Southampton Montessori School

  • Southampton Montessori School is a private pre-school and kindergarten. It is an affiliate of the American Montessori Society and chartered by the New York State Department of Education.
  • The young child has a strong desire to understand the order in the world and a unique ability to absorb new concepts.
  • The Montessori environment is a miniature world, carefully and attractively designed, which the child can examine and control.
  • The child learns by working with a rich variety of manipulative materials.
  • The three year curriculum includes practical life, sensorial, language, history, science, art, music, and movement.
  • Ability to focus on a chosen activity aids the child in developing concentration and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • The Montessori materials present one concept at a time in a sequential manner, thus increasing the child's chance for successful completion and encouraging confidence and concentration.
  • The child gains a sense of peaceful satisfaction from his or her accomplishments.
  • The emotional and social development of the child is an important part of our program.
  • We seek to create a warm, loving, respectful atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on helping children express feelings in constructive ways and develop social skills and a sense of responsibility for their own behavior within the school community.
  • A philosophy of "freedom within limits" provides the basic framework for the children's interaction with the environment and each other.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Students51 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSouthampton Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Southampton Montessori School is a private pre-school and kindergarten. It is an affiliate of the American Montessori Society and chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The young child has a strong desire to understand the order in the world and a unique ability to absorb new concepts. The Montessori environment is a miniature world, carefully and attractively designed, which the child can examine and control. The child learns by working with a rich variety of manipulative materials. The three year curriculum includes practical life, sensorial, language, history, science, art, music, and movement. Ability to focus on a chosen activity aids the child in developing concentration and a logical approach to problem solving. The Montessori materials present one concept at a time in a sequential manner, thus increasing the child's chance for successful completion and encouraging confidence and concentration. The child gains a sense of peaceful satisfaction from his or her accomplishments. The emotional and social development of the child is an important part of our program. We seek to create a warm, loving, respectful atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on helping children express feelings in constructive ways and develop social skills and a sense of responsibility for their own behavior within the school community. A philosophy of "freedom within limits" provides the basic framework for the children's interaction with the environment and each other.
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