Montessori Family School

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  • 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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeMontessori Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score1470

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorYvette Cashmere
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