Montgomery Montessori School is a Private School located in Orange County, NY. It was established in August of 2010. The founder, Parinaz Mokhtari, started the school in Montgomery after operating at another location for 10 years. She resides in the beautiful town of Montgomery with her family. She has been providing Montessori education to the Hudson Valley community for the past 20 years. Her older children also attended her school and her youngest daughter still attend MMS. In Summer of 2020, she opened a new location in Cornwall, which was her original home town. The “Children’s House Montessori of Cornwall" has been welcomed and received with open arms.
“I am so proud and honored to be able to provide Montessori education to our communities and having them bring Montessori into their homes".
MMS is a member of The American Montessori Association (AMS) and International Montessori Council (IMC). Our program encompasses a Primary (3yr-5yr old), Lower Elementary Program (1st-3rd), Upper Elementary Program (4th-6th), and our adolescent Erdkinder Program (7tg-12th). We offer half day (3 days, 4 days, 5 days) and full day programs in our Primary Program. Each program has a strong academic foundation while incorporating all the state requirements for Kindergarten as well as the Elementary and Adolescent Programs (grades 1 - 12). We are committed to the whole child approach to education as well as the enrichment of the mind, body, and spirit. To achieve this task, Montgomery Montessori School stands on the four pillars of Montessori Education:
Academic Excellence - creating joyful, life-long scholars
Universal Values - teaching our children those values, which are common to all cultures such as: dignity, kindness, respect, and generosity
Global Understanding - teaching our children to appreciate and understand other cultures
Service - we believe all children should be taught to give as well as receive and to be a part of a larger community.
Montessori teachers are the dynamic link between the children and the Prepared Environment. They systematically observe students to interpret their needs and modify the environment to meet the needs and interests of the children. They present clear, interesting and relevant lessons, model desirable behaviour and evaluate each child’s individual progress. Montessori teachers respect and protect their students’ independence and are supportive and encouraging without the use of rewards or punishments. They facilitate effective communication and are peace educators, consistently working to teach courteous behaviours and pro-social conflict resolution skills.
One of the most notable attributes of a Montessori teacher is the enormous trust Montessori teachers place in the developmental abilities of the children. This is one of the most essential characteristics of our Montessori teachers (guides). It takes a tremendous amount of faith to “follow the child”. It is so much easier to say to the children, follow where I lead and no one will get lost. Nonetheless, with careful observation and planning, Montessori teachers remain constantly alert to the direction each child is heading and actively works to help them succeed.
Montessori teachers are not the center of attention in the classroom. Their role centers on the preparation and organization of learning materials to meet the needs and interests of the Montessori children. The focus is on children learning, not on teachers teaching.
Art, Music, Movement, Tennis Program, PE
Yoga, Spanish, Gardening, Cooking, Sewing
Visits to the Library, River Fun, Farming, Erdkinder
Class Trips, Community Service
Private Instrumental Lessons
Piano Lessons, Flute Lessons, Guitar Lessons
Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons, Cello Lessons
Trumpet Lessons, Saxophone
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At Montgomery Montessori School, we believe that every child has the right to go to a school that is a perfect match for them. As members of American Montessori Association (AMS) we believe and uphold the Montessori philosophy with the fundamental principle that a child learns best within a social environment, which supports each individual's unique development.It is based on such premises as:
Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals, who are different from one another.
Children create themselves through purposeful activity.
The most important years for learning are from birth to age six.
Children possess greater sensitivity and mental power for absorbing and learning from their environment than do adults