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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 176 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
176 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Decolores Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies according to age. Under $5,000.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nancy Dean, Principal
Admissions Associate
Christine Seger


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 176 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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