DML Montessori School

The DML Montessori School of Quezon City, Inc.

is a non-stock, non-profit institution owned and managed by the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca (DML).

It is accredited by government recognition, and is an active member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).


  • Enrolling my son Gareth in DML Montessori is one of the best decisions we made as a couple. The school, it's curriculum and teachers, reinforces the way we want our son to be brought up. My mother being a catechist and my husband being a former Marian youth, we want our son to be a s spiritual as possible. Like the lyrics of the DML Hymn...the precious faith we inherit...the kids truly develop strong faith with the help of the sisters. Like what they say, train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. 

    Lani de Leon
  • Excellent school for pre-kinders. Both my sons attend and are being prepared for the top big schools. I highly recommend.

    Sam Brumfield
  • Alumni batch 1982... my son is an Alumni batch 2014... Best Preschool to prepare your kid to Big school...

    Dominic Sison Buencamino
  • Sending our children to DML was one of the best decisions we ever made. The school not only focuses on academics but in the child's holistic development. Truly, DML graduates are well-rounded and God-loving children.

    Thank you, DML family for an amazing journey with you! Our eldest entered your walls in 2012 and as our youngest exits in 2020 we have nothing but deep gratitude to you for the love and care that you gave our children. You are our second home and we will forever be thankful for DML.

    Jollie Nazareno Gasataya
  • We found DML after canvassing three different schools around our neighborhood. The ambience convinced us to put our first child here as it was peaceful, clean and trusting, an environment we wanted our child to grow in. DML was still a small school, a small house at the back of the main house.

    Pepe’s first teacher was Sr. Eletta, we remember her as the singing nun, playing the guitar. Fast forward in the span of 15 years or more, we managed to bring all our children here, all six of them---Jose Lorenzo (Pepe), Laya Elena, Andres Basilio, Inez Clariza, Julio Manuel and Ian Antonio. Now the school is big, just as our children are now big. Our eldest is now 32, and the youngest is 17. (No, I did not give birth every year.)

    Whenever we had a child enrolled in DML, the school directress would ask me to work for the school newsletter. The first time they asked was when my second child was enrolled. They found out in the parents’ information form my educational background. Back then the newsletter was named the DML Montessori Newsletter under Sr. Addolorata, and it was a means to promote the school name.

    Then it grew to become the Bambini, under Sr. Carmencita. By then the newsletter included features about parental care and anecdotes of the DML community. I was happy to be the editor throughout the years, and without it, I think I would not have a convenient place to use the skills I learned in Journalism because I was a full time mom. For this, and for providing my children positive values towards learning, I like to thank the DML sisters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Divina Gracia Aromin Diokno
  • It was by fate and faith that I got to discover DML. In 1995, I met a colleague who was in a rush to fetch her daughter from preschool. I asked to come along since my eldest daughter was about to start school the following year.

    It was love at first sight with DML! I was impressed with the cleanliness, colorful classrooms, boys' and girls' toilets in every room, a big auditorium and a peaceful ambiance with nuns in charge of the school. I decided there and then that my daughter will study there.

    Come first day of classes, we anxious parents, were told by then School Directress, Sr. Carmencita to leave our children with them. Still, we stayed on, hovering in the lobby or peering through the windows, more nervous because of the crying kids. Sr. Carmencita then faced us and firmly said that we should all leave and allow the Sisters to take care of them. So, it was by faith that I left my wailing daughter, screaming and banging on the glass door, and put my utmost trust to them. And how they magically calmed them down! Soon, she enjoyed going to school and eagerly participated in all activities and programs. All my 4 children: Catherine, Dea, Ethan and Francine, graduated from DML.

    They brought with them happy childhood memories and early friendships. It is where they experienced the best preschool education, nurtured by the dedication, warmth and love of the DML Sisters in an optimal environment for learning and socialization; with special mention to the best Italian pizza and pasta, baked and cooked with love by the Sisters! DML, you will forever be in our hearts! ❤

    Dianne Asuncion-Villarosa
  • I consider DML our second home where all the DML Sisters and staff always make you feel welcome. A place where good values are instilled to kids which serves as enforcement to the values taught at home by parents and where parents lead by example. Eventually a community is created which is God-centered and builds camaraderie among families which may last a lifetime.

    Bryan Patrick Reyes
  • I only have one kid and I am very protective of him.  I only  want the very best for my son Mizo. DML provided the security, atmosphere  and confidence that I looked for in a pre school.  I love the Sisters there too that up to this day I visit them every year.

    Cindy Banaria, DML PTA President 2000
  • Although most don’t really remember their days in preschool, you’d be surprised to see the impact that those years have as you grow older. I’m thankful I got a solid foundation at DML that taught me to be a better person for not just myself, but for others as well.

    Ramon Valeriano, Batch 2005
  • DML is very accessible to the Quezon City and San Juan areas. We like that the sisters really care for the students and they even provide snacks in school every day. DML has helped our children be more confident in performing in front of an audience and more used to studying their lessons.

    Dikki & Lisa Montaner

About Us

The DML Montessori School of Quezon City, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit institution owned and managed by the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca (DML). It is accredited by government recognition, and is an active member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).


The curriculum is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, renowned Italian educator and founder of the Montessori approach.  The DML congregation holds Dr. Montessori in high regard for her work, and is inspired by her great love and respect for and dedication to the child’s unique personality.

The school’s teaching methods are based on the specific needs of each child as the center of learning.  The program consists of activities done inside and outside the classroom, which are appropriate for early childhood growth and development and adapted to the children’s specific education needs, social values, and identity.


School Program


School Year 2021-2022


Levels AM MID
Pre-Nursery - Ruby 8:00 - 10:00 10:45 - 12:45
Nursery - Turquoise 8:00 - 10:00 10:45 - 12:45
Nursery - Jade 8:00 - 10:30 10:45 - 1:15
Pre-Kinder - Pearl 8:00 - 10:30 10:45 - 1:15
Pre-Kinder - Amethyst 8:00 - 10:30 10:45 - 1:15
Kindergarten - Topaz 8:00 - 11:00
Kindergarten - Diamond 8:00 - 11:00


Located in a peaceful residential neighborhood, DML Montessori School is equipped with the most modern facilities, which include a computer room, library, ballet room, art room, music area, PTA boardroom, chapel, garden, canteen, two covered playgrounds, and a program venue (auditorium).



The Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca is an international congregation founded by MOTHER ELISA MARTINEZ in the year 1938, through the inspiration of the Blessed Virgin.

The congregation’s site of origin is located near the Sanctuary of our Lady “Santa Maria di Leuca”, so the bishop who granted the first approval requested the Mother Foundress to take this title for her daughters.