Great Beginnings Montessori School

The Great Beginnings Mission Statement - To be an exemplary and philanthropic Montessori community that educates children, encourages critical thinking, instills a joy for lifelong learning, and nurtures responsible and respectful citizens.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Great Beginnings Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is schedule dependent, please contact us for information.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorSally Unser


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Kindermusik, Movement and Dance, Spanish, Yoga

School Notes

  • Our Unique Benefits -
  • We offer monthly classroom themes in art, classical music, zoology, and geography - incorporating hands-on learning materials, activities, and classroom visitors.
  • We welcome and encourage parent involvement. Parents can take part in the school through board membership, committee work, classroom assistance, and by sharing interests and talents.
  • We use our one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom for lessons in zoology, botany, geology and geography.
  • We direct our resources to retain the best teachers and continually enrich our classroom materials while keeping a low student to teacher ratio.
  • We develop a sense of community through family events held year-round as well as parent-only social gatherings.
  • We offer an exceptional five weekday kindergarten program to fully prepare our students for elementary education.
  • We offer need-based scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis, employing SSSFA guidelines.
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