The West River Montessori School, located in South Londonderry, was first founded in 1978 by Harriet DeForest in conjunction with local parents and community members. Our program is a preschool, designed for parents who are interested in obtaining the best education for their children. Following the Montessori philosophy, WRMS is a community that fosters a lifelong love of learning intrinsic to the pursuit of academic, physical, and personal development of students, teachers and parents.
WRMS is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members of the board are parents of current or former students and interested community members. The volunteer board includes the officers of President, Treasurer, Secretary, and general Board members. The officers constitute the Executive Board which meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm to discuss confidential matters regarding the school. All parents are encouraged to attend the Board meetings, which are held at the West River Montessori School. Board member terms are limited to three years and at least one person on the Board is a community member.