My School, LLC
5.00 (10 reviews)
Tel: (603) 742-0321
We are housed in a large Victorian close to downtown Dover and have been offering high quality programming for the past 45 years! Our home-like environment is rich with beautiful materials and activity areas along with dedicated, highly qualified teachers. Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, First & Second Grade classes.
My School, LLC places among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-2|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||76 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Mar. 31 / rolling|
|Admissions Director||Kim Morrissey Rolon|
|Admissions Associate||Diane Bellington|
- My School`s philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. Reggio-Inspired curriculum is flexible and emerges from children`s ideas, thoughts, and observations. Our goal is to cultivate within children a lifelong passion for learning, a strong sense of self, and the ability to problem solve- both academically & socially.
- My School also has a strong arts focus and believes art is one of the many languages through which meaningful learning takes place. Our school has it's own Art Studio space, or Atelier. Children from each classroom visit this space on a weekly basis and work with the Art Studio teacher exploring various art concepts.
The minute we walked in the door for our tour, we knew My School was the only preschool we wanted for our daughter. The rooms are cozy and inviting, interesting but not cluttered, and the staff is warm and welcoming, yet professional. Over the past year and a half, first as an Appleseed student and currently as a Dragonfly student, our daughter has grown and blossomed. She says the weekly Art Studio session is her favorite part of school, and we have enjoyed witnessing her creativity develop through the exploration of the various art mediums available at My School. We also appreciate the strong nature focus of the curriculum. Our daughter often talks about the different plants, insects, and animals that her class has studied. Last, we are grateful for the compassionate and attentive way her teachers have guided our daughter's social and emotional development, and for their effective and timely communication with us about the classroom happenings.
- Posted by Parent - Lora & Andrew
We love My School! All three of my girls have thrived during their time enrolled at this nurturing school. The teachers are kind and patient and wonderful at fostering independence. Emphasis on creativity and dedicated Art Studio time are among my kid`s favorite things about My School.
- Posted by Parent - Jen
We fell in love with my school after a few weeks with our oldest attending pre-school. Our oldest has been at My School for 4 years now & our youngest is finishing his second year in pre-K. The school atmosphere, teachers, and parents of my school are so wonderful. My kids are getting exactly what they need with learning through exploration.
- Posted by Parent - Lis
We cannot say enough good things about school! Our son loves it and is thriving. He wishes he was there more! The teachers are warm, caring and compassionate while still providing an environment full of learning. The Reggio philosophy has fostered so much creativity in our son, and we are looking forward to sending our other child when he is old enough.
- Posted by Parent - Ana
My School has been a wonderful experience for our 4-year-old son. It is a small and intimate atmosphere that fosters socialization, then learning. Lots of a play based learning through hands on activity (sitting or standing) through art and music. They also get lots of time outside. The teachers understand that all children are at various places with their learning and socialization and are realistic in their approach to fulfill the needs of the individual child. There is a lot going on at My School but at a very calm and peaceful pace. We will certainly be sending out 2-year-old as soon as she is ready.
- Posted by Parent - Heidi H
We started sending our daughter after a year at a Montessori school and are glad we did. She loves going every day and has grown so much in the short time she's been at My School. It's a true family environment that is safe with great teachers and administrators. We can't recommend it enough.
- Posted by Parent - Josh Nason
We are back at My School this year with our son, who is a four-year-old in the Dragonfly classroom. Our daughter was at My School as a Dragonfly during the 2014-2015 school year, and we had a fantastic experience. We love the strong connection with nature and how the curriculum is so emergent and child-centered. The classes rotate in the Art Studio where they participate in an incredible variety of art, experimenting with many mediums and styles. The promotion of independence at My School is wonderful and so helpful! My son learned to zip his own coat and get himself ready to play in the snow. The children spend a lot of time outdoors and their outdoor time is also learning time. The classroom environment is set up to encourage the children up to feel empowered, successful, and independent. My school is different than other schools and definitely stands out. The staff are caring and committed. These are individuals who truly care for children and families. We love it here!
- Posted by Parent - Rebekah
Our family has all great things to say about my school! My oldest attended a few years ago, and my second son is currently enrolled. Although they have very different strengths and challenges, they both thrive at My School. The environment created by the teachers and staff is one of warmth and safety. I have always felt like the teachers really enjoy my children, which means a lot as a parent, and are also very skilled at equipping and teaching the kids. One of our family's favorite things about my school is the art studio that is central in the school. The combination of direction and freedom to create and explore is such a special part of the experience at My School. We are excited about our daughter to start at my school next year!
- Posted by Parent - Bethany
We are a new family at My School, with our first child in the Appleseed program. As a stay at home mom and past early childhood educator I was apprehensive about sending our son to school as a young 3-year-old. But I am happy to say that my school has exceeded all my expectations. The teachers are incredibly gifted at their craft; the curriculum is truly hands on and a play based, and the Reggio Emilia philosophy is followed beautifully. I would recommend this school to any parent looking for a safe and nurturing school environment for their children to grow.
- Posted by Parent - Melissa Daly
We love My School! Both of my children have thrived in this environment. My older son was so prepared to enter Kindergarten. My younger son is learning important life skills along with typical school lessons. I also love that they have an art studio every week. It's wonderful for young children to experiment with art! We can't say enough wonderful things about the school and the fabulous staff there. Thank you for caring for my children so well!
- Posted by Parent - Lindsey
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