5.00 (4 reviews)
- Essential Montessori serves 46 students in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten and is a member of the Other Montessori association(s).
- The student:teacher of Essential Montessori is 23:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other Montessori association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten|
|Total Students||46 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||2 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
Nearby Private Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
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(319)393-4507 1.7 PK-5
- Cedar Rapids Grades: 9-12 | 688 students
6300 42nd Street Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
(319)294-6635 2 9-12
Both of my children attend Connie's Essential Montessori. It could not possibly be any better of a program. This staff is very skilled with the preschool aged children, they genuinely care for your child and their education. They maintain an organized and firm but loving classroom. The Director Connie Craft looks on the positive side of everything. She has never raised her voice at child. The classroom environment in unparalleled running peacefully and coherently. I am a Director at another preschool and could have free childcare but still choose to send my two children to Essential Montessori because of the value it adds to my family. It is also surprisingly affordable. After being on the waitlist for a year I cannot be more grateful she gave us a chance to enroll my children. This Montessori comes highly recommended.
- Posted by Parent - Diana
After visiting a lot of preschools in the area, I knew the minute I walked in that this was THE ONE. Miss Connie Craft truly loves her kids. My child has been there for two years and has blossomed into a confident, intelligent, mindful person. The bond in the classroom between children and staff is amazing. Many opportunities are presented to the children on a daily basis. They truly become a well rounded child through work and play. I can't say enough positive things about this school. Check it out for yourself!
- Posted by Parent - Green
We have been to day schools in the area and this is truly a school. My child thrived under the instruction and care of Ms Connie Craft and her staff. My daughter, as well as the rest of the family, just love Connie. She and her school have been a blessing. I have a smart kid and she soared there. I cannot recommend this school enough.
- Posted by Parent - Drstr
After having children attend Essential Montessori for three years I can say witout reservation that I feel Ms. Connie Craft and her staff provide the absolute best pre-school experience in the area. My children and I were both extremely happy with all facets of the school. So much in fact that the hardest decision when receiving a promotion and moving out of the area was accepting that my youngest daughter would not be able to attend the school. I cannot give the school or the staff any higher praise. Rob
- Posted by Parent - rjemi
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