Our Mission

Creating Children of the World

Our Vision

TLMS envision a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where children enhance their physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills that helps nurturing them in these formative years to become future civilized citizen of the world who will further contribute towards a peaceful and progressive society.

The Lighthouse Montessori School

TLMS is a passionate effort of Ms. Monal who envisioned to start an authentic Montessori School to promote Montessori Principles and Techniques among children in India and hence it’s not just a preschool but also a place for children to learn and become a civilized citizen of the world.

TLMS’s first school was set up at Ahmedabad in 2020 with complete Montessori Apparatus and a beautiful & peaceful environment for children of age groups 2.5 years to 6 years.

The classroom settings, apparatus and the methodology are all based on genuine Montessori principles.

Montessori Philosophy & Method

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.
The Montessori Method of education was developed by Italian physician Dr. Maria Montessori.

About Dr Maria Montessori

what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission


For more information regarding Montessori Education / Dr. Maria Montessori we suggest following websites: https://lighthousemontessori.in/brochure/More_about_Montessori_Education.pdf



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Montessori

Dr Maria Montessori was born in the year 1870 in Italy. In a profession completely dominated by males, she completed her medical education in 1896 and became one of the first female doctors in Italy. During her tenure in working with education of mentally challenged children, Dr Montessori created practical apparatus and equipment which enhanced the children’s sensorial abilities and thus improved their learning skills. Later on, when she got the opportunity to teach normal children in her own House of Children, known as “Casa Dei Bambini”, she further refined her methods. The children in these schools showed remarkable ability to learn and could read and write by the age of five. The Montessori Method got a lot of prominence and spread rapidly throughout Europe and in America in pre-war era.Dr Maria Montessori was born in the year 1870 in Italy. In a profession completely dominated by males, she completed her medical education in 1896 and became one of the first female doctors in Italy. During her tenure in working with education of mentally challenged children, Dr Montessori created practical apparatus and equipment which enhanced the children’s sensorial abilities and thus improved their learning skills. Later on, when she got the opportunity to teach normal children in her own House of Children, known as “Casa Dei Bambini”, she further refined her methods. The children in these schools showed remarkable ability to learn and could read and write by the age of five. The Montessori Method got a lot of prominence and spread rapidly throughout Europe and in America in pre-war era.

During the war, she spent nearly 7 years in India and had numerous exchanges of ideas with Gandhiji and Tagore. Here she developed the concept of inter-relationship of all things in nature, which led to the development of concept of “Cosmic Education” and “Education for peace”.

The Montessori Method gave a new opportunity to children for learning, who were otherwise deprived of any means of meaningful education. In 1914 she wrote, “I did not invent a method of education, I simply gave some little children a chance to live”.

Further details on life and achievements of Dr Montessori and her method of education can be found in following website: https://montessori-ami.org/resource-library/facts/biography-dr-maria-montessori


“The most important period of life is not the age of University studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six”

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”

Key Aspects of Montessori Philosophy

TLMS follows a curriculum based entirely on Montessori method of education. As the name suggests, this method was developed by Dr Maria Montessori

Sensitive Period

The period of early childhood (0-6 years) are the formative years where children learn directly by interaction with external environment. The child explores the environment through his/her senses – touch, hearing etc. During this period, learning occurs spontaneously; Montessori named this as the “sensitive period” of learning.

"Child Centred" Philosophy

At the age of 2.5 to 3 years, when a child enters the kindergarten, he/she in not capable of reading or writing. Further, each child comes from different cultural and economic background, with different upbringing and thus they are at different stages of development. The Montessori environment gives them the opportunity to explore the world in their own way. This is in sharp contrast to the normal education styles where children are made to read and do the same thing in a group. “follow the Child” is the guiding principle of Montessori method of education.

Prepared Environment

In order to ensure the holistic development and learning of children, they need to be provided with an ideal environment, which involves the classroom, teaching apparatus along with proper teachers and methodology. All this put together is termed as “prepared environment” in Montessori Terminology.

Our Team

Ms. Monal Kasturi Mohan

Ms. Monal has rich experience in teaching pre-school children since 2006 both in India and abroad. Impressed by the Montessori Philosophy, she completed her International Diploma in Montessori Education London in 2016. Currently she is pursuing Early Childhood Diploma in Montessori Education from North American Montessori Centre Vancouver, CANADA. She has extensive exposure to Montessori Teaching at various renowned preschools in Moscow, Russia.
She envisioned to start an authentic Montessori School to promote Montessori Principles and Techniques among children in India. Ahmedabad being her hometown she worked towards setting up a beautiful school with a complete Montessori apparatus and environment under the name of “The Lighthouse Montessori School” which is the culmination of her passionate efforts.
Her passion for imbibing quality education in children is evident through the way she displays her teaching abilities which creates a special bond with children.

Ms. Mamta Pandya

Mamata Pandya combines her love for children, words and nature as a writer, storyteller and educator. She has an immense experience as an environmental educator and has worked extensively with children and teachers. Her books on topics ranging from children’s tales to environment have been published by renowned publishing houses.
Her educational work and writing has been greatly inspired by her grandfather Gijubhai Badheka, who was the pioneer of Montessori Education in India, as one of Gujarat’s foremost educationists and storytellers.
She is actively involved in our academic matters and very often conducts interesting storytelling sessions and other activities for children.

Mr. Kasturi Mohan Asuri

Mr. Kasturi Mohan is an MBA in Finance and is working with multinational corporates. Along with his profession, he is passionate for working towards child development and firm believer in Montessori Philosophy. He also writes articles related to Montessori education in our blog (https://montessoriforpeace.wordpress.com/).
He contributes immensely in designing of curriculum related literature and Montessori related audio-visual material for the school. We believe that his passion and affection towards child development will contribute to the growth of The Lighthouse Montessori School.

Ms. Payal Chotalia

She is a Development Professional, with a work experience of 20 years in the sector. Payal, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce along with PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune in addition to PG Diploma in Development from St. Xavier’s Non-Formal Education society, Ahmedabad.
She was associated with renowned social development organizations wherein she has contributed extensively and tried to make a positive difference in communities she has worked with. Her experience and exposure brings innovations and novel ideas to TLMS operations.

Ms. Hansaben Dabhi

She is our loving and caring Nanny in the school, who is there around all the time whenever needed. She has been appointed through a professional agency hence, she is well trained in her approach to work in a formal environment. Her thorough background check and police verification is done by the appointing agency hence the trust factor is on a higher scale.
She has done her primary education and being a single parent is keen on better upbringing her only son.