A happy place to learn!
Our Montessori School in Yorktown and Carmel has been offering quality care and education since 1972. We provide programs for infants, toddlers, nursery and kindergarten -age children as well as an elementary school that goes through the sixth grade.
Our child-to-teacher ratio is excellent and averages six to one. Classes use the Montessori learning materials, which are designed to teach concepts in a concrete way, then help the child make the leap from the concrete to the abstract. Our primary aim is to preserve the child's natural curiosity and nourish and encourage the love of learning that is present in each child. Children learn respect for each other and the environment and develop confidence and a "can-do" attitude through many small successes.
In addition to 'the basics" we feature a variety of special subjects, including instrumental and choral music, dance, art, computers, drama, French, physical education and chess. Always, we emphasize a hands-on, learning by doing approach as we strive toward excellence.
Our teachers are hand-picked and superbly trained, and most have been with us for many years. They create a warm, nurturing atmosphere which makes the children feel relaxed and allows them to progress and learn at their optimum rate.
Hours & Transportation
Regular school hours are from 9:00AM-12:00AM and 12:30Pm - 3:30PM. Many children attend both mornings and afternoons, and extended hours are available from 7:00AM to 6:00PM. Parents may choose flexible hours and days to suit their schedule. We also offer a summer camp and follow the corporate calendar, with our extended day program, providing services to our children year-round, except for national holidays and Christmas week.
We are an independent school, non-denominational, and admit students without regard to race or creed.
Because we are a N.Y. State-registered school, free transportation is provided by your local school system for kindergarteners and up. We are licensed by N.Y. State.