Montessori Discovery School offers quality Montessori education to children from the ages of 18 months to 12 years.
We are located on a farm and have chickens and llamas as well as classroom animals.
Our Toddler & Primary classrooms are located in our renovated 1950's dairy barn.
Our elementary program serves 6 - 12 year olds in our beautiful post and beam building.
We also focus on communication and conflict resolution.  Limited financial assistance is available.
Deadline is April 15.  We are accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Montessori Discovery School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $8,100 to $11,200
% on Financial Aid

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The elementary program has been such a wonderful environment for our 7 year old son. He is independent, curious, and bright. His love of learning is strong. The teachers at MDS nuture and educate the whole child. The school community is diverse and welcoming, and the buildings and surrounding farm make for a wonderful space to learn in.
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Outstanding school with exceptional teachers; Nurturing divergent thinking and a life long passion for learning. Located on a historic farm in Southeastern CT. Diverse student community and strong emphasis on community building and conflict resolution.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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