Montessori Discovery School

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

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Montessori Discovery School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $8,100 to $11,200
% on Financial Aid
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Old Saybrook
    Grades: NS-6 | 112 students
    19.7 miles
    96 Essex Rd
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    (860) 388-3536
    19.7 NS-6
  • Norwich
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-9 | 118 students
    1.8 miles
    120 Cliff St
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860) 887-4565
    1.8 NS-9
  • Norwich
    Grades: K-4 | 29 students
    1.2 miles
    294 Washington St
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860) 859-0407
    1.2 K-4
  • Norwich
    Grades: PK-8 | 89 students
    1.3 miles
    35 Wawecus Hill Rd
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860) 887-7830
    1.3 PK-8
  • Avon
    Grades: NS-8 | 117 students
    42.6 miles
    150 Fisher Dr
    Avon, CT 06001
    (860) 677-2403
    42.6 NS-8

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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