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Mission Statement
The mission of the Damariscotta Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating Montessori environment which will help children develop within themselves the foundation for a lifetime of learning, thinking and living.  We are a child centered community that honors individuality and encourages respect for one another and oneself.  We believe that the deep commitment and dedication of our small community, which is made up of our school’s children, parents and staff members, is vital in the fulfillment of this mission.

Our beautiful campus is located in Nobleboro, Maine on lovely tree-lined Center Street and just minutes from Route 1. 

Values of the Damariscotta Montessori School:

  • Respect – Self-respect, respect for others, tolerance, honesty, integrity and responsibility.
  • Compassion – Concern for one another, for humanity, kindness, peacefulness, understanding, acceptance, and warmth.
  • Love of Learning – Discovery, exploration, working together, curiosity, and ownership.  
  • Service – A lifelong commitment to give something back through service to others who are in need.
  • Independence – Doing for oneself, understanding ones own capabilities.
  • Interdependence – Responsibility to and healthy dependence upon one another, a love of community.
  • Excellence – Quality in all that we do to serve the children, and the cultivation of the pursuit of excellence within our students.
  • Universal Understanding – A global perspective, and an understanding of being part of something bigger than oneself.

Head of School
Arthur E.(Chip) DeLorenzo, Jr.

Teaching and Support Staff

Head of School Chip DeLorenzo
School Administrator/Admissions Kimberley Tolley
Primary Class Head Teacher (Loon's Nest) Casey Beaudoin
Primary Class Head Teacher (Puffin's Nest) Linda Murray
Primary Class Assistant Teacher (Puffin's Nest) Wini Ceretta
Primary Class Assistant Teacher (Loon's Nest) Allison Roberts
Lower Elementary Teacher Shawnaly Tabor
Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher Natasha Domina
Upper Elementary Head Teacher (Osprey's Nest) Karen Gardiner
Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher Chrissy Bellows
Middle School Teacher Samantha Mehlhorn
Middle School Science Teacher James Kary
Middle School Latin Teacher Sally Johns
Music Lessons Kaity Newall
Art Teacher Liz Profetty
Choral Teacher Wini Ceretta
Primary/Elementary Spanish Teacher Chrissy Bellows

School Board Members
President Dr. Patricia Matrai
Vice President Misse Carolyn
Treasurer Anne Geisler
Secretary Diana Williams
Board Member

Doug Rushton

Damariscotta Montessori School's Annual Report

School's Blueprint

Our school uses a Blueprint to guide our operating decisions.  This document outlines how we will operate within our chosen mission and values.  If you would like to read through our blueprint, please click on the link below: