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The development of personal dignity and ability in each child – no matter how young – is one of the most valuable and permanent benefits of Montessori education. This principle continues to inspire and guide our Teachers and Parents. Vruksha Montessori®’s special, proven approach will guide your child towards independence, a love of learning and future success.


Under the careful guidance of our certified Montessori teachers, children develop at their own pace and learn that school can be an unending adventure, one that inspires a lifetime of discovery.


Vruksha Montessori® caters to the emotional and educational needs of the child from the age of two. When you walk into a Vruksha Montessori® classroom, the first thing you will notice is that everyone is busy and interested in what they are doing. One child is counting beads, others are working together on a puzzle map, and in the corner of the room a teacher (aunty) is introducing a small group of children to a new language activity. Each of our classrooms is designed to provide an environment where children fulfill their natural curiosity about the world around them.


Vruksha Montessori® School’s Pre-primary environment has been certified by Indian Montessori Centre. Vruksha Montessori® has been registered with the Tamil Nadu Government upto fifth standard.


Pivotal to the success of Vruksha Montessori® has been our commitment to the parents. We welcome questions and are always available for new ideas. Vruksha Montessori® conducts regular workshops and information sessions to help inculcate a love and understanding of the Montessori Method.


Jayashree Radhakrishnan

Ms. Jayashree Radhakrishnan is the Founder and the Principal of Vruksha Montessori® School. She has a bachelor’s degree in music from University of Madras in India. Jayashree started her career in the year 1990 as a kindergarten teacher and moved on to teach in a Montessori school. In addition, Ms Jayashree has done a kindergarten training and Montessori Teacher training from the Indian Montessori Centre – Tamil Nadu chapter. She has done an orientation programme in Primary from the IMC – Tamil Nadu chapter. Ms Jayashree has been teaching in Montessori schools in Chennai for last 20 years. She speaks and writes fluent Tamil. Her passion for children is coupled with her love for Music and Dance.

Nandini Joshi

Ms. Nandini Joshi is a Founder and the Coordinator of Vruksha Montessori® School. She has a Master’s Degree in Statistics and Operations research from the University of Pune. She has completed her Diploma in Systems Analysis and started her career teaching in a Computer Science Institute to young professionals. Her love for children made her change her career and she has been teaching children in various schools for the last 15 years. She has also done an orientation programme in Primary from the IMC – Tamil Nadu chapter. In addition to English she can speak and write Marathi and Hindi.


Uma Shanker (Montessori Consultant)

Uma Shanker, Director, Indian Montessori Training Courses, Chennai and Director-General of the Indian Montessori Centre established Centre for Montessori Training – Chennai (CMT-C), A unit of Kalvi Trust for Research and Education and has been training teachers in the Montessori Method of education since 1998.


Around 1000 teachers have done their training at CMTC and have started their own schools or are working in well – known and established schools in Chennai and all over Tamilnadu and other states of India.


She was instrumental in training the Kindergarten teachers of the Chennai Schools, Corporation of Chennai. As a positive result of this initiative, 65 public schools that have kindergarten sections have started Montessori environments by providing all the necessary learning apparatus.


She has started a project for Kalvi Trust for Research and Education to run a therapeutic environment for children undergoing treatment for cancer called Parijath, The Children’s Workstation at Cancer Institute, Adyar, based on the faith that Montessori is for all children.


Uma Shanker is presently responsible for the training of the trainers of Indian Montessori Centre with the objective of creating more Montessori teacher training centres all over India.

Viola R. Krishnamani (IGCSE Consultant)

Viola R. Krishnamani is the CEO of Scholarius Educational Services, an organization that offers a varied range of solutions to schools & educational institutions. The services include support in curriculum development, professional development, assessment and evaluation protocols and start-up guidance.


She has worked extensively with international boards of education, such as CIE & Edexcel as well as national boards like the CBSE. She is currently an authorized representative of Edexcel, UK and an Inspector of international examinations such as IGCSE and A levels.


Viola is associated with various educational-solutions providers, in the capacity of a Consultant-Advisor. Her advice, on learning systems, curriculum support programs & assessment practices, has helped several organizations and solutions-providers in the educational space. BrainSTARS, Bangalore, Everest Edusys, Chennai, Helen O’Grady International Drama Academy etc. have designed academically-relevant and student-centric programs with her guidance.


Viola continues to work on school start-ups, academic capacity-building and resource-structuring. Viola has been an Exams Officer for Cambridge International Examinations and an Internal Verifier for Pearson Edexcel’s professional development and management programs.