Sea Rose Montessori Elementary

Sea Rose Montessori Elementary in fall 2020 took up residence in a separate building on our campus. Sea Rose Montessori School’s Lower Elementary program serves first, second and third grades.

In fall 2022, Sea Rose will be adding Upper Elementary to serve fourth-graders and aims to add a grade year through 8th grade.

“One thing I love about Sea Rose Montessori Elementary is that students have the option to study their interests and explore as deeply as they would like.”

— Sea Rose Montessori Elementary Lead Teacher Miss Diane Barba

Montessori Elementary Lead Teacher Guide Diane Barba

Diane Barba is the Elementary Lead Teacher at Sea Rose.  Originally from Long Island, New York, Diane first took an interest in teaching during high school when she worked as a student aide in special education classrooms. Diane attended Northeastern University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies.  She completed her three-year training at the Association Montessori Internationale Elementary Program at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.  She received her AMI Elementary 6-12 Certification and is on track to complete her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2022.

During college she was an after-school volunteer for Boston Public Schools. After graduation, Diane moved to Rhode Island and began pursuing a Master’s Degree at the University of Rhode Island. During this time, she was introduced to the Montessori philosophy and worked as a Montessori Primary Assistant in 2018.  In 2019 she joined the staff at Sea Rose Montessori and assisted in both the primary and elementary classrooms. 

Montessori Elementary Assistant Teacher Guide Amarilis Centeno

Amarilis Centeno is the Elementary Assistant at Sea Rose.  She previously completed an early childhood education internship at the former Newport Montessori. Amarilis is currently attending Rhode Island College and pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  Amarilis developed the Elementary Spanish Program and teaches Spanish to elementary students daily.  She also enjoys fostering early reading skills in a one-on-one setting, following the child and respecting their ability and willingness to learn.  

Spanish Class with Elementary Assistant Guide Amarilis Centeno

Learn more about Sea Rose Montessori’s pre-K and Kindergarten program aka “Primary.”

Experience Sea Rose for Yourself!

Sea Rose is offering limited individualized tours with all health & safety protocols in place: advanced air filtration, HEPA filters, and CO2 monitors.

How Sea Rose Montessori Differs From Other Excellent Independent Schools in Rhode Island

  • Health & wellness guidelines to preserve a safe school environment
  • Highly trained faculty with extensive Montessori experience
  • Emphasis placed on indoor and outdoor time
  • Extended school day 8:00 am-5:00 pm for working families
  • Year-round education program (including summer)
  • Bright and airy eco-friendly building
  • Reasonably priced tuition with payment options