Lefferts Garden Montessori

  • The Lefferts Gardens Montessori School is a progressive, independent preschool and kindergarten located in the historic Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Our mission, shared by parents, faculty and administration alike, is to help each individual reach his or her potential, and to prepare our students to be independent thinkers, lifetime learners and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.
  • Lefferts Gardens Montessori is committed to educating students from a wide variety of cultural, religious, racial and economic backgrounds in the Montessori tradition.
  • We foster a sense of global community, enriched by our diverse traditions.
  • The children learn to understand and appreciate cultural differences and the shared human values of peace, independence, human dignity and our interconnectedness with each other and with this planet that sustains us.
  • Our multi-ethnic school is dedicated to the philosophy and methods that evolved with Dr. Maria Montessori's experiences of learning that began in 1907 in her original Casa de Bambini, the Children's House in San Lorenzo, Italy.
  • Our community of children, comprised of mixed ages from 2-6 years, is guided by respect as they work and play--respect for themselves, each other and the environment.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Lefferts Garden Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio50:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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