Castle Island Bilingual Montessori

Since 2012 our growing independent (private) school has been educating children ages 3 through 10, and is now enrolling children up to sixth grade.
With dual language immersion in English and Spanish, our students are enriched with learning innovation, cultural inclusion, and joyful interactions.
Classrooms are mixed-aged with two teachers, one teaching in English and the other in Spanish.
The child-led classroom environment is prepared for the students with hands-on materials and individualized lessons; the teachers meet the children where they are - academically and also linguistically.
Children in our intercultural school emerge as caring and creative citizens of the world!.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Students: 25 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 5%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Placements

Castle Island Bilingual Montessori places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten
Year Founded
2012

Student Body

Total Students
25 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Castle Island Bilingual Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
21 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
72%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,000
Acceptance Rate
5%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Diane M Nickerson

School Notes

  • OUR MISSION providing world-class and accessible education dually immersed in English and Spanish in a fully implemented Montessori learning environment for chidlren of the Capital Region of New York.
  • TUITION based on income. Families whose annual household income is under $100,000 qualify for a tuition scholarship on a sliding scale. Families pay between $425-$1,100 per month.
  • For more information visit our website and call for a tour: 518-533-9838!

School Reviews

Endorse Castle Island Bilingual Montessori. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

What A Teacher Does
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
Decades ago private schools could have been accused of being elitist. You had to have money to attend. The student populations were fairly homogeneous. Fortunately that has changed.
Private School Job Searching 101
Private School Job Searching 101
Here is a guide for teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools. Think of it as a roadmap for the job search process.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Students: 25 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 5%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Albany, NY is $6,520 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Albany, NY is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links