Essential Montessori

Essential Montessori serves 46 students in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten, 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 46 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Essential Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students
46 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Essential Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Essential Montessori?
The application deadline for Essential Montessori is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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!
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5  
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.
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5  
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
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 46 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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