Decolores Montessori School

DeColores is a chartered non-public school for grades K-9 and a certified Ohio Department of Human Services pre-school and day care provider.
Our admissions office, pre-school and elementary programs are located at 312 Central Avenue in Greenville, Ohio.
Our Jr. High (7th-9th grades) is a traditional Montessori farm school located at 6104 Arcanum Bears Mill Road, also in Greenville, Ohio.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students176 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Decolores Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries according to age. Under $5,000.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNancy Dean, Principal
Admissions AssociateChristine Seger


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Maker's Club (Technology-Focused), Micro Economy Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drum Club, Practice Club

School Notes

  • Our Beginnings DeColores was founded March 3, 1985. We offered Montessori education to children ages three through six in a small building on Walnut Street. In 1994, our program was expanded to include a Montessori early elementary program and which grew as our student body aged. By 2002 we became a certified child-care provider, offering before and after-school programs. September 2009 we opened our Jr. High Farm School, making us the only provider of Jr. High Montessori education in the region.
  • Our Goals Our goals are for our students to be open-minded and compassionate, to gain a sense of themselves and others, and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human spirit. Our students are well trained in the basic academic disciplines, while fulfilling their creative, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive potential. Our students love learning and to value knowledge, creativity, and humor. They are responsible, critical, and caring members of our society. They recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change and the self-esteem and confidence to pursue their goals.
  • Our Beliefs We believe that children learn best through intrinsic motivation. That they succeed when they have control over their learning. We are fiercely protective of concentration. We teach peace and do not dwell on competition. Students gain life-long benefits from the practice of self-discipline and independence. Our students will have a positive impact on the world in which they live.
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