Montessori Family School

Since 1981, MFS has provided an authentic Montessori education, serving up to 150 children in grades Preschool-8th Grade.
Our classrooms offer a challenging curriculum that supports hands-on learning, self-expression, independence, and reflective self-evaluation in a beautiful, harmonious environment.Our program emphasizes personal growth, academic accomplishment, and intellectual curiosity. Children learn that they are part of a larger, diverse society in which skills of cooperation and collaboration are critical for success.
Students learn independence and responsibility and leave MFS ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them in high school and in life.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Montessori Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score1470

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorYvette Cashmere
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School Reviews

My daughter is in her third year at Montessori Family School, now in her 1st Year of Lower Elementary. The staff clearly cares very much about the students and there is a strong focus on developing the strengths of each individual child. While they are offering a great outdoor schooling option this year, we chose the more conservative Year-at-Home online option. It`s a very small class size with an excellent teacher:student ratio and we have seen our daughter's learning and development grow much stronger already this school year. The individualized approach to learning works well and she is excelling in math and language as a result. They have added in cursive to her curriculum and the students have been preparing and sharing presentations every week on a variety of topics - all wonderful to witness as a parent. During such a challenging time, it's very reassuring to know that her learning environment is solid and steady.
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