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Welcome to Woodland Hill

Nestled in the hills of North Greenbush, the Woodland Hill campus overlooks the Hudson Valley and with the city of Albany in the distance, provides a truly inspiring learning environment. Woodland Hill Montessori School nurtures a child’s love of learning and sense of social and personal responsibility using the child-centered Montessori philosophy. more…

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WHMS to host Montessori Teacher Training

We are proud to announce that Woodland Hill will host the first Montessori teacher training center in the greater Capital Region beginning this summer. Northeast Montessori Institute (NMI) — an established Montessori Training program since 1984 — is creating a satellite location here and will use our facility to teach and train future Montessori teachers.

The initial program will be an Early Childhood (ages 2.5 to 6) Course of Study. NMI’s executive director Martha Monahan has asked former faculty member Nancy Hillengas to be the On-Site Coordinator, with several current and former WHMS faculty as instructors.

With 12 to 15 adult learners expected, the program will run for three weeks in the summer – July 9 to July 27, followed by weekend seminars throughout the academic year (October 6—8, 2018; November 16—18, 2018; January 19 — 21, 2019; March 9 & 10, 2019; April 12 — 14, 2019; and May 18 & 19, 2019). Tuition is $5,600, plus $900 in curriculum and membership fees, for a total of $6,500.

We are excited to bring this new dimension of Montessori education to the Capital Region.

Northeast Montessori Institute is an applicant in good standing with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Northeast Montessori Institute has applied for affiliation of its Early Childhood Course by the American Montessori Society and has been granted AMS Applicant Affiliate Status



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The 20th Annual WHMS Gala

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The WHMS Gala took place on Saturday, April 21. We had 200 attendees, and raised $50,000 for Woodland Hill.


The evening was featured in the Times Union's Seen Gallery




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Commentary: As school year begins, a message to teachers

School superintendents and principals across the region are preparing for their opening day speech to their faculties and staff. Here are some thoughts about our message.

This week we will start a new year with one of the most important jobs in the world, educating our children. In a short time, our impressionable students will be adults and our future leaders. Their values, optimism, sense of purpose, attitudes about race and equality begin now, while they are children.

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Great to see two WHMS alums yesterday. They both graduated in 2013 from Woodland Hill.


Another snow day! We're closed today, Wednesday, March 7.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori…devoted her life to the education and understanding of children. She believed the purpose of education was to assist the process of life.

Faculty & Staff

Our children are guided by specially certified teachers who use the well-defined integrated Montessori curriculum and beautifully crafted interactive materials to foster individual and cooperative skills.

Parent Perspectives