Stepping Stones Montessori was established in 1983 by a group of dedicated parents.
It continues today with a Parent Board and functions as a non-profit.
Our programs currently serve children from the age of 3 to 15 years of age.
Stepping Stones Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society.
Many of our faculty are active members of the North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA), the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
Stepping Stones Montessori School nurtures global citizens and guides each child to realize their unique potential.
We are not a typical school. We aim to sustain an environment that enables each child to thrive as a life-long learner who is self-directed and responsible; self-confident and respectful; and self-aware and globally-conscious.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 120 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Stepping Stones Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Students dress for the weather and to be comfortable working all over the classroom.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Sarah Danielski

School Notes

  • Stepping Stones Montessori was established in 1983 by a group of dedicated parents. It continues today with a Parent Board and functions as a non-profit. Our programs currently serve children from the age of 12 weeks to 15 years of age. Stepping Stones Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society. Many of our faculty are active members of the North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA). Stepping Stones Montessori School's Mission: Engage each child's passion for learning through the Montessori philosophy of education. Sustain an environment that enables each child to thrive as a life-long learner who is:
  • Self-directed and responsible
  • Self-confident and respectful
  • Self-aware and globally-conscious
Profile last updated: 04/12/2021

School Reviews

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SSMS has been a fantastic choice for my daughter, I couldn't be happier. Love the Montessori way, (which I was new to), it's so effective I have begun incorporating their methods into my parenting with wonderful results. The staff is so caring and knowledgable regarding; teaching, development and growing children through play and study. Never been so happy about a decision for my daughter...
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 120 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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