The mission of New School Montessori is to facilitate the unfolding of each child`s unique potential through an outstanding education in a peaceful atmosphere of respect and acceptance among children and adults.
We enable children to meet future challenges and encourage a love of learning, independent thinking, social responsibility, and individuality.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
255 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
New School Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Sheila Harrison


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Esports Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country Running

School Notes

  • Spanning two campuses, New School Montessori offers a non-denominational Montessori education in a respectful, and caring environment. Our Lancaster City Campus is located in a light-filled, historic space in Lancaster City. Our students range from toddlers to middle school age, coming from all parts of Lancaster County and beyond. Students enjoy our natural playground which was specifically designed to mimic nature. Close to home, our brand new Manheim Township Campus is situated on the spacious grounds of St. Thomas`s Episcopal Church. Our students range from ages birth to kindergarten and enjoy the quiet setting with scenic views and an abundance of playspace.
  • For over 30 years, we have filled a niche in the community for families who seek an excellent, non-denominational, educational opportunity in a child-centered, nurturing environment. We opened in September 1990 with 64 students. Today we enroll over 215 students, infants through 8th grade, across two campuses. This extraordinary growth has been possible because of the enthusiasm, dedication, trust, positive attitude, and hard work of the faculty and staff, parents, and the Board of Trustees. Their ongoing commitment enables our school to flourish. We continue to serve the needs of our community, enabling our students access to Montessori excellence.
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