Administration and facilities



"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."

 -Dr. Maria Montessori

The academic phase of the program is held at West End Montessori School in Richmond, VA. WEMS is a Full Member of the American Montessori Society and a member of the Virginia Council of Private Education.  WEMS provides three spacious early childhood classrooms, an observation class and a large and varied outdoor environment.  It is near major highways, restaurants, hotels and shopping.




Janet Gallagher, President/Head of School/Owner WEMS

Michele Mohar,  Director VCMS & Assistant Head of WEMS

Mary MacIntosh, Director VCMS


All correspondence and communication regarding any aspect of the program is to be sent to:

Virginia Center for Montessori Studies (VCMS)

9307 Quioccasin Road

Richmond, VA 23229


Or email correspondences to