidson

Tina Davidson

Head of School, 3-6 Directress

My dream of opening a Montessori school has become a reality. I believe we can make the world more beautiful, planting one seed at a time.

Lina McAndrew

Lina McAndrew

Co-teacher, 3-6 Directress

I love offering encouragement to children, sharing their triumphs and delighting in the challenge of new ideas and experiences.

David Chorney

David Chorney

Elementary Guide

My goal as an elementary guide is to create an environment where children can work purposefully towards independence through exploration.