Welcome to Metropolitan Montessori School!
We appreciate your interest and we hope the information in this section of the website will help you to learn more about MMS and the admissions process. This is such an exciting time for your family and we wish you all the best with your school search! At MMS, we think of you as your child’s first teacher and advocate; we would consider it a privilege to partner with you in your child’s education.
My own journey at MMS began as a teacher more than 10 years ago in an Early Childhood class of 3 to 6 year olds. I learned just as much from my students as they learned from me. Working with so many families over the years, watching and guiding the children’s progress from toddlers who are just learning to shake hands and say Good Morning, to confident 6th graders who can give a speech at graduation, has been a wonderful experience and it reminds me how hard it is to predict who your child will be when they are older. How much they change in just a few months, and certainly, years! How do you plan for this as parents? What we do have absolute confidence in at MMS is the Montessori method of close observation of each child, coupled with the care and attention to each lesson that meets the child’s developmental needs, as well as the partnership we offer each family. We will work with you to develop a well-rounded, confident child who loves making new discoveries and faces challenges head on. Together we will prepare them for the rapidly changing world they are to live in.
Our admissions process is highly personalized with attention given to your family’s needs. We will offer you many different opportunities to assess whether MMS is the right choice for your child and your family. From the very small group tours and classroom observations, to the parent-chaperoned child visits, every step is designed to give you a sense of what our small but tightly knit community is all about. We can also put you in touch with current families to get some inside perspective on our community.
We look forward to getting to know your family. Don’t hesitate to contact me by email or by phone, (212) 579-5525, if you have any questions as you navigate this process.