Dear Parents,

Welcome to MMS!

It is my pleasure to welcome you and get to know your family as you embark upon the admissions process. The journey your child will take at Metropolitan Montessori School (MMS) is just as important as your journey within our school.

A Montessori education at MMS is about both challenging and supporting the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We are a community where parents and teachers work together in close partnerships to understand and respect the development of your child. From the moment I walked through the front doors eight years ago, I was immediately struck by the warmth and dedication the teachers exhibited. I know you will feel the same.  As a classroom teacher, my relationship with parents has grown throughout the years from watching my kindergartners sing on stage at their moving up ceremony to delivering eloquent speeches at their 6th grade graduation. Together we have celebrated triumphs, taken on challenges and collaborated to meet their child’s individual needs. We are confident that the Montessori method inspires academic excellence and helps children form a comprehensive view of the world around them and their place in it.  Children are taught how to navigate social interactions, be resilient, peacefully resolve conflict and to value the opinions of those around them.

At MMS we are committed to aiding a child’s individual growth. Our educational philosophy is deeply rooted in the Montessori practice of close observation of each child. This allows us to spark interests and encourage exploration in each child. I look forward to having you visit and experience this first hand. Our admissions process is highly personalized with small tour sizes to help answer your specific questions. Our current families are happy to talk with you so you are able get some inside perspective from people who were once in your shoes. I would love to show you around our school. We recently just completed an expansion to our building.

We look forward to getting to know your family. Don’t hesitate to contact me at or (212) 579 5525 ext 116 if you have any questions as you navigate this process.

Warm regards,

Marielle Lopez

Director of Admissions


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