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New York Montessori Schools

Visit the schools' websites to get an idea of programs offered. Then visit the school or schools which interest you. Observe a class or two. Ask parents, friends and community leaders their opinion of schools. Then make your final decision always trusting your own instincts.

Alfred Montessori School, Alfred
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Alfred Montessori School offers parents in the Alfred area a Montessori education for their toddlers. The school also offers an after school program for children through age 12.

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn Heights
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: BMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the National Association of Independent Schools. That's unusual and speaks to the school's seriousness of purpose.

Chemung Valley Montessori School, Big Flats
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, Day school
Comments: An established Montessori school with over 30 years experience educating the Montessori way, CYMS serves the western New York and Pennsylvania areas with a child-centered education.

Greece Montessori School, Rochester
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Greece Montessori School is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Happy Montessori School, Port Washington
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Happy Montessori School offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Ithaca Montessori School, Ithaca
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Ithaca Montessori School is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills. It benefits from its proximity to institutions of higher learning.

Hudson Country Montessori School, New Rochelle
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Hudson Country Montessori School teaches children in multi-age classrooms with teacher-guided learning. The school has a second campus in Danbury, Connecticut.

Les Enfants Montessori School, Astoria
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-K
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Les Enfants Montessori has been providing Montessori education to the Astoria area since 1980. The school teaches children in multi-age classrooms with teacher-guided learning.

Love of Learning Montessori School, Centerport
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Love of Learning Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society. The school has a convenient Suffolk County, Long Island location.

Montessori Children's Room, Armonk
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori Children's Room offers the finest enriched learning experience for preschool and primary children. Montessori certified teachers guide the learning at this suburban Westchester county school.

Montessori Children's School, Massapequa
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori Children's School offers the finest enriched learning experience for preschool and primary children. The school is located on the south shore of Long Island.

Montessori Day School of Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori Day School of Brooklyn offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Programs are offered in two Brooklyn locations.

Montessori School of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori School of Amsterdam provides a child-centered education according to the Montessori approach. Morning and afternoon sessions are available in a beautifully renovated Victorian house.

Montessori School of Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori School of Lefferts Garden teaches children in multi-age classrooms with teacher-guided learning. Teachers are Montessori certified.

Montessori School of Schenectady, Burnt Hills
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori School of Schenectady offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

The Montessori School of New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-PK
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Montessori School of New York is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. It has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and has been in operation since 1968.

Montessori School of Rochester, Brighton
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-3
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Montessori of Rochester offers an alternative to traditional educational practices with learning based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

North Shore Montessori School, Stony Brook
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: North Shore Montessori is dedicated to the development of creative thinking, independent learning and problem-solving skills according to the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School, Manhasset
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: N-3
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Our Lady of Grace Montessori School provides a child-centered education according to the Montessori approach. The school teaches and embraces traditional Catholic values and beliefs.

Our Montessori School, Yorktown
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Our Montessori School teaches children in multi-age classrooms with teacher-guided learning. The school has campuses in Yorktown and Carmel.

Riverdale Montessori School, Bronx
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Riverdale Montessori School provides a child-centered education according to the Montessori approach. The school operates programs year round.

Southampton Montessori School, Southampton
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Southampton Montessori School seeks to create a warm, loving, respectful atmosphere in accordance with the precepts and teachings of Maria Montessori. The school is located on 4 acres of beautiful land overlooking a golf course.

Staten Island Montessori School, Staten Island
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Staten Island Montessori School provides a child-centered education according to the Montessori approach. The school is one of the few Montessori schools offering a middle school program.

Suffern Montessori School, Suffern
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Suffern Montessori School provides a child-centered education according to the time-honored Montessori approach. The school serves the Ramapo school district.

Twin Parks Montessori Schools, New York, NY
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-5
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Twin Parks is actually two Montessori schools: Park West Montessori School and Riverside Montessori School. Accredited by the Middle States Association on Elementary Schools.

Webster Montessori School, Webster
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Accredited by AMI and the New York Board of Regents. Traditional Montessori education for children ages 18 months through 12.

West Hills Montessori at Crestwood, Melville
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: West Hills Montessori educates the whole child spiritually, academically, physically, and socially in a caring, intimate environment that embraces diversity. The school is conveniently located on the Crestwood Country Day School campus in Melville.

West Side Montessori School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-1
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: West Side Montessori School prides itself on being a model urban early childhood program in the Montessori tradition. The school serves approximately 200 children.

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