Lexington Montessori School

130 Pleasant Street,
Lexington, MA, 02421-0217
Tel: (781)862-8571
Grades: NS - 8 | 230 students
The Lexington Montessori School community works to create an environment that inspires children to develop inner discipline, self-assurance, and a love of learning.
We respect the uniqueness of each student by helping each child to develop skills at periods of greatest readiness and sensitivity.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 48%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Lexington Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 96%
Average Class Size 21 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,000
Tuition Notes Tuition costs vary by level. Financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $16,000
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rebecca Blake
Admissions Associate Carolyn DiNatale

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Golf, SwimmingBasketballCrew,
GolfSwimming,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Chorus, Drama, Glee Club, Guitar, Piano, Scrabble, Violin Chess, Chorus, Drama, Glee Club, Guitar, Piano, Scrabble, Violin,

School Notes:

  • Education at LMS is based on the theories and work of Maria Montessori. This child- centered approach views the primary task of education as allowing children to discover knowledge--and ultimately, themselves--by engaging in meaningful, self-directed activity in a stimulating and nurturing atmosphere. The aim is to help children grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, aesthetically, and physically while also developing self-awareness and an understanding of themselves as members of the world community. We view children as active participants in their learning. Children discover for themselves how to use their intellects and temperaments, how to see and understand and remember. By working to master the carefully prepared classroom environment--both individually and in concert with other students--the children develop the concentration, self-confidence, independence, and self-discipline that will enable them to become life-long learners and problem solvers.
  • Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cotting School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady's Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady's Academy (0.9 miles away)
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  • Waltham Our Lady's Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    920 Trapelo Road
    Waltham , MA , 02452
    (781)899-0353
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  277  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Lexington Waldorf School Of Lexington
    Waldorf School
    739 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington , MA , 02420
    (781)863-1062
    Waldorf School
    1  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Lexington
    Cotting School    
    Special Education School
    453 Concord Ave
    Lexington , MA , 02421
    (781)862-7323
    Special Education School
    1.2  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Lexington
    Armenian Sisters Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    20 Pelham Rd
    Lexington , MA , 02421
    (681)861-8303
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  99  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Lexington
    Meadowridge Pelham Academy
    All-girls | Special Education School
    13 Pelham Rd
    Lexington , MA , 02421
    (781)274-6800
    All-girls | Special Education School
    1.4  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  7-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 19, 2013 - Lexington Montessori School (LMS) is a truly amazing place. The school has helped my three children become confident learners. They truly love coming to school - even my middle schooler! Teachers create a safe environment where my kids feel respected and appropriately challenged. There are a lot of good schools out there but LMS is a unique community of teachers and administrators dedicated to continually looking for ways to enrich my children''s learning experiences. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 21, 2013 - The Lexington Montessori School (LMS) is a truly wonderful school! Having had two very different children attend from pre-school through 8th grade, I can attest to the school’s excellent academics as well as its emphasis on educating the “whole” child. In the hands of caring teachers, my children blossomed intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They each graduated with a strong sense of self, an appreciation for their individual learning styles, and an understanding of their place in this vibrant community. I am grateful to this school for 1) its emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Both my children attend a rigorous private high school where their teachers have noted with admiration their analytical and problem-solving skills. 2) its diversity. 48% of the students at LMS are children of color and 40% of the teachers are people of color. My children will be operating in a multi-cultural world and I am grateful that they grew up respecting different ethnicities and religions in this diverse school environment. 3) its focus on sustainability. In weaving environmental and social sustainability into the curriculum, LMS taught my kids about stewardship of the earth and the impact that their actions can have on the planet and others. 4) its strong sense of community. LMS is a caring community where my children learned tolerance and respect for others. They learned to collaborate and to resolve conflicts. They have formed deep and lasting connections with classmates and teachers. - Posted by Parent

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