New Englad School of Montessori
New Englad School of Montessori


Explore your child's future....Join us for an Open House Event:

  • Tuesdays in January -  9:30AM  to 11AM and Saturday, January 23rd - 10AM to 12PM.
  • Tuesdays in February - 9:30AM to 11AM and Wednesday, Feb. 24th - 5:00 to 6:30 PM. 
  • Tuesdays in March -  9:30AM  to 11AM and Wednesday, March 16th - 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays in April -  9:30AM  to 11AM and Saturday April 2nd - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • We appreciate an RSVP (Optional) to or 203-878-9822.
  • All are welcome to tour our facility, beautiful classrooms and to meet our teachers.  We look forward to meeting you!
  • Rain or Shine! Check major TV networks for Snow cancellations.

2015 -2016 School Year Openings

Call for a tour 203-878-9822, scheduled Mon-Fri at 9:30AM -11AM.

  • One 1st grade Elementary opening available.
  • 2 First Year (3 years old)  2 Second Year (4 years old) and 1 Third Year (5 Years Old - Kind.) Primary Children's House openings available.
  • Three openings in the Toddler Room 14 months - 36 months (must be walking).
  • 3 Openings in the NIDO Room (Infant Nest) - 6 Weeks - Solidly Walking Toddler

NESM...Where children LEARN by DOING...

Have you ever wondered why the traditional public school system in our country uses the same method of teaching young children as it 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). Click to view a short video, The Ecstasy of Curiosity.  Children are born curious.



Welcome to our Website! Please feel free to move about and explore what a Montessori experience can offer to you and your child. Enjoy!

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

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 - 3rd grade students.  After spending 2 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. Unfortunately, if a child is past third grade, they will have difficulty acclimating to such a powerfully individualized program. 

What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is the oldest educational method and yet the most developmentally appropriate for the young child in today's society, requiring 21st Century Skills.  This Method is one that is based on science (now referred to as pediatric neuroscience) moreso than a method of education.  The idea is that each child develops at his or her own pace and develops natural strengths from within.  Mistakes are made to ensure learning.  The renowned materials utilized by the children in a Montessori classroom setting offer controls of error.  The three-year age range of the children is made to take full advantage of the developing brain during the specified Planes of Development that Dr. Maria Montessori observed in young children more than 100 years ago.  Today, we can thank fMRI data completed by Pediatric Neuroscientists to show that Dr. Montessori was right on target.  


Click here to view a 5-minute video explaining the Three-year Cycle.  Montessori honors the spirit of the child during the crucial early years, three through six.  The competence, confidence and compassion fostered in the Montessori Primary class creates the foundation to sustain the children throughout their subsequesnt education and into adulthood.


View the videos on our left margin to discover Montessori cycles for the 0-3 year old and Elementary years.

Visit our AMAZING Elementary Classroom and learn how children learn as validated by the most current pediatric neuroscientific research available today.  In one room, children experience the WORLD!


Lower Elementary - First through Third Grades 

Upper Elementary - Fourth through Sixth Grades


All children in our Elementary classroom have access to First through Sixth grade materials and experienced Montessori Teachers.


20 Field Trips are scheduled each year as we believe that the elementary aged child has an innate desire to explore their world, outside the four walls of the classroom.


Admissions Process: 

  • Parents observe in the classroom
  • Submit an application, $75 fee and completed interview forms
  • Child is scheduled to attend 2 full consecutive days in the classroom for assessment purposes

NEWS Desk:

We are now ACCREDITED by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  Click here to read about the advantages of NEASC accreditation for private schools in the Northeast.

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


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 multiage environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities.


"When I began the school, I had one main idea: to make the school fit the child - instead of making the child fit the school."

Maria Zullo


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

Mark Twain


"We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit."

Dr. Maria Montessori


"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."

Albert Einstein


"What we learn to do, we learn by doing."

Thomas Jefferson


"Our goal is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the unveiling and developing of spiritual energy."

Dr. Maria Montessori


"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself."



"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher."

Elbert Hubbard

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

Call us at 203-878-9822 to arrange for a tour and a classroom observation.

MEMBER of American Montessori Society
International Montessori Council
New England Association of Schools and Colleges ACCREDITED by NEASC
MEMBER of Montessori Schools of CT
Click FAST logo to apply for Click FAST logo to apply for a partial scholarship


Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children.  All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors. Opens Jan. 1st for the following Fall school year.  Closes April 30th.

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

Dr. Maria Montessori

Some of our favorite Montessori videos on

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:


Why Montessori: 

Why Montessori Part 1 (of 2)

Why Montessori Part 2 (of 2)


Toddler 18 mo. - 3 years: 

Montessori in the Toddler Years - preparation for Life  


Primary 3 - 6 years:

Planting the Seeds of Learning


Elementary 6 - 12 years:

Joyful Scholars

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