La Crescenta Montessori is dedicated to Dr. Maria Montessori's innovative methods for intellectual development of young children.
Scientific research has confirmed her observations that children have a spontaneous interest in learning, and self-discipline.
By allowing students to progress in an atmosphere of freedom, they learn to pace their own development through a series of sensitive periods where they become acutely aware of language, order, their senses, and society.
These periods encourage bursts of creativity, reading, writing, and passionate curiosity.
The Montessori Directress and her Staff guide each child through a program structured to meet his/her academic and psychological needs.
La Crescenta Montessori was founded in 1984 by Ms. Irena Root, and she ran the school very successfully with the help of trained Montessori teachers.
She applied the Montessori system up to the elementary school level.
In 1989, Gail Amarasinghe, with a long history of teaching experience, took over the ownership and has continued to run the school successfully.
- School Type: Montessori School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-4
- Enrollment: 57 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application deadline for La Crescenta Montessori School?
The application deadline for La Crescenta Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
We have had our 2 year old and 3 1/2 year old here for 18 months. We LOVE the school and staff. The quality of academics and the teaching style is top quality. We have seen HUGE improvements in both kids since they have started. At the same time the staff is very hands on and nurturing.
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