La Crescenta Montessori School

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 Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4

Student Body

Total Students55 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade La Crescenta Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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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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