Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to the Metropolitan Montessori School! We look forward to meeting you and your family in-person and showing you our outstanding program for children between the ages of two years and eight months and 12 years old.

This is an exciting year for our school as we begin to utilize our expanded home. When you visit, you will see many new classrooms and open spaces where teachers and children work together to explore new ideas and create projects. This beautiful building is in truth only a reflection of the excellence of who we are: a school whose students and alumni are learners for life and who become responsible, resilient, independent and compassionate future leaders.

MMS is a NYC independent school, which many refer to as a “west-side gem.” We think of it as the perfect intersection of a small, caring school community and a dynamic academic curriculum. At MMS, we pride ourselves on finding the right balance of a Montessori foundation with the deliberate use of technology and academic resources to ensure our students are prepared for today’s society. Our nine-year program lays the groundwork for a child to gain “An Education for Life.” It is a time for exploration, imagination, questioning and growth. At MMS, children are appreciated for their individuality and have the opportunity to dive deeper into subjects that interest them.

MMS is a school of exceptional faculty who nurture the whole child – social, emotional and academic. MMS’ small size enables teachers to form a strong bond with each child. The classes range from small (with fewer than 10 children) to larger, mixed-age groups. Through collaborative projects, children become contributing members of their classroom communities.

Our small and welcoming community makes it easy for parents to participate. MMS offers many opportunities for parents to be involved including social events with families, classroom observations and teacher conferences, and roles in the school’s Parent Association.

MMS is the only Montessori-accredited school in Manhattan with a pre-school and Elementary program. In 2013, we received a NYC “Blackboard Award” for our outstanding program, demonstrating that while our approach to teaching differs from many of our peers, our results are extraordinary. Our graduates go on to some of the most demanding independent and select public schools in the city. More importantly, they are responsible and thoughtful young people who are able to become future leaders.

I look forward to meeting you when you visit MMS.

Brenda Mizel

Head of School