About Our School

An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”  ~ Dr. Maria Montessori, Education and Peace

Little Grove Preschool is an independently owned and operated early childhood education program. We are pleased to work in partnership with Mountain City Public Montessori, WNC's only public Montessori school, serving children Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

Our students learn in multi-age Montessori classrooms. Because the Montessori early childhood curriculum spans ages 3-6, our classrooms are combined to serve students enrolled at Little Grove Preschool as well as Kindergarten students enrolled at Mountain City Public Montessori.

Teachers in these classrooms are highly trained and experienced Montessori educators. Our schools' partnership allows us to provide them with competitive wages, benefits, and ongoing professional development so that we can appropriately value their work while enhancing the quality of care we provide to children. Our teachers are supported by a team of school co-directors and a Montessori Coach.


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday - Friday


3 or 4 years old by August 31 of the current school year

Children age 5 and older should apply through Mountain City Public Montessori


Little Grove Preschool is located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, nestled on a quiet street away from heavy traffic, and surrounded by churches, some with other preschools. 

We are housed on the first floor of Mountain City Public Montessori's 3-story campus in the educational wing of Central United Methodist Church at 27 Church Street.

Learn more about our Curriculum and Philosophy