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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Latest Announcements


Start an application for the 2019-2020 school year today!

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Terrific Toddlers

Terrific Toddlers starts again in January 2019! Now in its sixth year, the program is expanding its offerings to include one, two, and three-day-a-week classes.

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Head of School Search

With our Head of School Brenda Mizel retiring June 30, 2019, Metropolitan Montessori School is in the midst of a search for its next leader. Learn about this process, the timeline, and more, here.

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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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Math-O-Lanterns: How Pumpkins Become Teaching Tools

The first, second, and third grade mathematicians at MMS spent the month of October engaged in pumpkin-related math activities, an annual tradition for Lower Elementary. Early in the month, students were asked to each bring in a pumpkin. The pumpkins of various shapes and sizes were kept in the fourth floor commons, creating a festive […]

Posted on November 25, 2018 in

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