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Blue Valley Montessori

11100 W 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
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855.351.2170855.351.2170 or Request a Call
Open: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Enrolling Ages: 30 Months - 6 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome! My name is Christina and I am the director here at Blue Valley Montessori School in Overland Park, KS.

Blue Valley Montessori is a culturally diverse school where children explore, develop and flourish at an individual pace. They develop a foundation in language, math, physical and cultural geography, botany, physical science, music and more.

Students range from toilet-trained two-and-a-half-year-olds to six-year-olds. We strive to provide a loving and consistent environment for children with an emphasis on academic excellence. We have grown into a very close-knit community over the years.

The classrooms of Blue Valley Montessori School hum with sounds of happy children. Our family-style atmosphere and genuine appreciation for education sets us apart from other schools in the Johnson County area.

Schedule a tour today to see for yourself. We can't wait to meet you!

​Montessori Programs by Age

Electives Offered

Elective programs allow Montessori students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends.

We offer Fit Kids, karate, gymnastics, yoga, football, soccer, dance and music.

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Meet Our Staff

Christina M. Crawford, Director

Years Experience: 14

Certifications: AMS Montessori Certified

When I first came to Blue Valley Montessori as a prospective parent, I immediately fell in love with it and I have been here ever since! Both my son and daughter attended this school through the kindergarten program. I was lucky enough to be able to start teaching here when my daughter began her Montessori education.

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Meet Our Staff

Gina Sehon, Administrative Assistant

Years Experience: 10

My love of the Montessori method started at Blue Valley Montessori over 17 years ago while I was looking for a preschool for my first two children. By the time my third child was attending BVM, I was working in the classroom as an assistant teacher. Now with my older two children in college and our youngest son in high school, I have returned to BVM to be a part of this positive and nurturing environment.

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Meet Our Staff

Matt Barr, Lead Director

Years Experience: 18

Certifications: American Montessori Society, National Center for Montessori Education

I have been teaching the Montessori philosophy since the birth of my first daughter - I now have three daughters. My favorite part of the Montessori method is the respect it gives to each child’s development. Using songs, stories, imagination, and pools of information, I strive to make my classroom as entertaining as it is educational.

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Anne McCartney, Lead Directress

Years Experience: 23

Certifications: American Montessori Society

When I was in third grade, I asked a girl in my class why she was so smart and her answer was: “I went to a Montessori school.” I never forgot that, which is why I sent all of my children to Montessori schools. I fell in love with this method of teaching early on. The school environment is so warm and inviting, which made me never want to leave - so I didn't.

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Meet Our Staff

Melia Barbour, Lead Directress

Years Experience: 2

Certifications: American Montessori Society

I love working with children by guiding and encouraging their development into thoughtful, respectful individuals. I love the Montessori method because it encourages the child’s curiosity and natural need to understand the world. As Maria Montessori said, “We give a child the keys to realize their own potential.”

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Meet Our Staff

Katie Helm, Lead Directress

Years Experience: 13

Certifications: Kansas City Center of Montessori Education

I am devoted to the success of every child as I see each one as a unique individual. My favorite part of teaching is creating a special bond with each individual child. I thoroughly enjoy watching each child learn by doing their lessons - it is truly amazing!

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Meet Our Staff

Iten Bayoumy, Lead Directress

Years Experience: 10

Certifications: AMS Montessori Certificate of Early Childhood

This quote by Maria Montessori embodies why I absolutely fell in love with the Montessori Method and enjoy sharing it with the children in the classroom - "The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.”

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