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About Us

Montessori 123 is a mom and pop (and daughters) operation we have owned and run for the past 10 years. We combine our loves of Montessori education and graphic design to create the most beautiful and functional materials on the market—materials we take great pride in producing.

We know that although you can (and do) make your own Montessori materials, teaching doesn't always allow you the time to create the perfect material for each lesson. That's where we come in! We hear this a lot: "If only I had known about you when I started teaching, I could have saved myself so much time and effort!"

We currently offer nearly 500 different cardstock materials for your classroom. As we head into the future, we hope to expand our library with relevant materials for Montessori students from Toddler to Upper Elementary. Would you like to provide suggestions about your classroom needs? Take our survey, we'd love to hear them! Chances are, if you need a particular material other teachers do, too.

Our Team

Megan Jepson- Owner

Megan is trained as a Primary AMS instructor. She received her 0-3 and 3-6 certification from MEIPN (Montessori Education Institute of the Northwest) and has taught in Seattle, Thailand, and most recently for Little Star Montessori in Winthrop, WA. She creates and advises on new materials for Montessori 123 while working with teachers, students and parents in finding solutions to their everyday challenges. She does this while raising her daughters in a home Montessori environment in the North Cascade mountains of Washington.

Marshall Balick- Owner

Marshall comes from a strong sales and marketing background in the outdoor industry. Prior to that he received his Masters in Education with a certification in high school physical science and math. He loves creating materials on the computer, but his favorite part of owning Montessori 123 is interacting with all the nice customers who share his belief in the vision of Maria Montessori.

Coco and Pearl Balick- Product Testing

Born in 2012 and 2014 Coco and Pearl are head product testers. Having attended Montessori schools from age 2, they are connoisseurs of Montessori materials. Coco's current favorite is Silly and Sensible Sentences while Pearl is very interested in our Life Cycle sets. They can be found Exploring outside and giving unsolicited feedback on what they like and dislike in our materials. Sometimes they join us at the conference! Beware.

Tricia Bentley- Marketing and Newsletters, Materials Creator

Tricia came to us after finally finding some time to hit the workforce again. Mother of 5 children, she brings expertise in communication, workflow and efficiency. She keeps the Seattle Montessori 123 office on task alongside a new path helping families manage their hectic lives.

Alaina Stocker- Creative Marketing and Project Management

Alaina is a practicing visual artist who brings years of online store management, content development and a fresh eye to Montessori 123. She and Megan are working together to bring new quality content to your email inboxes and classroom shelves.

Beautiful materials

Our business is built on a foundation of over twenty years of teaching experience in traditional schools, Montessori classrooms, and the homeschool environment.

Montessori 123 offers hundreds of beautiful and affordable handmade Montessori materials designed to engage young learners in a variety of subjects based on the Montessori philosophy. Whether it's phonetic reading, landforms, history of writing, animal classification or art history, we've got something for every need and classroom.

Our materials stand apart for their vivid, full-color photographs that align with the Montessori principle of providing children with the most authentic, real-life examples possible. Our process allows us to offer extremely high-quality, glossy prints in sturdy cardstock and durable laminate.

We strive to offer personalized customer service and inspiration for you. Whether it's your classroom or home that's filled with eager learners, we work hard to grow and evolve our materials to improve your teaching experiences.

Your Time, Your Money, Your Choice

We get it—you need to save time, but sometimes you also need to save money. That's why we offer our materials in an economical choice of either high-quality printed heavy cardstock or as a digital PDF file (available for most sets) you can print yourself. Of course, we also offer all of our cardstock materials laminated (7 mil), trimmed and ready-to-use.


  • We accept Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and personal checks (may take 7-10 days to clear).
  • We also accept school purchase orders.
  • International buyers please pay using Credit Card or Paypal. We are unable to accept international money orders or checks drawn on non-US banks.


  • Shipments within the United States are made via USPS. Orders generally arrive within one week from the date the order was submitted...sometimes faster.
  • PDF Digital Downloads are delivered automatically to the email address provided at checkout.
  • International orders are shipped via USPS Global Priority or Airmail Parcel Post depending on the weight of the order. Delivery time is an estimated 1 to 3 weeks, however it may take longer due to customs.

How Can We Help?

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or problems with your order; we will do everything we can to make it right. We'd much rather hear from you and right the wrong than hear nothing at all. Give us an opportunity to come to the peace table.