Find out why Montessori is such a great philosophy, and why our school is so great!


Our whole-child approach gives us a unique opportunity to delve into many different subjects.


The process of applying for and registering your child for our programs is simple.


We offer a variety of children's programs, caring for and educating a range of ages.



Find out what a typical day is like around here.


For any school-aged children, ages 5 to 12 (Kindergarten through 5th grade). Preschool aged children can attend only if they are enrolled in our regular school year program.


After school enrichment programs are often available as well.


We offer a variety of week-long summer camp options for all ages.


The first step in checking out our school and all of our different programs is to fill out the inquiry form. 

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Welcome to

Montessori of New Paltz

We are a Private School for Children

Ages 3 through Kindergarten

1st-3rd Grade: Enrollment for Fall 2020 coming soon!


 Full-Day  |  9am - 3pm

Half-Day  |  9am - 12pm

Before Care  |  8am-9am

After Care  |  3pm-5pm

Selecting a school is an important decision. Come and see if our program is the right fit for your child and your family.


2019 - 2020 School Year

Before / After Care

After School enrichment program

"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." 

- Maria Montessori 



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 whom they are.  

We follow the Montessori philosophy in order to provide 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 will play a prominent role in enriching this environment, fueling the child's natural desire for exploration and building respect for his/her world.

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, 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. 

As a community of children, involved parents and committed professional staff, we pledge to be a diverse community that strives to live in peace with each other and the earth.

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