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Montessori Good Shepherd Preschool of Trinity Lutheran Church

Who we are

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Educating our children and preparing them for school is incredibly important to our central mission.

That’s why we offer a weekday Montessori Good Shepherd program at Trinity. Along with Bible- and Liturgy-based lessons, we use Montessori materials and practices designed to encourage calmness, grace, courtesy, and interest in art, music, math, literacy-readiness, and more for children ages 2 1/2 through 5.

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Cindy Duffy

Montessori Director
As the Director of the Trinity Montessori Good Shepherd Preschool, Cindy brings years of teaching and administration experience to her role. Her passions align with our daily commitment to provide a safe learning space where children ages 2 ½ to 5 can meet and experience Christ. Cindy received her Early Childhood Education degree from Lorain County Community College and spent 15 years as state-approved and trained foster parent in Ashland County. After volunteering in 2014 and joining the team in 2016 as a teacher, Cindy took over the Director position in 2018. Her goal is to provide your child with a loving, supportive environment where they can develop and deepen their faith while also having a great time!

Education at a

Critical Time

Our Montessori program is born out a love for the children of our community and exists to fill a gap within the local area. This program was started by Lyn Sorenson as a Sunday School class that has been part of Trinity’s Sunday School for many years and has grown into this weekday program. Families interested in program enrollment or seeking more information may pick up an information packet in our Church Office at 508 Center Street, Ashland, or call 419-289-2126, or email Cindy Duffy at
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The Montessori Good Shepherd Program is for kids ages 2 ½ to 5. It’s offered Monday through Thursday, 8:15AM to 3:30PM. We are happy to accommodate your preferred family schedule and offer flexibility for full or half-day options for schooling.

School Calendar

Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Application

Montessori Handbook