Learn More About Oonagh Connolly
Oonagh grew up in Ireland and fell in love with teaching from a very young age. Both her parents were teachers and in her early teens, she began teaching Irish Dancing and Swimming. After receiving her degree in Psychology and Philosophy from University College Dublin, she then went on to study Montessori Teaching through the London Montessori Center. Being fascinated also by health and fitness, she spent many years teaching all age groups in this field, finally realizing that the Montessori Method and Yoga complemented each other very well. They are both concerned with unity, balance, nature and peace.
Upon arriving in America in 1996, Oonagh accepted a teaching position at the highly respected Shrewsbury Montessori School in Western Massachusetts. After spending some years there, she went on to start a successful K1 program for a large Catholic school in Boston. As soon as her daughter Sarah was born in 2005, she then chose to stay home and care for her, homeschooling her, together with a few other neighborhood children. Once Sarah started elementary school, opening her own Montessori school was finally possible.
So, during those eight years when Oonagh owned the Wollaston Hill Montessori School, she taught at least one hundred children - many of them being with her for the full three year cycle involving preschool and kindergarten years. But, with the desire to return to the home setting, as when her daughter was little, Oonagh then closed the WHMS and is now very excited about the opening of her new school - Forbes Hill Montessori School. "I'm really looking forward to getting to know each child, and help them to realize their true potential, at their own pace. My newly renovated home will be the perfect place for that to happen!"
Enrollment is now underway, with limited places for this unique type of boutique preschool. Please contact us today to learn more.