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Growing inquisitive children into life-long learners

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“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
- Maria Montessori

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Why Montessori?

Montessori of New Paltz offers a well-rounded curriculum that nurtures and sustains the developmental needs of the whole child. Each child’s unique personality is encouraged, and each is respected as an important member of the community. This includes equal attention to social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs. Each child has an opportunity to work at his or her own pace and is allowed to experience the excitement of learning by choice. 

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At Montessori of New Paltz, our mission is to provide a stimulating, caring, and healthy environment that guides children to reach their fullest potential – becoming responsible, independent, and creative individuals who are aware and proud of their whole self.  

We follow the Montessori philosophy to offer an environment that fosters the child’s natural love of learning. Our mission echoes the words of Dr. Maria Montessori: "Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core." Our local community’s wonderful natural resources play a prominent role in enriching this environment, fueling the child's natural desire for exploration and building respect for their world.

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with every child in mind

Ages 3-5


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Grades 1-6


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Ages 5-12


Our Before and After Care Programs are limited to students enrolled in a MNP Primary or Elementary Program 

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