West Side Montessori
- School Type: Montessori School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Students: 275 students
- Yearly Tuition: $18,390
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
Academics and Faculty
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Environmental Club, Karate, Robotics, Yoga
Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Irish Dance, Music Lessons, Outdoor Education program, Sewing, Technology
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Shots, Tennis Lessons
West Side Montessori's Portrait of a Graduate:
- Self-Motivated Learner
- Compassionate Leader
- Confident Communicator
Under the guidance of two Montessori certified teachers per classroom, Upper Elementary students are introduced to textbooks and continue to utilize advanced Montessori materials to master academic objectives. Homework is also introduced in the Upper Elementary program.
What makes education at West Side Montessori so unique?
- Individualized Learning
A child`s learning style determines how lessons are presented and learned.
- Mixed-age Classrooms
Children spend up to three years with the same teachers.
- Expert Teachers
Teachers are state-certified and have Montessori training and certifications.
- Small-Group Learning
Average of 12 students per classroom teacher (children under 3 years - 1:4 or 1:7).
- Self-teaching Materials
Enticing self-teaching materials are designed to suit the child`s natural curiosity and attention span, reward exploration, and invite repetition.
- Mastery of Concepts
Children choose work based on their own interests and abilities and are encouraged to work as long as they choose. Children are rewarded for efforts and completing learning tasks through objective, encouraging feedback.
- Emphasis on Independence
Children routinely organize time and sequence of learning activities building self-care, self-reliance, and independence. Students select, arrange, and implement their own projects based on the curriculum.
- Personal Responsibility
All learning is approached from the belief that all things are connected, all actions and decisions have causes and effects, and we are responsible for caring for the environment.
- Social Development
Children work where they feel comfortable, move about, and talk quietly; and can choose to work together. Participation in community projects is integral to Montessori education.
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