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About Our School

Welcome to Jun Zi Lan (君子兰)Montessori School. We providean authentic Montessori education using a Chinese/ English immersion model for children between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 6 years. There are two lead teachers in the classroom. One teacher is a native Chinese speaker, and the other teacher is a native English speaker. Montessori tells us that children readily absorb the world in which they live.  In our environment, children will have the opportunity to grow and learn in both languages.

Jun Zi Lan is a plant that flowers every three years, paralleling the three-year cycle of an authentic Montessori education. It takes time and patience to wait for a Jun Zi Lan to bloom, but the blossom is dramatic and sturdy. Those described as being a Jun Zi are people who are courageous, courteous, honorable and noble yet humble. We are inspired to develop these cherished characteristics of Jun Zi in our students.

Jun Zi Lan Montessori School is a community dedicated to developing respectful, self-motivated, life-long learners. Through a challenging, individualized curriculum, children are guided and encouraged to achieve their full, unique potential and to become active, successful participants in the global community.

Jun Zi Lan implements a fully integrated dual- language education.  For all students, during their most formative years, Jun Zi Lan introduces a deep understanding and appreciation of Chinese philosophy and culture as a complement to American philosophy and culture.  For American born Chinese children, Jun Zi Lan is a tool kit to help strengthen their cultural roots. For non-Chinese children, Jun Zi Lan affords a unique and powerful international exposure.  All students acquire a foundation for seamless bilingualism and genuine biculturalism.

We aim to form a strong partnership with parents to create a trusting and loving learning environment that blurs the boundary between home and school. Parents are welcomed into the classroom on several formal occasions during the year and always at other times when requested.

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Our Teacher Leader

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Jing Su

Founding Teacher Leader and Primary Guide

A mother, an educator, a community builder, and a good friend.

Jing Su has over a decade of experience as an energy strategy consultant and a company executive. Deeply rooted in both US and Chinese culture, Jing has been a strong advocate and practitioner for US-China collaboration.

She received her master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University, a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. She is an American Montessori Society (AMS) certified Montessorian, trained at the New England Montessori Teacher Education Center.

She has a 5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son as of 2019. Her husband is a practicing physician in the Boston area who is also a firm believer in Montessori pedagogy. Our family’s motto is “Think positively and positive things will happen.”.

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