West Side Montessori School is an early childhood school in Manhattan, NYC that offers curriculum to children ages 2 years 10 months up to six years old.
West Side Montessori School is a school that awakens the imagination in children. Students become more focused and become self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers, empathic citizens, and resilient individuals. Students are taught to respect the differences of others and diversity is encouraged.
By focusing educational efforts on the Montessori method, students learn to be creative and flexible. Children develop a lifelong love of learning and are capable of directing their own efforts to a better understanding of the world.
Students are encouraged to choose their own work rather than a teacher impose a structure upon them.
Children receive a menu of choices and are allowed to make their own selection, but they also learn that actions have consequences and that for every cause there is an effect.
Through cooperative efforts, children learn to help each other. They talk about their feelings and become more aware of their feelings as a result of talking to and listening to others.
Children are in class with other children of different ages rather than grouped by a single age for all learning levels.
Parents are encouraged to visit West Side Montessori School prior to enrolling their child.