We prepare children to be resilient, creative and independent problem solvers. We are leaders in teaching Montessori principles and incorporate the best practices of modern early childhood education in our classrooms.
West Side Montessori School is a vibrant, collaborative community of passionate teachers, joyful children and engaged parents. Our diverse community is a reflection of the city in which we live.
We touch children’s imaginations and kindle in them a sense of the limitless possibilities in their world.
Our children learn how to learn. They learn to focus their attention on an interest and, in doing so, make a commitment to learning about something. Through this active engagement, they discover the joy in learning. We recognize the importance of each child’s early experiences in the formation of an emotionally healthy, responsible adult. We see our role as nurturing the immense potential within each child, and supporting each child in the task of inner development. We believe that children’s intellectual growth is intertwined with their social and emotional development. Intellectual growth flourishes in a non-judgmental community where freedom for the individual is balanced with the needs of the group. In our classrooms, children can choose to work independently or with classmates. As they develop more and more competencies, they quite naturally take on increased responsibility in the activities of the classroom.
WSMS At A GLANCE
- Montessori early childhood program for children ages 2 through 6 years old
- Programs: AM (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), 9-3 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. F), and LAP (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available
- 205 students enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year