Kingsley Montessori School

  • Kingsley's Mission is to engage the mind, hands, and heart of each child to nurture resilient explorers, confident learners, and empathetic citizens.
  • We are a Toddler through Grade 6 independent school with deep Montessori roots (and a hybrid Montessori program in Grades 4-6) in the heart of Back Bay.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students301 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Kingsley Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Tuition NotesTuition varies with Early Childhood vs. Elementary:
Admissions DirectorHadley Keefe
Admissions AssociateCatherine Melley


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Soccer, SwimmingBasketballCross Country,
GymnasticsRock Climbing,

School Notes

  • Kingsley Montessori offers a unique vision of what education can be. While our programs change to meet the needs of our students, our values and core principles are enduring.What happens in the ten years from age two to age twelve? During that Foundational Decade, a school can empower students to take ownership of their own learning and become learners for life. Inquiry-based learning, learning that is responsive to student interests and questions, creates empowerment. It combines choice with high expectations, and it encourages children to undertake new challenges. Kingsley believes in connecting ideas, skills, and knowledge in new ways; thinking critically, collaboratively, and intelligently about your work. It's about asking, not just answering, insightful questions. At Kingsley, we encourage students at every age to take responsibility for their own learning and learn by doing.

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  • Boston
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    Grades: NS-8 | 120 students
    0.9 miles
    530 Commonwealth Ave
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 266-0028
    0.9 NS-8
  • Boston
    Grades: K-6 | 118 students
    0.2 miles
    107 Marlborough Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 266-8427
    0.2 K-6
  • Brookline
    Grades: PK-8 | 535 students
    3.5 miles
    171 Goddard Avenue
    Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 277-2456
    3.5 PK-8
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-12 | 1015 students
    3.2 miles
    80 Gerry's Landing Rd
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 547-6100
    3.2 PK-12
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    3.6 miles
    5 Cadbury Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 354-3880
    3.6 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My son has been at Kingsley for 5 years and we could not be happier. Not only is the school great, but he also does after school, specialty classes, piano lessons and summer camp there. It makes life simple for a working family. The sense of community is amazing with many opportunities to get together with other families throughout the year. The teachers care deeply about the students, while at the same time teaching them independence and ownership of their work.
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My family has been a part of the Kingsley community for the past eight years. In addition to providing my family with a supportive and vibrant community (we've met some lifelong friends through this community), I have Kingsley to thank for helping to foster curiosity, the ability to concentrate for long periods of time, independence, and kindness in my two children. The school does a fine job of knowing each child and ensuring the students' social development while maintaining a high level of academic rigor. The teachers are top-notch, committed educators and the benefits of the multi-aged classrooms are numerous.
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