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"Makom Lahlom" Montessori School 

We perceive each and every child as a plant seed we’re obligated to water, to encourage to grow. Just like a plant,

so is a child’s soul. There are no two alike.


Donations are tax-deductable in the US, UK and France

Who We Are 

"Makom Lahlom" (a Place to Dream) was founded in September 2018 by a group of educators and parents in search of an alternative form of education.


Together we built a progressive education facility based on three elements - the Montessorian teaching method, Forest School and an emotional-ethical program called "HaTov SheBaadam"  (the Good in Mankind) in collaboration with "Merhav Amit" (Fellowship Zone). 

Learn more about our program 

We Believe... 

  • In Creating a place where the child belongs in the broadest terms possible, a family-like place offering security and love, allowing for growth and expansion


  • In the child and in their inner good. In their aspiration for truth, justice, equality, fairness, honesty, forgiveness, and ongoing improvement.

  • In developing each child's inner world, character, and personality and in shaping the child's personality toward independence.

  • That an adult is not superior to a child. Therefore, more than we come to teach, we come to investigate, and learn from children.

  • In mentors, not teachers. This is an essential difference, not a semantic one - we believe in grown-ups who serve as instructors, guiding the child in their independent inquiry.


  • In investigating and learning about mankind and the universe, in the love of our land and nature.



More than a school, beyond Montessori

Inclusive & Accessible

Montessori for All (special needs, deprived children)

Child Empowerment

The Good in Mankind, "Mashma’ut Center"

"Open Source" for innovative

pedagogical programs

expending Montessori to new knowledge
fields, learning-through-research

Our Need, Your Support

"Makom Lahlom" was founded in early 2018 with the purpose of establishing a Montessori pre-school (ages 3-6) & a primary school (ages 6-12), and is acting as a non-profit organization, aspiring to make good education accessible for all.

"Makom Lahlom" is looking for  financial supporters dedicated to the same ideals and causes as we are.


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Donations are tax-deductable in the US, UK and France

Founders & Contact details 


Natalie Terebilo

An award-winning film maker who also ran learning centers for youth at-risk. When her own children were born, she realized that education is a top priority and that schools should be a secong home for children.

She is the visionary and founder of Makom Lahlom and currently serves as the general manager of the school.

Avital Gutman-Somjen

An ex-banker and mother of Yonatan; 7 years old with Autism who has been thriving in Montessori school in Ireland since diagnosed. Moving back to Israel and knowing the miracles of Montessori for Yonatan, she teamed up with Natalie and Ilana and currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Finance Director.

Ilana Ben-Ari

Ilana has 43 years of professional experience in education. In her last role she managed a special education school. Ilana was the first to Join Natalie to the journey of establishing Makom Lahlom and currently serves as pedagogical director and educational consultant. 


Contact Us

Natalie Terebilo

CEO, School Principal

+972 54 8077899

Avital Gutman-Somjen

Executive Board, Finance Director

+972 52 8809371

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