Our mission is to prepare and foster the development of the whole child in a safe and nurturing environment while sparking their natural curiosity and their innate love to learn.
With the teacher as their guide and a hands on approach to learning, we aim to cultivate a self-disciplined, self-confident, independent, and academically prepared global citizen who is cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically aware.  Campuses in Shrewsbury and Auburn Massachusetts

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,755
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
190 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Shrewsbury Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PreK range from $5,480 to $17,500
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Leandres

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
After School Program

School Notes

Shrewsbury Montessori School is a nonprofit school dedicated to nurturing the academic and wholistic development of children age three through grade six embracing the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.Through observation, teachers design lessons at each child`s level of readiness. The Montessori Method provides time for students to practice and explore concepts, while using thoughtfully created, self-correcting materials.The Montessori Work Cycle as practiced by SMS teachers, promotes the development of focus and concentration, builds deep understanding of concepts providing time for the mastery of basic academic and social skills. A calm and supportive atmosphere in each classroom encourages each student to become an independent, creative, self-disciplined, confident, caring, and academically capable member of society.
  • The Children`s House Program  Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • The Lower Elementary Program  Grades One, Two, Three
  • The Upper Elementary Program  Grades Four, Five, Six
Profile last updated: 09/30/2021

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My child graduated from SMS. Along with her fond memories, she gained a love of learning, organizational, leadership, and time management skills, as well as a solid academic foundation.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,755
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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