Walk into any Oak Meadow classroom, and you will recognize that something special is going on. From the youngest learners to those ready for high school, children are completely engaged. Side by side, you will see independent investigators and enthusiastic collaborators—all with a sense of purpose. They are guided, but not directed. There is freedom, yet intentionality. There is kindness and also a strong sense of self. There is real, relevant work going on and continual demonstrations of progress. The teaching principles that Maria Montessori pioneered in the early 1900s are still at the forefront of progressive educational thinking. As modern research advances our understanding of how children learn, Oak Meadow also advances their practice of the Montessori mode to prepare students for the unique challenges of our time. With transformative programs in Nature-based learning, fine and performing arts, Spanish, and experiential learning, Oak Meadow students are constructing the foundation for a lifetime of intellectual and personal growth.