Holly Venable, Co-founder/Director

Holly completed degrees in English, Psychology and Social Work before switching tracks to work in advertising. In 2000, she took over as Managing Director of Three in a Box Illustration and repped artists in the UK and Canada for fifteen years.

Her daughter’s experience in Montessori proved transformative and prompted her to co-found The Orchard Montessori School with Melody Incledon in 2012. In 2015, Holly completed her Elementary teacher training. She developed and taught Orchard’s elementary program with Katherine Schweizer for two years. She’s also completed her Model UN and Model UN Bureau qualifications, World Peace Game Facilitation and restorative yoga teacher training. She is now leading the Lyceum students on rich, immersive practical and academic investigations.

She spends her free time writing, gardening and absorbing creative inspiration from her two children. She is usually looking for a reason to go to London.