New Englad School of Montessori
New Englad School of Montessori

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New England School of Montessori - Closed as of 7/28/2017 after 17 years in Milford, CT

Dear Friends of NESM, Apologies, in advance, for the length.​...​It has been a long and arduous process for me and I am saddened to communicate to you that the time has come to close the doors of New England School of Montessori​ in Milford​. I can no longer keep the school open through another year of low enrollment. ​I'm financially tapped out and working for nothing is causing a strain on my family. ​I wish you and your family the very best and will always, very warmly remember, every family whom I've had the pleasure of connecting to the amazing practice of Montessori education over these last 17 years in Milford. Whenever you visit the downtown and Milford harbor, I hope you will think of New England School of Montessori as you pass the Peace Pole that was dedicated to the city many years ago by our NESM, PGI (parent group). As for children need their mom to give them the attention they deserve, without having to compete with her job. Running a small business and having to wear all the hats has taken it's toll. I truly thought I'd figured out the secret formula in order to be the best at all of it, the Superwoman Prophecy. But alas, in my case, somebody has to lose and I cannot put my own children behind all of the others who've been in my care since my own had entered this world, nearly a decade ago. I will always remain in service to the child and I feel there is a great need to do so at the state level. CT is far behind many other states with regard to quality care in the earliest developmental years. I do see change coming down the pike, but I'd like to help my Montessori counterparts who are working to become a state recognized educational program that will stand beside all public and private schools, with it's own set of quality educational standards, called Montessori. I hope you will remain connected to the school's Facebook page as it will remain viable in order to allow all alumni students and families to remain connected throughout the future. ​I've also attached CT Parent's August 2017 article showcasing Montessori education.​ With warmest regards, Maria Zullo Maria Zullo/Founder & Head of School - New England School of Montessori - 40 Quirk Road, Milford, CT 06460 - Ph: 203-878-9822 - Fax: 203-878-9833 - New England School of Montessori's approach to teaching and learning is focused on each child's individual potential, talents and level of development. Where no child is left unchallenged. Mission Statement: New England School of Montessori promotes self confidence and joy through active learning, empowering the whole child to become a compassionate world citizen. Our students' potential gracefully unfolds within a multi age environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities. “It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.” Maria Montessori

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Mark Twain

Our Mission...New England School of Montessori promotes self confidence and joy through active learning, empowering the whole child to become a compassionate world citizen. Our student's potential gracefully unfolds within a multi - age environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities.

NESMontessori...Where children LEARN by DOING...LEARN at their OWN PACE...LEARN what they WANT to LEARN...and DISCOVER their best ATTRIBUTES and INTERESTS, all within the nurturing space that is their HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

Have you ever wondered why the conventional or traditional schools in our country use the same method of teaching young children as they did 100 years ago?  HINT: It is NOT because the human brain learns best that way.  Call a Montessori school to discover the ANSWER for yourself.  Don't wait until your child loses interest in will be too late to start them in a Montessori school.  The best age to begin, ideally, is three (3) and no later than six (6). Click to view a short video, The Ecstasy of Curiosity.  Children are born curious.

Progressive Education for the Elementary Aged Child:

Parents of ELEMENTARY students in Milford, Orange, New Haven, West Haven, Shelton and Stratford....Come visit our classroom for your 1st grade student.  After spending 2-3 half and full days in our classroom for a trial visit, we accept students who are curious learners and who are still EXCITED to learn new things.  We do not focus on standardized state tests and instead, spend a short week in prepartions of our well-rounded Terra Nova test.  Results have shown that our students far exceed the national and state standards on reading, writing and math scores.  And yet, only 2 weeks was afforded in preparations.  The rest of the school year, children discover the Great Lessons, our Cosmic Education as designed by Dr. Maria Montessori during the years she spent living in India.  Rich language experiences are embedded within our classrooms and our Mathematics curiculum far exceeds that of the traditional programs of the current US educational system. Enroll by Kindergarten or First grade for your child to easily acclimate to such a powerfully individualized program. 

Where Every Child is Challenged to the Best of His or Her Ability and to their Fullest Potential

We were located at 40 Quirk Road in Milford, CT.

MEMBER of American Montessori Society
International Montessori Council
New England Association of Schools and Colleges ACCREDITED by NEASC
MEMBER of Montessori Schools of CT

"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."

Dr. Maria Montessori

Google Founders attribute success to their early years in a Montessori School:

GOOGLE Founders Talk Montessori


A day in the life of a Montessori Child:


We couldn't have said it better:


Education NEEDS to Grow with Society...TEDx Mid-Atlantic:

Click for TEDx Video with Anna Lee - Looking to Montessori to Guide Education Reform.

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