Lexington Montessori School
5.00 (5 reviews)
Lexington Montessori School: our teachers are guides, helping the children learn to help themselves.
- The Lexington Montessori School community works to create an environment that inspires children to develop inner discipline, self-assurance, and a love of learning.
- We respect the uniqueness of each student by helping each child to develop skills at periods of greatest readiness and sensitivity.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||215 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||21 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 20 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$25,000|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition costs vary by level. Financial aid is available.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$16,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Rebecca Blake|
|Admissions Associate||micha Beckmann|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate FrisbeeArchery, Basketball,
Cross Country, Rock Climbing,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Chess, Chorus, Drama, Drumming, Guitar, Piano, Scrabble, Violin, Zumba Chess, Chorus, Drama, Drumming, Guitar, Piano, Scrabble, Violin, Zumba,|
- Education at LMS is based on the theories and work of Maria Montessori. This child- centered approach views the primary task of education as allowing children to discover knowledge--and ultimately, themselves--by engaging in meaningful, self-directed activity in a stimulating and nurturing atmosphere. The aim is to help children grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, aesthetically, and physically while also developing self-awareness and an understanding of themselves as members of the world community. We view children as active participants in their learning. Children discover for themselves how to use their intellects and temperaments, how to see and understand and remember. By working to master the carefully prepared classroom environment--both individually and in concert with other students--the children develop the concentration, self-confidence, independence, and self-discipline that will enable them to become life-long learners and problem solvers.
Profile last updated: 01/11/2016
- School Location Miles Grades Students
LexingtonGrades: NS-8 | 231 students
739 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420
CambridgeGrades: PK-8 | 511 students
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
MiltonGrades: PK-8 | 247 students
1425 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186
BeverlyGrades: NS-8 | 296 students
243 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
AndoverGrades: PK-8 | 160 students
400 S Main St
Andover, MA 01810
We have had three kids go through LMS and they have had amazing experiences. The school has a terrific culture and is truly child-centered. The curriculum is also well put together. Can't say enough good things.
- Posted by Parent - byers
Lexington Montessori School (LMS) is a truly amazing place. The school has helped my three children become confident learners. They truly love coming to school - even my middle schooler! Teachers create a safe environment where my kids feel respected and appropriately challenged. There are a lot of good schools out there but LMS is a unique community of teachers and administrators dedicated to continually looking for ways to enrich my children's learning experiences.
- Posted by Parent - ktsie
The Lexington Montessori School (LMS) is a truly wonderful school! Having had two very different children attend from pre-school through 8th grade, I can attest to the school’s excellent academics as well as its emphasis on educating the “whole” child. In the hands of caring teachers, my children blossomed intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They each graduated with a strong sense of self, an appreciation for their individual learning styles, and an understanding of their place in this vibrant community. I am grateful to this school for 1) its emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Both my children attend a rigorous private high school where their teachers have noted with admiration their analytical and problem-solving skills. 2) its diversity. 48% of the students at LMS are children of color and 40% of the teachers are people of color. My children will be operating in a multi-cultural world and I am grateful that they grew up respecting different ethnicities and religions in this diverse school environment. 3) its focus on sustainability. In weaving environmental and social sustainability into the curriculum, LMS taught my kids about stewardship of the earth and the impact that their actions can have on the planet and others. 4) its strong sense of community. LMS is a caring community where my children learned tolerance and respect for others. They learned to collaborate and to resolve conflicts. They have formed deep and lasting connections with classmates and teachers.
- Posted by Parent - mines
Both my children are LMS students and have been for eight years now. They both have very different learning styles and the curriculum, philosophy and support of the teachers have served them both well. They are now independent learners, who know their weaknesses and strengths and take charge of their own learning. They are also very respectful people who understand their place in a community. They see themselves as a important, but yet one, piece of a bigger entity. They care for others and want to do well. They also love going to school everyday. We are happy to have found LMS.
- Posted by Parent - maver
Lexington Montessori is an excellent place for a child to grow and thrive. With a strong Toddler through 8th grade program, LMS gives your child the gift of stability and community in a warm yet challenging environment. The school offers strong academics along with an emphasis on self-direction, community values, and caring for those around us. A diverse community and strong Sustainability Curriculum round out LMS'' strengths.
- Posted by Parent - hnall
July 20, 2017
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