Stepping Stones Montessori

  • 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), 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students172 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Stepping Stones Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Students dress for the weather and to be comfortable working all over the classroom.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorSarah 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
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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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