Community Montessori School

Lucie Varatharansa

Owner and Lead Teacher


Mother of two, Miss Lucie was born in Sri Lanka and raised in France. Since graduating college, she has worked and lived in Mumbai, Melbourne, London, Paris, and Stockholm. Spending time with kids, however, is her life’s passion.  In 2004, she went on to complete the Montessori primary teacher credential program in Paris, France. She spent the next two and half years teaching at an AMI certified Montessori school in San Diego, California, where she met her husband Steve. In 2008, she moved to Boston to pursue a MBA at Babson College and founded the Community Montessori School in 2010.  She loves building relationships with her students while teaching them the skills necessary to be independent and helping them to find their own voice.

Vijayalakshmi Mahendran 
(Miss Viji)
​Afternoon Teacher


Born and raised in India, Miss Viji majored in mathematics at the University of Madras, India where she worked as an accountant. She and her husband relocated to Oman for ten years before moving to the United States.  She is set to begin her AMS Montessori training through the New England Montessori Teacher Education Center in 2017.  Miss Viji loves to make arts and crafts, paint, sew, cook, and she is passionate about sharing these activities with her students in the afternoon.  She loves inspiring students to tackle new or challenging curriculum and is continually impressed by their independence and inquisitiveness.

​Our Staff

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