The Montessori House

426 Knickerbocker Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670-0767
Tel: (201)816-8343
Grades: NS-1 | 94 students
The Montessori House offers children a remarkable learning experience based on Maria Montessori`s insights and materials.
Each year over 100 pupils participate in a rich variety of programs for children ages 2-1/2 to 7, including half-day, full-day and after care options plus summer camp.
We invite you to call 201-816-8343 to schedule a one-on-one tour of The Montessori House on any school day.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-1
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 94 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Montessori House Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,500
Tuition Notes For Sept 2015 $9,400+ for half-day programs $17,300+ for full-day programs
% on Financial Aid


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After Care to 6 p.m., Art Club, Beginner and Intermediate Chess, Making Music, Raw Food Fun, Reading Fun Art Club, Making Music, Raw Food Fun, Reading Fun, After Care to 6 p.m.,
Beginner and Intermediate Chess,

School Notes

  • The Montessori House is the only pre-school in Northeast Bergen County that is a Full Member School of the American Montessori Society (AMS). That means all our lead teachers have earned their Montessori credentials, including over 1 year of course work and a 1 year practicum (student teaching).
  • All our Montessori classes have a student:teacher ratio of 10:1 or less.
  • We offer both full day and half-day programs for children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 1st grade, plus After Care until 6 p.m.
  • For 2013-14 we've added a new classroom and increased our capacity for full-day Pre-Primary students. 
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