Amherst Montessori School

     Tel: (413)253-3101
        
   
Grades: PK - 6 | 102 students
The Amherst Montessori School, is a non-profit school serving families throughout the Pioneer Valley.
AMS children range in age from 12 months to 12 years of age.
Following the Montessori curriculum, our children study in multi-age groups at four levels: Toddler, Children's House and Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary.
By providing an environment rich in learning materials and opportunities, the Montessori teacher enables the child to apply his/her curiosity in the most enriching way possible.
Montessori teacher follows the child in his/her learning, actively.
The teachers are “scientists of child learning.” They observe the children, following them, yet guiding them.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 102 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Amherst Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no specific dress code, but avoid violent or commercial images on clothes, generally modest attire expected)

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Depends on program chosen and hours
Admissions Director Laura Miller

School Notes:

The Amherst Montessori School, is a non-profit school serving families throughout the Pioneer Valley. AMS children range in age from 12 months to 12 years of age. Following the Montessori curriculum, our children study in multi-age groups at four levels: Toddler, Children's House and Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. By providing an environment rich in learning materials and opportunities, the Montessori teacher enables the child to apply his/her curiosity in the most enriching way possible. Montessori teacher follows the child in his/her learning, actively. The teachers are “scientists of child learning.” They observe the children, following them, yet guiding them.

AMS has been in the Amherst community for 43 years and has recently completed a beautiful new 12,000 sq.ft. building, which has ample classroom and playground spaces.  We are beginning the accreditation process with AISNE and American Montessori Society.  

Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Hartsbrook School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Hartsbrook School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Hartsbrook School (2.4 miles away)
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