Chemung Valley Montessori School

23 Winters Road
Elmira, NY 14903-0149
Tel: (607)562-8754
Grades: NS-8 | 147 students
Founded in 1974, Chemung Valley Montessori offers a fully-certified Montessori program at the preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school levels.
The non-profit, non-sectarian school operates five days a week, following a calendar similar to local school districts and offers curriculum-based before and after-school programs for enrolled students.
Embracing the Montessori philosophy, and, through a dynamic partnership of child, parent and teacher, we nurture individual potential, cultivate a passion for lifelong learning, and encourage responsible participation in the classroom, the community and the world.
InĀ our classrooms you will find child-centered curriculum and individualized instruction; multi-age grouping; materials designed to fulfill physical and cognitive needs at each developmental level; Montessori-trained and certified faculty; hands-on learning; a connection to the environment, beginning in the classroom; opportunities for life skills; respectful, supportive community; and collaboration and cooperation.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Chemung Valley Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies with grade level and is updated annually in February for re-enrollment and new student enrollment for those starting the following September.
Admissions Director Kathryn Jakobson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Cross Country, SwimmingCross CountrySwimming,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chorus, Community Service Projects - all levels, Instrument instruction, Jazz Band, Middle School Spanish immersion trip Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Community Service Projects - all levels,
Instrument instruction,
Middle School Spanish immersion trip,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Corning Christian Academy (6.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alternative School For Math & Science (3.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary Our Mother School (5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Corning
    Grades: 6-8 | 86 students
    3.5 miles
    Po Box 114 291 E 1st Street
    Corning, NY 14830
    (607)962-0011
    3.56-8
    86
  • Horseheads
    Grades: PK-6 | 149 students
    5 miles
    811 Westlake St
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    (607)739-9157
    5PK-6
    149
  • Horseheads
    Grades: KG-6 | 84 students
    5.7 miles
    2293 Grand Central Ave
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    (607)739-9811
    5.7KG-6
    84
  • Corning
    Grades: PK-12 | 175 students
    6.1 miles
    11 Aisne St
    Corning, NY 14830
    (607)962-4220
    6.1PK-12
    175
  • Elmira
    Grades: 7-9 | 137 students
    6.1 miles
    1010 Davis St
    Elmira, NY 14901
    (607)734-0336
    6.17-9
    137

School Reviews

We enrolled our oldest daughter at CVMS almost 9 years ago with the intentions of just sending her there for a year until she was old enough for Kindergarten. We were so pleased with the way this school does education that we are still here 9 years and three children later. Every teacher (from pre-primary through middle school) has demonstrated genuine love of children, passion for learning, and deep knowledge about the Montessori Philosophy and content. For folks who are already sold on a Montessori education, this is the place. For folks who are considering a Montessori education, visit and interact with the educators - you will see, too; this is the place!
- Posted by Parent, 01/19/16

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