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Seneca Village uses the Montessori Method, but is guided by an African Centered approach to teaching. An Afrocentric curriculum helps to provide our children with a strong sense of self while the Montessori approach allows for our children to learn through movement and activity while encouraging their creative spirit. Combining the two creates a “best of both worlds” scenario for our students.

African Centered Education

Seneca Village Montessori School’s foundation is built on the Nguzo Saba or the seven principles created by Maulana Karenga. We believe that the teaching of these principles and their message will help in the development of an Afrocentric value system for our students. Afrocentric values lead to Afrocentric goals, which lead to a new history for African people.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori method is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Montessori focuses on the whole child—her cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Montessori is designed to help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique pace.


Donate to the S. Khalilah Brann Scholarship Fund

The S. Khalilah Brann Scholarship was established by her family to keep Khalilah’s amazing legacy alive. Khalilah was a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a mentor to many. However, the title she might have loved the most was that of Educator.

Khalilah created Culturally Responsive Educators of the African Diaspora (CREAD) with the mission of strengthening our children and community with PRIDE based on the Sankofa  principle. She dedicated her life to her people with emphasis on our youth.

The scholarship set up in Khalilah’s honor will continue her mission by providing support in ensuring the positive racial identity development through education of young people of the African Diaspora. Every dollar earned through this fund will go directly towards a tuition payment for deserving families attending Seneca Village Montessori School .