West Side Montessori School

Tel: (212)662-8000
Grades: PK-K | 200 students
West Side Montessori School (WSMS) is an early childhood, independent Montessori school enrolling approximately 200 students, ages 2.10 through 6 (pre-K through kindergarten).
We are a school that awakens children's imaginations to the limitless possibilities in life.
We are a warm, welcoming community in which children and adults find friendships and support, where adults and children are encouraged to ask questions and broaden their understandings of themselves, others and the world around them.
We are committed to maintaining our position as a model urban early childhood program.
We are also committed to being a school that helps prepare future teachers through our on-site weekend Montessori teacher preparation program (our WSMS-TEP) and our vigorous student teaching program.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 200 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade West Side Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 21 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Agnes Boys High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riverside Montessori School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Yeshiva Ketana Of Manhattan (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: K | 178 students
    0.1 miles
    202 Riverside Dr
    New York, NY 10025
  • New York
    Yeshiva Ketana Of Manhattan
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-8 | 172 students
    0.2 miles
    346 W 89th St
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 336 students
    0.3 miles
    202 W 97th St
    New York, NY 10025
  • New York
    St Agnes Boys High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
    0.3 miles
    555 W End Ave
    New York, NY 10024
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    0.3 miles
    138 W 90th St
    New York, NY 10024

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 24, 2015
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $17,606 for elementary schools and $33,634 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).