The Cobb School Montessori

112 Sand Hill Road,
Simsbury, CT, 06070-0607
Tel: (860)658-1144
Grades: NS - 6 | 140 students
The Cobb School houses nine classrooms, an art studio, library, science lab, gardens, athletic fields and playgrounds.
The school has a thriving Parent Infant Community and Toddler, Primary and Elementary classes, providing children 15 months through 12 years an authentic Montessori education.
 The school’s mission “Believe, Guide, Step Aside, Let Fly!” and core values – respect, responsibility, independence and integrity – guide its professional and accomplished staff in every decision it makes.   

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Cobb School Montessori Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(comfortable, child-friendly, no lettering or athletic wear)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Young Children's Community $11,000.00 Primary Program (Morning) $11,000.00 Primary Extended Day $15,200.00 Lower Elementary Program $17,000.00 Upper Elementary Program $17,500.00
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Sallie Ann Jacobs

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. art club, chess club, outdoor club, acorn singers, woodworking club art club, chess club, outdoor club, acorn singers, woodworking club,

School Notes:

  • The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury is proud to be celebrating its 40th year. Under the leadership of Mary Lou Cobb, founder and Head of School, Cobb has grown into a hardworking and compassionate community of 150 students, many from around the world. The school’s beautiful, natural, light-filled environment has taken shape through two major expansion projects in both 1997 and 2012. This September the school breaks ground on a gymnasium and community meeting room to be completed this spring.  

    Today The Cobb School houses nine classrooms, an art studio, library, science lab, gardens, athletic fields and playgrounds. The school has a thriving Parent Infant Community and Toddler, Primary and Elementary classes, providing children 15 months through 12 years an authentic Montessori education.  The school’s mission “Believe, Guide, Step Aside, Let Fly!” and core values – respect, responsibility, independence and integrity – guide its professional and accomplished staff in every decision it makes.   

    Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, The Cobb School, Montessori will celebrate 40 important and passion-filled years of guiding children to reach their potential and preparing them to find their place in the world.

  • Profile last updated: 08/07/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ethel Walker School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ethel Walker School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Mary School (2.8 miles away)
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  • Simsbury Ethel Walker School
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    230 Bushy Hill Road
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    (860)408-4200
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    0.1  mi  |  265  students  |  Gr.  6-12
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    36 Westledge Rd
    West Simsbury , CT , 06092
    (860)651-9361
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    2.3  mi  |  382  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
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    Avon , CT , 06001
    (860)677-2403
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  • Simsbury St. Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    946 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury , CT , 06070
    (860)658-9412
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.8  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    (860)677-0035
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - If you want your child to love learning, develop a passion for reading, be intrinsically motivated, and nurtured in an environment that truly respect children, then this is the school for you! But don't take my word for it, visit and you'll see the difference. Really. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - Our daughter has been with The Cobb School for 3 years. I could go on and on how happy she is, how the Montessori teachings have given her an opportunity to learn even beyond our expectations, how gifted the teachers are but instead I encourage you explore a truly unique place. This is a life changing experience for any child. We are so blessed to be part of this special community. The Berard Family - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - A gem in the Farmington River Valley! Mary Lou Cobb is a gifted, talented and passionate educator. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our kids to the school. Cobb has helped foster a love of learning that's a rarely found in traditional school settings. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - Amazing place and faculty!. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - I can not over state the role that Cobb School has played in my child's early development. She has blossomed into a confident, thoughtful child, who is respectful of others and eager to help out her fellow classmates (and family!) Thank you Cobb School! - Posted by Parent

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