West Hills Montessori School

West Hills Academy, located on a beautiful 18 acres campus in Huntington, New York, is a private school for students in grades K-8.
We specialize in meeting the needs of students who are struggling with the everyday challenges of the traditional school setting.
We understand the importance of getting to know the child YOU know and creating a customized and flexible learning environment in which your child can reach his or her full potential.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Students: 58 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded
1990

Student Body

Total Students
58 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
West Hills Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes enrichment classes taught by Specialist Teachers in Computers, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Art, Music
Admissions Director
Charlene Schermer

School Notes

  • Inspired by the Montessori philosophy of teaching, our classrooms capitalize on a child's natural curiosity and academic strenghts to guide their learning process. We create an environment where children can overcome their various academic, social, emotional and / or physical limitations.

School Reviews

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I am not one to go online and make recommendations in general, but my children have been with West Hills Montessori since 2008 and they have loved every minute of their time there. They''ve completed pre-school through kindergarten thus far and they have learned a tremendous amount, reading well by age 4 and finishing Kindergarten with a 3rd grade reading and writing level is only the start of it. The enrichment programs there, like drama and music, science and art helped to turn my shy little wallflower of a daughter into a confident, well-spoken young lady and my tomboy wild-child younger daughter into a well-rounded, bright-eyed enthusiast of learning - all while sending them home each afternoon more excited about another day of learning than the day before. They hire only the best in staff and their activities, all included, even the weekend festivals, swim days, and events - so yes, it will cost you more to send your children here than other schools, but I tell you, you get what you are paying for - and so much more! Thank you, WHM!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Students: 58 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Suffolk County, NY is $14,492 for elementary schools and $20,733 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Suffolk County, NY is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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