About Children's Circle Montessori

Our Goal

The goal of our school is to provide each child with individualized learning opportunities in the highest quality educational environment.

Our School Community

The Children's Circle Montessori School was established in 1981 by John and Maria Schoch. Maria received a Montessori Teaching Certificate for ages 3-6 and worked in Montessori schools in Kansas City and Lincoln. She saw the need for an all day Montessori program in Lncoln and started a Montessori community for ages 3-6 in the 121 Skyway Road building. Andrea Kvasnicka has been a classroom guide and teacher at Children's Circle since 1982, has been director since 1988, and became the owner in January, 2009. Andrea is MIA (Montessori Institute of America) certified, has a B.S. in Elementary Education, and holds a current Nebraska teaching certificate.

The building at 121 Skyway Road opened in August, 1981. The building is licensed for 30 children, is prepared with Montessori materials designed to aid in the development of children ages 3-6 years old, and is an approved kindergarten by the Nebraska Department of Education. Andrea Kvasnicka is the head teacher in the 3-6 Primary II community.

In October 1998, Children's Circle Montessori opened a second children's community at 130 Skyway Road (this building is directly east of the original classroom). The Primary I community is designed and equipped to serve children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. The enrollment for the Primary I community will be limited to 18 children, maximum. Diane DuSchene is the lead teacher in the Primary I community. Diane has worked at Children's Circle since 1989 and received her Montessori certifcation for the Infant Toddler Community (infant to 3 years) from the American Montessori Society in January 2004.

Both buildings are located on Skyway Road (between 70th and 84th streets, north of "O" Street) and have fenced yards and selected playground equipment. The goal of the school is to provide each child with individualized learning opportunities in the highest quality educational enviornment. Andrea and Diane have an experienced supporting staff to assist them in reaching this goal.


School sessions are held year-round, Monday through Friday. There is a summer program for the months of June through August. The regular school sessions are:

* Morning: 8:30am - 11:30am
* Full-Day: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Arrangements for longer hours can be made. The school is open from 7:30am - 5:30pm. Tuition rates are monthly. Tuition rates are based on the amount of time a child is regularly scheduled to be at school. The school is licensed for childcare by the State of Nebraska, and is an approved school for kindergarten by the State of Nebraska.


    Children's Circle Montessori School has two communities of children. The Primary 1 community is prepared for children ages 18 months to 3 years. The Primary 2 community is prepared for children aged 3 years through kindergarten. We are open year round and offer full time and part time schedules. Our school day is 8:30am - 4:00pm. We offer extended hours of 7:30am - 5:30pm.

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