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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 102 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Reading Delays
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
102 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Cleveland Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition listed is for elementary and middle school. Preschool and kindergarten is less and varies depending on program and hours.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program open to currently enrolled students.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate Wright


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
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.
Profile last updated: 06/04/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I have been extremely impressed with Cleveland Montessori these past 2yrs. They maintain rigorous academic standards while nurturing your child`s unique interests and personality and promoting a love of learning. They provide one-on-one help as needed with academics, while not making the child feel singled out or behind, they instead adapt to your child`s learning style, pace, and needs. They provide a warm and inclusive environment for children to grow into their best selves - my child has come out of his shell remarkably in the last year. The parent and student body is diverse and promotes inclusivity, acceptance, and community engagement.
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We have had an excellent experience at Cleveland Montessori so far! My children all started in the primary classrooms. The teachers/staff are very welcoming to children and families. My kids have thrived in the Montessori environment. The teachers are all so caring and nurturing and my children absolutely adore them. Personally, I love the neighborhood the school is in (the kids get to walk to the nearby playground daily). Pre-Covid, we loved the different activities planned outside of normal school hours like the Valentine's Dance and Halloween activities - which are great times to connect with other parents!
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Cleveland Montessori is unique in all the Cleveland area. They practice Montessori practices very closely. Children use materials throughout primary to upper elementary. They teach children as they are ready, not on grade level. The school is small, but caring and warm. They offer a close knit community where the staff always go above and beyond their duties. My daughter and her friend were supported as they initiated a project to raise money and then distribute sanitary items to homeless women. On the adolescent level, she received one-to-one support with writing. They also taught the children how to debate important, timely topics in the US culture and beyond.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 102 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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