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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded1990

Student Body

Total Students58 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade West Hills Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition includes enrichment classes taught by Specialist Teachers in Computers, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Art, Music
Admissions DirectorCharlene 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntington
    St Patrick's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 608 students
    3.1 miles
    360 Main St
    Huntington, NY 11743
    (631) 385-3311
    3.1 PK-8
    608
  • Commack
    Grades: NS-8 | 245 students
    8 miles
    2 Indian Head Rd
    Commack, NY 11725
    (631) 543-0202
    8 NS-8
    245
  • East Northport
    Grades: PK-8 | 394 students
    6.5 miles
    1025 5th Ave
    East Northport, NY 11731
    (631) 261-5130
    6.5 PK-8
    394
  • Huntington Station
    Long Island School For The Gifted
    Long Island School For The Gifted Photo - We provide remote learning resources for all our students.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-9
    2.2 miles
    165 Pidgeon Hill Rd Ste 1
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (631) 423-3557
    2.2 PK-9
    n/a
  • Melville
    Grades: PK-K | 204 students
    2.7 miles
    313 Round Swamp Rd
    Melville, NY 11747
    (631) 692-6361
    2.7 PK-K
    204

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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