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Montessori as an aid to life

Horme Montessori is a space created to assist children and their adults as they navigate early childhood.  Offering a variety of services including a microschool, parent and child groups, new guide mentorship and Montessori focused continuing education workshops for early childhood educators of New Mexico.  

“The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling. ”
Maria Montessori

Horme Montessori Microschool

Horme Montessori Microschool is a home-based Montessori school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

The Horme Montessori Microschool is designed to serve children 12 mos and walking to 36 months in a small, intimate setting.  The Montessori setting is intentionally small and in a home setting to allow for a more natural transition for care outside of the home for the first time.


The Horme Studio:

Adult and Child Groups

If you are in the Santa Fe area, you might enjoy The Horme Studio.  The Adult and Child groups are held on Fridays in the Montessori environment of the Microschool. 

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, nanny, or any other caregiver with the child, join our Adult and Child group to learn and explore together in a Montessori setting.

You can learn more by clicking the links below

One-on-One work with Julia

Horme Montessori is more than just the Montessori Microschool.  Horme Montessori is a resource for adults working with children, whether you are a caregiver implementing Montessori at home or a Guide in a Montessori school.

There are various ways to work in a one-on-one setting through Zoom or in person.  I can guide you through topics such as child development, creating opportunities for independence in the home, or coaching and mentorship for Montessori guides.

Click the link below to learn more.


Other Resources

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Blog Posts

Read about different topics relating to Montessori such as "What is Practical Life" and "Can Montessori Cure Perfectionism?"  You can also find a growing collection of children's book reviews to help find some new books for your child's library.



Browse through the Newsletter Archive and read about Montessori parents and their experiences raising children using the practices outlined by Maria Montessori such as trusting the child and building a relationship based on respect.  You will also find links to other resources on the topics of children and family life.

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Art Prints and More

In the shop, you can find some free resources such as checklists and age-appropriate chores.  You can also find my e-book:  Montessori Home Schooling.  You can also find Montessori Art Prints by me.  These are downloadable images that you can use to bring in your child's favorite Montessori material from school.

"I can honestly say Julia was one of the most thoughtful and intentional educators I have come across.  She taught my son so much more than academics, but about kindness and friendship and emotional awareness."


former classroom parent

"Potty training my 3yo was the most stressful thing I ever had to do and for my friends, it seemed so easy. I felt like such a bad mom. Julia's knowledge of Montessori parenting is so amazing that I know I can go to her and she will sit down with me and let me know that my daughter is her own person and I don't need to do everything for her."


consulting client

"I have known Julia now for over 10 years and can attest, she truly is one of a kind. She seeks to create optimal environments to support growth through direct and indirect ways alike.  She is knowledgeable about child development and can readily support different theories to educate others."


occupational therapist

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