The Montessori School Of Northampton

  • The Montessori School Of Northampton is firmly rooted in Maria Montessori's philosophy as it applies to today's world.
  • The school provides an exceptional education with a comprehensive curriculum, covered at a pace and sequence adapted for a variety of learning styles; emphasizes compassion, inclusiveness and respectful resolution of conflict; and promotes the interrelatedness of everything in the world and its people.
  • By following this mission, the Montessori School of Northampton strives to prepare Well-educated inquisitive students, Effective, self-directed learners, Caring and confident human beings participating in their home communities, Engaged, informed and responsible citizens of the global community.
  • The Montessori School of Northampton is dedicated to and inspired by the principles and ideas of Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • Dr. Montessori, the first woman to be trained as a physician in Italy, developed a comprehensive method of early education based on years of observation and study of young children.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
State or regional independent school association
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1976
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students115 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Montessori School Of Northampton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size24 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,896
Tuition NotesHalf day programs: $7375 $9185 $10056 $10927 Elementary: $1310
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,882
Admissions DirectorLaura Frogameni


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Holyoke
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 114 students
    9 miles
    1810 Northampton St
    Holyoke, MA 01040
    (413) 532-4272
    9 PK-8
  • South Hadley
    Gorse Childrens Center
    Vocational/Technical School
    Grades: PK-3 | 144 students
    6.1 miles
    27 Morgan St
    South Hadley, MA 01075
    (413) 533-9819
    6.1 PK-3

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We have found MSN to be a total game-changer in the education of our children. At the previous private school they attended, they were not challenged or allowed to learn at their own pace. The skillful Montessori teachers are able to respond to each child`s individual needs, respecting their differences, and making space for them to learn at their own pace. They cultivate engaged learners, who are active participants in their own education, even in elementary school. The extra curriculars are very good, and the community is warm and welcoming. We could not be happier!
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MSN is an exceptional school for toddlers all the way through Middle School. Our family is so happy here and have experienced the program from Kindergarten through 6th grade so far. The opportunities for each of our children to grow and learn at their own pace has been a key aspect for our family. In our local public school, our kids were bored and underchallenged and unhappy. Now they look forward to school and learning and embrace the challenges presented to them in such creative ways. The school has an integrated social justice curriculum and is an inclusive and welcoming community. A Montessori education instills children with the skills to think for themselves, problem solve, make decisions and self lead. MSN facilitates all of this through it`s incredible teachers and staff. That`s why we are here. We couldn`t be happier with MSN.
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