North Shore Montessori

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (631)689-8273
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  • North Shore Montessori School offers the finest enriched learning experience for children ages 18 months through 6 years old.
  • The Montessori classroom is an environment which is carefully prepared by the teacher.
  • The whole learning environment - room, materials and social climate - must be supportive of the learner.
  • The teacher provides necessary resources, including opportunities for children to function in a safe and positive climate.
  • The teacher thus gains the children's trust, which enables them to try new things and build self-confidence.
  • Montessori children are extremely adaptable. They learn to work both independently and in groups.
  • Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, they are natural problem-solvers who make appropriate choices and manage their time well.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade North Shore Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / Dec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $485
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by program.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Meg Sheehan
Admissions Associate Cindy Simkus

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bite Size Bakers, Instrumental Music, Maritime Explorium (Science), My Gym, Soccer Shots, Yoga My Gym, Soccer Shots, Yoga, Bite Size Bakers,
Instrumental Music,
Maritime Explorium (Science),

School Notes

  • North Shore Montessori School offers the finest enriched learning experience for Preschool and Kindergarten children. The Montessori classroom is an environment which is carefully prepared by the teacher. The whole learning environment - room, materials and social climate - must be supportive of the learner. The teacher provides necessary resources, including opportunities for children to function in a safe and positive climate. The teacher thus gains the children's trust, which enables them to try new things and build self-confidence. Montessori children are extremely adaptable. They learn to work both independently and in groups. Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, they are natural problem-solvers who make appropriate choices and manage their time well.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  7/19/2017
We love The North Shore Montessori School! The past 2016-2017 school year was our first with the school, and what a pleasant experience it was. The school has proved to be a standout in the areas of staff and community, Montessori philosophy, as well as educational quality. The community at the North Shore Montessori School is warm, helpful and kind and this experience was consistent regardless of whom we interacted with - teachers, administrators and parents alike. The school and staff adhere to the Montessori philosophy. All of the classroom environments are prepared to facilitate independence, freedom of movement, and creativity. The standout for us, however, is the consistent focus on respect, kindness, and manners. My son consistently says his "please and thank you`s" and even knows to say "excuse me" when he needs to get by someone (or even after a burp or toot!). My son once said "excuse me" to a stranger in Target it floored all of us! The lady looked at me and asked how old he was. When I said two and a half, she said: "My goodness, you must be so proud!" I was so proud in that moment and, as much as we try to be consistently uber polite at home, I knew these manners were primarily from his time at school. What more could a toddler parent want!? Also consistent with the Montessori philosophy, I found the teaching staff to be very engaged with us as parents. We regularly heard from his teacher with updates on what the children were focusing on that month, and what we could be reinforcing at home. We are a dual-income household so my son attended the five day/full day program + aftercare. He started the school year without any speech and by the New Year was putting together simple sentences. By May 2017, when he turned two and a half, our son could: sing the alphabet/recognize all of the letters and their sounds; recognize shapes; identify colors and most impressive of all, he could count past ten and grasped the concept of counting, doing so up to three. In addition, he is able to recognize many animals and creatures in nature those far away and those local to our community. He is savvy with 12+ piece puzzles at home which is a skill I attribute to the focus on concentration as well as the time and patience allotted for repetition in the Montessori classroom. Our experience at the North Shore Montessori School has been rewarding in many ways. My husband and I are so pleased with our son`s educational development. We are happy and at ease seeing a curious, caring and savvy toddler grow-up in his most formative years at the North Shore Montessori School - we are thankful to have our son enrolled here and look forward to many more happy years with the school!
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5  7/12/2017
This school has been amazing for our family. One thing for everyone to note: although this school is located next to a church the school is not a religious school so it is open to all families of all religious backgrounds. I wanted my son to complete his first year before writing my review to see how the full school year went. This school has been great for us in so many ways. Our son who is now just over 2 has completed his first Stepping Stones year. His two teachers Ms. Celina and Ms. Lisa treat our son and his classmates as if they were their own children. The kids get a lot of care and attention. The classroom environment is a very positive and well organized one. Our son loves going there every single day, which makes life easier for us parents knowing our kid loves it there and is in great hands.The other families who attend there have been very welcoming and friendly. Within just 1 year we have become friends with many of the parents at the school and love hanging out with them outside of school. The staff really goes above and beyond for the children and parents. Whenever we visit the school, everyone's always in a great mood. If you're looking for a school where your kids won't get lost in the mix this is a perfect school. The school is also very safe - everyone there takes school safety very seriously which is so important these days. They even has a summer program for the children which is great.The school and parents do an awesome job with the events they organize for the students and parents. I've had the pleasure to get to know the Head of School, Meg Sheehan. She really cares about the students and the families that attend. She's very easy to talk to and is willing to do whatever it takes to guarantee the children and parents have an amazing experience there. All in all, great experience. We're looking forward to our son's next year at this school. Thank you so much NSMS for going above and beyond for us and everyone who attends your school.
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5  8/21/2014
huntington montessori is a great montessori school that is located at 165 pidgeon hill rd..huntington station ny. this school is academic and offers foreign language, music and movement. art appreciation program, and a physical fitness program. the teachers are seasoned and very experienced and my children really thrived there. they also have an afternoon reading/literacy program which is amazing. i would definitely reccommend this school to parents and the prices are great. compared to other montessori schools in the area.
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