Pre-K through Kindergarten, Ages 3-6


 Full-Day  |  9am - 3pm

Half-Day  |  9am - 12pm

Before Care  |  8am-9am

After Care  |  3pm-5pm


Please contact us if you are interested.

We are unclear what the fall will bring.


Fall School Year

After School Enrichment Programs

"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.


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

butterfly 2.png
AMS logo Member School No Date.jpg

If you have already toured the school, click below to enroll for this program.

Video courtesy of the American Montessori Society.




A Typical Day in our Class


8:00 - 9:00 am

  • Before care.

9:00 - 9:30 am

  • Children arrive.  

  • Weather permitting children will play outside.  

  • Outdoor time is a very important time of the day, as important as lessons in language and math.  

  • This is a time for your child to get exercise, be in touch with nature and develop social skills.  

9:30 am

  • Children come in and change their shoes and outdoor wear.  

  • Teachers assist as needed.  

  • Hand washing.  

  • Potty as needed.

9:30 - 11:00 am

  • Quiet individual work/lesson period.  

  • *Specials: Group lessons in art, science, music, yoga, Spanish, Peace education, cultural studies, and more.(Specials may occur during morning or afternoon work periods, depending on the day.)

  • The host helps set up snack.  

  • Two children at a time may choose to have snack.  

  • All other children begin work/lesson period.  

  • Snack is available until 11am.  All children are encouraged to try snack.  

  • Children are reminded to go potty and assisted as needed.)

11:00 - 11:15 am

  • Circle.  

  • Story-time and say goodbye to half day students.  

  • Children put on their outdoor wear. 

11:30 - 11:50 am

  • Outdoor time


11:50 am - 12:00  pm

  • Early dismissal for half day students. 

12:00 - 12:30 pm

  • Lunch for full day children. 

12:30 - 1:00 pm

  • Children clean up their lunches.  Potty time.  Quiet rest or nap time.

1:00 - 2:15 pm

  • Quiet work or individual lesson period for children not sleeping.  

  • Specials*: Group lessons in art, science, music, yoga, Spanish, peace education, cultural studies, etc.

2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • Circle.  

  • Sharing a favorite work of the day.  

  • Mantra & Goodbye.

2:30 pm

  • Children put on their outdoor wear.

2:30 - 2:50 pm

  • Outdoor time 

2:50 - 3:00 pm

  • Dismissal 

3:05 - 5:00 pm

  •  After Care


Regular School Year Tuition


9:00 am - 3:00 pm








9:00 am - 12:00 pm








Early Drop Off, if available

Before Care

After Care

Late Pick-Up


Extra Half Day

Extra Full Day

7:30 - 8:00 am

8:00 - 9:00 am

3:00 - 5:00 pm

After 3:05 pm

$15 per day

$8 per day

$6 per half hour

$15 for first half hour

$6 for each additional half hour



Please see our Before Care & After Care page for more options for students needing committed care.


Application Fee

Annual Registration Deposit

Materials Fee

Changes to Enrollment

Late Fee


$300 (non-refundable)

$150 annually (Due August 15th)