Montessori Progressive Learning Center

Montessori Progressive Learning Center is a non - profit organization that has been serving the community since 1989.
We are committed to providing a safe nurturing environment for the educational growth of children.A Montessori approach is described as an "education for life." Our priority goes beyond the development of just the child`s academic skills.
Children are taught to become self-confident, independent thinkers, interested in the world, and enthusiastic about life.Our Progressive Learning approach is designed for our Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs.
Each child is given the opportunity to grow through academic enrichment, physical activity and social peer interaction.
A stimulating environment is created to allow your child to go beyond their perceived limitations and to reach their greatest potential.Montessori Progressive Learning Center admits children without regard to race, color, religion or national origins.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 136 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $720
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
136 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Montessori Progressive Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform is required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies on the choice of program. Extended Day: $720.00 per month Full Day: $550.00 per month UPK Extended Day: $360.00 per month
Admissions Director
Sandra Smith
Admissions Associate
Dana Caraballo


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Montessori is a philosophy of education based on the work of Marie Montessori, a physician working I Italy in the early part of this century who became interested in the education of young children. Because she was a scientist, Dr. Montessori observed carefully what kinds of material interested children and in what ways children seemed to learn best. Her findings are at the heart of a Montessori classroom: 1. Children learn best by doing. Early learning is based firmly on the senses, so materials for young children must be very physical and concrete. Materials should also be colorful and inviting. They should, as far as possible, be self-teaching and self-correcting, requiring minimal intervention by the teacher. 2. The most valuable education is self-education. The teacher, therefore, has two paramount functions: first, to plan an exciting involving classroom in which materials change as the needs and interests of the class change; second, to act as a careful observer of the children in the class, so that he or she can step in when needed and allow and encourage independence when not needed. 3. Children learn better from each other than they do from adults. A classroom of mixed ages provides a richness of interaction not possible in a classroom confined to one age group. While founded on Montessori principles, MPLC continues to incorporate other approaches to early childhood education. The Early Childhood curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate and meaningful to young students. To be engaged, children need to be on the edge of their understanding and level of competence. They all learn and work at different paces and do not stay interested and focused for the same amounts of time. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and interest children at different levels. We see children as active learners who need many opportunities to have hands-on experiences in an environment that is structured to support their learning.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 136 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $720
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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