Montessori Day School

Montessori Day School, founded in 1979, is dedicated to building a lifelong love of learning with our students. We provide an enriched Montessori curriculum to meet the needs of children with a wide range of abilities, toddler through elementary.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedCase by case consideration of needs
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$195
Summer Program Cost NotesCost is per weekly session from mid-June to mid-August.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Montessori Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Be ready to play and create art!)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes*Toddler 5 day: $9,875 *Preschool 5 day: $9,875 Kindergarten: $11,450 Elementary: $11,550 *Limited number of 3 day programs available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorHeather Epes


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Classroom Cooks

Arts and Music Programs:
Listening to Preschool Readers, Music Program, Spanish Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Our preschool's goal is to help each child develop the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and thoughtfulness that are essential for a lifetime of creative learning.
  • Our Montessori elementary curriculum provides non-competitive, intellectually and chronologically diverse learning opportunities.
  • We are dedicated to the continued enrichment of our students through additional classes in music and languages, art and crafting, community service learning opportunities, educational field trips and in-school presentations, developing peace and environmental curricula, and providing our students with a model of conflict resolution mediation.

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