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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 2020-21 school year?

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Distance Learning at MMS

Learn about our approach to distance learning in each division, and see samples of student work.

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While our school is closed due to Covid19, we are offering virtual tours. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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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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From Austria to Zeus: LE Studies Europe

Each year, Lower Elementary studies two or three different continents in depth. That means learning about a continent through a variety of different lenses: cultural, political, geographical (biomes) as well as historical. Maria Montessori was particularly interested in helping students understand how a country’s bodies of water, topography, and plant and animal life impacted elements […]

Posted on December 11, 2019 in

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