Wellan Montessori School

Wellan Montessori School is an independent school for students age 15 months Grade 8.
Wellan students benefit from the unique balance of freedom and responsibility offered by the school`s Montessori-Progressive curriculum, which promotes both individually-paced academic progress and collaborative project-based learning.
Graduates demonstrate strong executive function skills that enable them to succeed at Greater Boston`s top public and independent schools.
Empathy, community service, innovation, and social justice are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Located in Newton Centre, the school draws students from diverse backgrounds in surrounding communities.
Financial assistance is available.  Join us for a virtual tour at wellan.org.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Admissions DirectorDeanna Griffiths


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, SoccerBasketballDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Enrichment Program offered after school

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School Reviews

Our son has been at Newton Montessori for 3 years now - our daughter just started this fall - and it is fantastic! As a teacher myself (at a public school), I am constantly impressed by the dedication of the staff and the quality of my kids' experience here. Academics are top notch, but without the constant pressure of many "high performing" public schools in this area. The Montessori approach is amazing for the little ones (our daughter is 2), but also truly benefits kids all the way through elementary. Newton Montessori gives our son incredible support, while also encouraging individual responsibility and accountability. The kids here are doing academic work that is WAY above grade level compared with any of the "high performing" public school districts (our son is in 2nd grade and doing multiplication with products into the ten-million place.) Also, the leadership at this school is solid. We have friends in suburban school districts where principles seem to cycle through schools at an alarming rate! At Newton Montessori, the administration and leadership is consistent and always has the kids' best interests at heart. The parent community is amazingly diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We've found the other parents here to be down-to-earth, friendly, and great to hang out with. This is truly an amazing school!
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