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Battery Park Montessori Photo #1 - Our small student-teacher ratios provide rich opportunities for personalized learning and one-one-one support from Montessori-certified teachers with years of experience in child development.
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Battery Park Montessori Photo #1 - Our small student-teacher ratios provide rich opportunities for personalized learning and one-one-one support from Montessori-certified teachers with years of experience in child development.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #2 - Starting in our 2s program, we emphasize early literacy, sharing award-winning children's books in English, Mandarin and Spanish.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #3 - Battery Park Montessori is the only trilingual Montessori school in New York City and one of just a few in the world. The primary language is English, but all students are exposed to both Mandarin and Spanish.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #4 - Music is an important part of the Battery Park Montessori curriculum, with regular exposure to a variety of instruments and music theory as well as introduction to the music associated with Mandarin and Spanish languages.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #5 - Battery Park Montessori has its own farm plot in nearby Battery Park Urban Farm. There, students enjoy hands-on learning from planting seeds, nurturing the growth of their vegetables, harvesting and then eating what they've grown!
Battery Park Montessori Photo #6 - Students at Battery Park Montessori learn numeracy, language, science and more through hands-on interaction with beautiful Montessori materials, often together with friends.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #7 - Battery Park Montessori is located in one of New York City's most beautiful neighborhoods, right on the Hudson River and surrounded by nature. Our students enjoy learning about their environment through regular walks in every season and without having to cross streets.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #8 - At Battery Park Montessori, events like our annual Tea Ceremony invite children to apply lessons in practical life, independence, grace and courtesy and community building. It's a special occasion and all part of the socially rich learning that happens here.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #9 - At Battery Park Montessori's End of Year Ceremony, students celebrate the growth and independence they've achieved, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River. With a firm handshake from their teacher, and with parents watching, each student takes a moment to reflect on their achievements.
Battery Park Montessori Photo #10 - Battery Park Montessori hosts frequent Parent Education events, providing parents with insights into the Montessori practice so that they can give the best possible support to their children.
Battery Park Montessori is New York City's only trilingual Montessori program and one of just a few in the world.
We support all children in Nursery 1s through Kindergarten in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
We are known for our warm, diverse and vibrant community of families dedicated to the internationally respected child-led Montessori approach.
In 2013, we launched in a beautiful riverside location in Battery Park City with a vision to bring a world class early childhood learning center to the downtown New York City community while offering children a quiet haven for peaceful, introspective learning.
We stand out among peer schools in the exquisite natural beauty of our school setting and our commitment to nurturing independence in children.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,920
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
2013
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
100 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Battery Park Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
All programs are 5 days a week and full-day.
Admissions Director
Rosa Núñez

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Dance, Piano Lessons, Pottery, Puppetry

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Art Farm

School Notes

  • * English, Mandarin and Spanish languages
  • * Full member American Montessori Society school for children ages 1 through Kindergarten
  • * All teachers Montessori certified from an onsite teacher education program and uniquely trained to support trilingual environment
  • * Rigorous and engaging academic program for Kindergarten
  • * History of Kindergarten graduates moving on to some of NYC's most prestigious elementary schools
  • * Stunningly beautiful location on the Hudson River with a view of the Statue of Liberty and wall-sized classroom windows
  • * World class architectural design inspired by early childhood settings of Northern Europe
  • * Considered one of Lower Manhattan's best early childhood environments
  • * Full day programs for all ages, from 1 through Kindergarten
  • * After school Clubhouse and classes until 6pm nightly 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Battery Park Montessori cost?

Battery Park Montessori's tuition is approximately $42,920 for private students.

Does Battery Park Montessori offer a summer program?

Yes, Battery Park Montessori offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for Battery Park Montessori?

The application deadline for Battery Park Montessori is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
The education and social-emotional offerings at this hidden gem were amazing for us as a family and her daughter. The teachers are exceptional and extremely in tune with the kids. We spent 3 years at BPM and could not be happier.
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5  
Battery Park Montessori is an amazing school. I put both my daughters there years apart and they both thrived and had amazing experiences. The teachers are so caring and attentive. Both my kids loved going to school. The language program is great and most days they would come home singing songs in other languages which were very cute. Not only did they love school but with the help of the amazing faculty and staff both of my daughters were accepted at one of the top all-girls private schools in the city. They are currently excelling and I believe it has to do with a strong base from Battery Park Montessori.
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5  
Being part of the Battery Park Montessori family has been one of the best choices we`ve made for our family. We were lucky to be part of the school for 4 years. Our daughter started at the Toddler program and did the 3 years at the Casa classroom as well. We can`t say enough good things about the school, teachers, and staff. The kids and their well-being are the top priority. The school language program is excellent, as well as the academics. But what we like the most is how they take care of the kids` emotional development. Our daughter got accepted at all the schools we applied to and is now thriving at kindergarten academically and emotionally, and we know it`s because of the strong foundation she received during those 4 years at Battery Park Montessori.
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Battery Park Montessori is the best Montessori school we have experienced in New York and abroad. We came across the school and its beautiful settings whilst I was pregnant with my firstborn. The natural light, outdoor space, and amazing location near the water made it stand out. When we visited the premises a couple of years later, the atmosphere inside was serene and the children working quietly and peacefully, which I was not expecting for 3 years old children! We waited for my son to turn 2 and he started on the day of his birthday. Since he started, my son bonded with his teachers and his classmates. The teaching staff impressed us with their profound knowledge of Montessori, going beyond regular caregivers and demonstrating knowledge and practice of the latest childhood development studies. My son was singing in Mandarin and Spanish, his favorite language at the time. All in all, he was exposed to four languages which have been extremely beneficial to him. Even during Covid, the team has been outstanding, making sure everyone in the community was safe, whilst showing the utmost courtesy and warmth to the children. My son progressed immensely not only in terms of academics (literacy and numeracy) but also emotionally and with his manners. My son attended for two years, between the age of 2 and almost up to the age of 4. We had to relocate to the UK and looked for similar standards of education. Unfortunately, we have found anything near the standard of Battery Park Montessori. We are still committed to this form of education and now both my son and daughter are in Montessori school. However, my son still mentions that he misses his school in New York and his teachers. We were fortunate to come to visit a few months ago and it felt like we had not left. The teachers made time to come and talk to us, as well as all of my son`s old classmates. The sense of community at Battery Park Montessori is very strong and the families joining are both diverse in background and united in terms of mindset. Hector and I have made friends for life there. Before my son joined Battery Park Montessori, we experienced other big names daycares but the experience was average at best and very bad at worst. I wished Battery Park Montessori had a 1-year-old section which I am so happy to hear that they do now. I would trust them with my child anytime.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,920
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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