Cleveland Montessori

  • Cleveland Montessori provides excellence in education to the children of Greater Cleveland by discovering and awakening children's innate talents and abilities, and cultivating a lifetime love of learning and spirit of social responsibility.
  • Cleveland Montessori is deeply committed to authentic Montessori principles and practices for optimizing child education and creative potential.
  • Enriched by the values of love, respect, justice and joy, and fostered by a diverse and wonderfully nurturing Montessori community, the school serves all children, regardless of race or creed, and is distinctly committed to enhancing the vitality of the Little Italy and University Circle communities.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Reading Delays
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer program open to currently enrolled students.

Student Body

Total Students84 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Cleveland Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,200
Tuition NotesTuition listed is for elementary and middle school. Preschool and kindergarten is less and varies depending on program and hours.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,200
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKate Comella

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sport
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band Program, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Kung Fu

School Notes

  • Cleveland Montessori operates as a private, independent school while offering the option of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (a Catholic based religious formation) to all of the families enrolled.  All students enrolled at the school are exposed to the christian faith through classroom participation and observation of these lessons, whether directly participating or not. 
  • The school is located in the neighborhood of Little Italy with easy access to the institutions of University Circle.  Students enjoy the many resources of this vibrant area of Cleveland as they go out into the community for extensions to their classroom work.

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    Cleveland, OH 44118
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    Cleveland, OH 44128
    (216) 292-4685
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    Cleveland, OH 44124
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    Cleveland, OH 44124
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    Cleveland, OH 44118
    (216) 932-4177
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The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $6,390 for elementary schools and $10,576 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).