About Us



The Wayland Montessori School has served preschool children ages two years, 9 months through age six for over 40 years. We provide a demonstration of the Montessori method in its truest form.



The Wayland Montessori Preschool adheres to the system of Early Childhood Education created by Maria Montessori, which is based on observation and experimentation with children from diverse backgrounds. The Montessori Method employs scientifically designed educational tools that responds to the specific stages of development universal to all children. The program is customized for each individual child. The Wayland Montessori Preschool provides a safe and stimulating environment. With discovery and exploration children develop lifetime social, physical, emotional, and spiritual attitudes that lay a solid foundation for a socially responsible adulthood. The end result of such an education is an independent, self-confident child with a genuine love of learning.


Our Dedicated Staff

amanMeet Aman Purewal

Director and Primary Guide: Born and raised in Northern California, Aman has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento and a Master’s from the University of California, Davis. Aman received her AMI Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. Her hobbies include baking, traveling, and reading. Email: waylandmontessori@gmail.com

sanjMeet Sanj Purewal

Admissions and Primary Guide: Sanj is originally from California and has a BA from the University of California, Sacramento. Sanj received his AMI training from the Montessori Training Center of New England. He enjoys exploring the great outdoors, cooking, and going on road trips.

severineMeet Séverine Meunier:
Primary Guide: Séverine is originally from France and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Literature, Master’s Degree in French Literature and a teacher’s degree from the University of Paris. She received her AMI certification from the Institute Supérieur Maria Montessori in Paris, France. Séverine is passionate about the Montessori method and has enjoyed watching her two older children and currently her youngest child thrive in a Montessori environment. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and cooking.

nicole-perryMeet Nicole Perry

Primary Assistant. Nicole grew up in here in Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Dean College. She enjoys dance, baking, and reading.

susanMeet Susan Crawford

Primary Assistant: Susan is a previous Wayland Montessori School parent who grew up in Brookline and moved to Wayland once she had her children. Susan has a background in nursing and truly enjoys being around all the children. Her hobbies include knitting, gardening and reading.

allisonMeet Allison O’Brien:
Art Specialist: Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Design in Art. Allison enjoys to share her skill and amazing talents of art, music, crafting, and baking with all the children.

unnamedMeet Tracy Affonso

Yoga Instructor: Tracy recently has transitioned from her role as a 4th grade classroom teacher to a full time yoga and meditation teacher. She has participated on panels and leads workshops on bringing mindfulness into the classroom for Kripalu and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Tracy can be found spending time with her four nieces and nephews, training for a half marathon, or relaxing on the beach.

Stacey smallMeet Stacey Peasley

Music Instructor: Stacey has performed before audiences and been a professional singer for over fifteen years. Lately her audiences are a bit shorter but no less enthusiastic. A teacher for twenty years and a proud winner of a Parents’ Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine Award, and Nickelodeon Parent’s Connect Award! Stacey is thrilled to combine her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. Please click on this link to go to one of Stacey’s upcoming shows: www.staceypeasley.com


The word education must not be understood in the sense of teaching but of assisting the psychological development of the child.