|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||50 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||33%
State avg.: 45%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||9 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$16,650|
|Tuition Notes||5 Days a week (9:00am-3:00pm): $16,650. 5 Days a week (9:00am-12:30pm): $14,450. 4 Days a week (9:00am-3:00pm): $14,450. 4 Days a week (9:00am-12:30pm) $12,500.|
|% on Financial Aid||30%|
|Admissions Director||Yvette Cashmere|
Preparation for Life,
Education for Peace,
A Community for Children.
Preparation for Life: "A child is a discoverer. He is
an amorphous splendid being in search of his own proper form."
-- Dr. Maria Montessori.
MFS prepares children to thrive. Purposeful activity, multi-age classrooms, adult and peer role models, and an exceptional Montessori curriculum prepare the students to participate meaningfully and skilfully in an ever-changing world. Students leave MFS primed for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in high school, college, and in life.
Education for Peace: “The experience of our
classroom is what lets us know that peace is possible, as Gandhi
and Montessori envisioned it, if we ‘begin with the
children.’ ” -- Jane Wechsler.
The classroom is a place of peace at MFS. Children express their innate sense of justice, equality, and goodness within the classroom community. Regular experiences of peaceful conflict resolution, freedom within limits, and social responsibility cultivate a value system our graduates carry out into the greater world to contribute to a more peaceful society.
A Community for Children: "Children are human beings
to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence
and of the greater possibilities of their future." –- Dr.
The Montessori classroom is a loving community within which all members actively support one another while successfully pursuing their own development and interests. This sense of interconnectedness and responsibility iscarried by alumni and families into the community at large. MFS is a community of students, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents who are focused on doing that which serves children best.
Profile last updated: 09/18/2013
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