Healing Waters Montessori School, LLC


...located in the heart of beautiful Abita Springs, LA, and is a Louisiana State Certified Montessori School. It is fully accredited by the Louisiana BESE Board, and is staffed by certified Montessori instructor, Suzanne Rizan Burns, who has been teaching since 1984. Healing Waters Montessori School bean as a home program in 1996. In 2009, the school was incorporated and received approval from the louisiana Montessori Association; it was accredited by BESE in 2010. HWM operates as a fully accredited school for Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten. It is tucked away in downtown Abita Springs and has been one of Abita’s best known secrets for many years.

Healing Waters Montessori is owned and operated by Suzanne Rizan Burns. Suzanne has been a Montessori teacher since 1987. She received her BA from UNO in 1984 and her MWEI Montessori accreditation from Children’s House in New Orleans. Suzanne taught at Children’s House, Covington Montessori, and finally, at her own school, Healing Waters. She has also taught ballet for over 20 years and sings at her church.

We follow the holiday schedule of the St. Tammany Parish Schools as much as possible. Please check the schedule both before you sign up for the school year and during the year so that you stay informed. Pick a schedule that is comfortable for you and your child.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Healing Waters Montessori School admits students of any race, color, religion, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, handicapped condition, ancestry, or if the child is breastfed in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or staff.