The Children's Tree Montessori School

Tel: (860)388-3536
Grades: PK - 6 | 92 students
The Children's Tree Montessori School, established in 2000, is unique in that it is the only Montessori school on the Connecticut shoreline that offers an elementary program (ages 6-12) in addition to its primary program(ages 3-6).
A recent study published by Science Magazine proved that children in public Montessori programs scored higher on tests than children in traditional public schools.
Montessori education was developed by Dr.
Maria Montessori.
January 2007 marked the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Dr.
Montessori's first school.
It is an educational philosophy based on creating a child-centered learning environment where children develop a sense of self-respect, independence and love of learning.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 92 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Children

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,000
Tuition Notes tuition is dependant on schedule
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marci Martindale
Admissions Associate Nicole Atwood


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Ballet, DanceBalletDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Yoga, Theater, Art, Forigen Languages, Dance, Trapeeze, music, Piano, Music Together Yoga, Theater, Art, Dance, Trapeeze, music, Piano, Forigen Languages,
Music Together,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/11/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oxford Academy (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John School (2.1 miles away)
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  • Recommended February 22, 2014 - Love the school for my elementary aged daughters. Teachers are wonderful! My daughters are learning so much more than they were in traditional school. The best part is that they are begging to go to school each day! - Posted by Parent
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