Near North Montessori

Near North Montessori School is one of the largest and oldest private Montessori schools in the country.
We promote a culture of high academic standards, strong moral and ethical values, and a passion for learning and self-fulfillment.
We have a rich tradition of commitment to a quality Montessori education for children ages 6 months through 8th grade.
NNMS prepares children for life.  While we do not know the challenges that children will face in the future, we do know that to lead a successful and fulfilling life, they will need to be resilient, confident in their abilities, creative and innovative problem solvers, and articulate communicators with strong critical thinking skills.
Our commitment to diversity promotes an environment of respect based on equity and inclusion in which students become allies for each other while developing awareness of social and global justice issues.
All of these characteristics for success are evident in our Montessori philosophy and school culture.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Noteshttps://www.nnms.org/beyond-the-classroom/summer-nnm
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students579 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Near North Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,733
Tuition NotesTuition for K- Elementary. Tuition for Toddler, 3 year and 4 year, please contact Admissions. Tuition for JH $20,865.
Admissions DirectorVaneesha Pause

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
GymnasticsSoccer,
SwimmingVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.art, band, ceramics, drawing, gymnastics, lego robotics, swimming

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