Dancing Moose Montessori School

  • Dancing Moose Montessori School focuses on the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth of children.
  • The program--18 months through 3rd grade--educates the whole child with specialists in free movement, art, and Tae Kwon Do.
  • Integrating academics with the arts fosters a rich and engaging academic environment.
  • The healthy lifestyles menu is prepared by our in-house chef, and in the summer incorporates fresh items from our school garden.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-3
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students276 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesMonthly tuition costs include freshly prepared lunch, snacks as well as a movement and gardening program .
Admissions DirectorSarah Mannion

School Notes

  • Individually paced lessons that challenge children's critical thinking skills
  • Teacher guidance to facilitate activities in a timeframe most suitable to the needs of each child
  • Cooperation and respect for each child's autonomy
  • Emphasis on learning that is individually suited to each child's level of development
  • Individualized teaching for effectiveness
  • Learning that allows children to engage in higher brain functions such as inductive and deductive logic and synthesis of ideas
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Valley City
    Grades: K-8 | 456 students
    2.9 miles
    2755 Decker Lake Ln
    West Valley City, UT 84119
    (801)908-7826
    2.9 K-8
    456
  • Riverton
    Montessori At Riverton
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 84 students
    14.2 miles
    1640 West 13200 South
    Riverton, UT 84065
    (801)253-4000
    14.2 PK-8
    84
  • Salt Lake City
    Grades: PK-12 | 46 students
    5.2 miles
    547 W. 3900 So. Suite E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84123
    (801)685-9648
    5.2 PK-12
    46
  • Salt Lake City
    Benjamin Franklin Academy
    Benjamin Franklin Academy Photo - Science Fair
    Alternative School (Latter Day Saints)
    Grades: PK-12 | 36 students
    7 miles
    825 N 300 W Suite 200
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    (801)466-4326
    7 PK-12
    36
  • Salt Lake City
    Bennion Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-6 | 148 students
    5.7 miles
    3337 W 6200 S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84129
    (801)965-1216
    5.7 PK-6
    148

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Dancing Moose has been home to me for three years now. I can't afford to NOT send my 2nd and 3rd child to this school. The academics are outstanding, and it is such a comfort to me to know that my children will begin their education well above average. The teachers are impressive with their higher education and genuine love for children. The positive energy at this school stems from a joint mission from administration, teachers and parents to provide an unprecedented experience. I recommend this school to everyone I know.
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We have been with Dancing Moose since 2009 and have nothing but good things to say. The president (co-founder) is a professor of education and is deeply involved in the curriculum and shows great interest in every child at the school. This commitment and attention is pervasive among the school's leadership. They integrate active lessons throughout the day, including martial arts and yoga. They have a keen awareness of a child's need to move and don't stymie them; while not allowing this to hinder academic progress. My daughter has loved the Moose Boost programs they offer throughout the year as well as the Summer Camps. Soon after starting at ''The Moose'' we/they discovered that my daughter, who we knew had speech delays, also had learning delays. Since then, we have been so impressed and grateful for their expertise, awareness and immediate response in adapting a learning plan to meet her needs. They worked with us closely to provide appropriate resources. The teachers and exemplary, clearly work well with children and routinely provide regular communication. The school encourages family involvement in a variety of projects and takes part in a variety of charitable events, which not only introduces awareness to the kids, but gives them a chance to participate in making the lives of others better. They are sensitive to the dynamics of a 2-parent working family and provide resources that accommodate a variety of different circumstances. We only wish the school's curriculum went past 2nd grade!
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We have been attending Dancing Moose for over five years and all three of our children are thriving both socially and academically. Our older two have transitioned to public school and are doing very well. Great school, great teachers, and secure and clean facility. We highly recommend Dancing Moose Montessori!
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I love the Dancing Moose. Our older children attended and now we are returning with our youngest. I appreicate the personal attention that the staff offers. Crystal is amazing and so helpful with any request. Ms. Tara and Ms. Maria are caring and thoughtful teachers. Its great to be back in the Moose Community.
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My daughter is not yet in Kindergarten but already reads at a first grade level, I say this is all thanks to Miss Shanny. I love that they have the ability to teach to the childs ability and are forced to slow the fast learners down or overwhelm the slower ones.
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I love this school! My son has progressed like crazy with all the personal attention he gets at Dancing Moose. Miss Danny is an incredible teacher and my son's first crush. I know that reading at age 4 with give my son an advantage for a lifetime.
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