What We Stand For

Sustainability

The LMS Community works together toward living more harmoniously with nature. Some examples of what LMS students are doing as they learn to live more sustainably:
We Practice Sustainability at LMS. Below are steps the school takes to ensure that we are caring for the environment:

  • Constructed greenhouse on campus to teach students about edible gardening
  • LED lighting throughout interior and exterior of all buildings
  • Store rainwater to later be used for irrigation
  • Light sensor switching when rooms are occupied and not occupied
  • On demand gas domestic hot water heating
  • Developed close relationship with Cradles to Crayons to encourage students to donate used items
  • All set-back thermostates in all buildings
  • Metered water faucets in all bathrooms in newer buildings
  • Offer students and their parents ways to make composting easier and more convenient
  • All biodegradable cleaning solutions throughout school
  • Waste to Energy trash removal
  • Solor panels on Elementary building
  • High efficiency 90% gas boilers
  • Organic fertilzer for our grounds
  • Lunch trash in classrooms are take in and takeout
  • Hold yearly bike-to-school day to encourage students to use alternative methods of transportation


    • UE Maker-Space

      UE Maker-Space

    • Green Team Lunch

      Green Team Lunch

    • Collect and work organic material for compost

      Collect and work organic material for compost

    • Solar panels decrease fossil fuel consumption

      Solar panels decrease fossil fuel consumption

    • Maintain edible garden year round

      Maintain edible garden year round

    • Bike-to-School Day for elementary and middle school students and teachers

      Bike-to-School Day for elementary and middle school students and teachers

    • Give clothes, shoes, toys, books in good condition to be re-used by children who need them

      Give clothes, shoes, toys, books in good condition to be re-used by children who need them

    • Store rainwater for irrigation

      Store rainwater for irrigation

The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.
- Maria Montessori
Turn off the lights. Turn off the water. Turn off the car.

Sustainability at LMS

Lexington Montessori School regards global stewardship and responsible management of resources as integral to our mission as we seek to live harmoniously with our world.

LMS teaches children to have an impact on the world through Awareness and Action. The school emphasizes critical thinking to foster community awareness and to engender in our students an appreciation of the environmental, social and economic consequences of individual and collective actions.

Together, students, teachers and staff study the school’s impact on the environment as well as on the health and livelihood of people across the globe. LMS commits to critical consideration of this impact in all school decision making, as well as in all areas of curriculum development.