WELCOME TO Sankofa Montessori

We provide a culturally responsive, child and family-centered tuition-free Public Montessori education.

Our goal is to design more purposeful futures

At Sankofa Montessori, we utilize the Montessori model of learning to provide a culturally responsive, child and family-centered Montessori education that empowers every child with the knowledge, skills, and agency to lead a life of purpose.

The meaning of Sankofa is to honor the past to make way for the future. It symbolizes our philosophy of perpetual reflection and growth at the center of our work with our students, families, and communities.

Our Values


We act in service of love by building deep and meaningful relationships and always going above and beyond for each other.


We deliver on our commitments, take the initiative, and find ways to elevate our excellence every day.


We operate with intention and urgency in all that we do to ensure that every child has the opportunity to lead a life of purpose.


We cultivate a growth mindset by making time to reflect on what we do and why we do it to ensure that we are continuously improving.


We have fun, we celebrate each other, and we show up as our full selves.

Our Team

Sarah Harvey, M.Ed.,

Founder/Executive Director

Rhushanda Barnes, M.Ed.,

Director of Student Support and Services

Assata Hatch

Associate Director of Operations

Chantille Chelich, M.Ed.,

Associate Director of Academics

Jasmine See

Manager of Student Culture and Family Engagement

About us

Tour Sankofa Montessori

Visit Sankofa Montessori and take a tour of the Globe, Sankofa’s academic building.

You can also book a private tour of the Globe

The tour includes:

  • Walk around our academic building and playground
  • Information package about Sankofa Montessori
  • Scheduling and background about our montessori

Enroll at Sankofa Montessori today

We are still accepting applications for SY 24-25 (July-May)

The guides and staff at Sankofa Montessori are here to empower every child to build a life of purpose through exploratory learning and growth.