An Education for Life

Early Childhood Elementary

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Metropolitan Montessori School, a NYC independent pre-school and elementary school, serves children between the ages of 2 and 12 years and is guided by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. MMS instills personal responsibility, critical thinking, resilience, and respect for others, giving children a foundation for learning that will stay with them through their lifetime.

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Interested in applying for the 2019-20 school year? Space is still available for children with birthdays in February 2017 and older. Contact [email protected]

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Summer Reading for Upper Elementary Students

Each Upper Elementary grade has a required book. Students should also read at least five additional books of their choosing, and their peers have recommended some of their favorites on the website as well.

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Register Now for Primary Summer Camp

Registration will remain open for weekly sessions running now through July 12. Primary kids can stay cool in the kiddie pool, run around with friends, and explore fun topics like dinosaurs and geography with activities for four weeks.

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What Our Parents and Graduates Think



Parent of Primary Student

We’ve watched our three-year-old become increasingly independent, inquisitive, and compassionate. He looks forward to school every day and has created strong bonds with his classmates and teachers.



Graduate, Hunter College High School '17, Dartmouth College '21

I remember my fifth and sixth grade classes so vividly that I think they must have been better than any class I took during middle and high school. Where else are sixth graders smart enough to read David Copperfield?



Parent of Graduate

The whole secret sauce is in the final years of the fifth and sixth grade. I have never before seen a school galvanize behind a student, pushing and nurturing, and trying to ensure their success in getting into a top school.

The MMS Blog

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An Earth Week Challenge in Lower Elementary

In honor of Earth Day, Lower Elementary students dedicated a week in late April to an “upcycling” challenge, introduced by IA’s teacher Ms. Lindsay. Here, she explains what that upcycling means and how it inspired students to contemplate new uses for items they once considered pure waste.  Recycling used to feel like doing our bit […]

Posted on May 23, 2019 in

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