New Dawn Center

  • At the New Dawn Center, children are immersed in a special world that stimulates every one of their five senses.
  • to give you a feeling of that special-ness, we'd like you to experience a typical day in our 3-5 year old classroom.
  • At these ages, children are building a foundation for the more in-depth study of language, culture, math, science and interpersonal skill building that occurs in the 6-9 year old program.
  • Imagine for a moment that you're a young child filled with wonder and innocence at a world that's just beginning to unfold.
  • Your legs move excitedly up worn, wooden stairs into a playground that overlooks a pine forested canyon.
  • You run exuberantly towards the sprawling oak, pine and fruit trees.
  • You gaze in awe at the vegetable and flower garden - there was nothing there when you helped plant it just a few weeks ago.
  • A gentle sounding bell rings and you're embraced by a genuinely caring teacher.
  • She ushers you and your classmates into a cozy house filled with colorful, enticing objects.
  • You chuckle at the self - portrait hanging on the wall.
  • While reaching over to pet Cutey, the hamster, you stare in amazement at the graceful movements of the tarantula, Houdini.
  • As you sit by the fireplace to play the harp a classmate offers you sliced fruit from a platter.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students24 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade New Dawn Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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