About Us

"My mission is to reach as many children to help them discover the joy of learning through hands on and impressionistic lessons, to be masters of their process."

Lydia Cruz, Director

Montessori Family School first opened its doors in Manalapan, NJ in 1994, with director Lydia Cruz leading the way. We quickly became a trusted source of education for children in the community and our modest classroom grew throughout the years, with teacher and administrator Roxana Escamilla joining the 'family' in 2003, and expanding our services to our third and current location in Millstone Township, New Jersey in 2006.

With over forty years of experience as a Montessori teacher, director Lydia Cruz, alongside administrator Roxana Escamilla, are dedicated to the Montessori method that has benefited countless families in Monmouth County. Please schedule a visit to tour our facilities.