Brixham Montessori Friends School

Brixham Montessori Friends School is a small independent private school in York.
A dynamic and vibrant school community, the BMFS staff is proud to partner with parents and students to establish an exceptional Montessori school of the highest standards.
Each classroom has an average student to teacher ratio of 7:1 and a complete program of study, including core subjects in language, math, sensorial and everyday living, as well as the arts and sciences.
Specials in Spanish, Fitness and Health, Music, Drama and Studio Art complete the study at the elementary levels.
Central to the philosophy of Montessori education is the belief that every child is driven by his or her own desires to learn, and that within a carefully structured and prepared environment, the child will fulfill his or her needs in their entirety.
"Follow the child" and "freedom with responsibilities" are two Montessori principles that Brixham deeply honors and respects.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students112 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Brixham Montessori Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition range from $4,839 to $10,539 depending on the program or grade levels
% on Financial Aid
8%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
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School Reviews

5  
BMFS embraced our 7 year old son into their lower elementary program when his former Montessori school unexpectedly closed due to financial reasons. While he struggled to make the transition to a new school, new teachers, new friends (and a new home as we had also just moved), his teachers stuck by him and worked diligently (and we're certain very hard on many days) to help him gain his footing and find his place, not just academically but socially as well. By the end of the school year, he was once again our happy kid and experiencing excellent days at school. The head of the school is extremely kind and caring, and truly puts the best interest of the child first. And while all the lower el teachers are wonderful, our son's head teacher never gave up trying to figure out son out and what would help him succeed the most - and he was always supportive and willing to work with us in partnership on any struggles our son was having at the time. Having teachers and a school that cares about your child as much as you do as a parent is a rare and true gift. BMFS gave us that gift and we are forever grateful.
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