Yonkers Montessori Academy

  • Montessori Program Grades Prekindergarten-6

    • Vibrant, child-centered environment taught by Montessori certified teachers and full time assisting adults
    • Montessori instructional materials allow children to learn at their own pace through discovery activities
    • Students are grouped in multi-age classes which support a non-competitive, cooperative learning atmosphere
    • Multiage groups include PreK and K; 1, 2 and 3; and 4, 5 and 6
    • A solid academic foundation is provided in a stimulating environment
    • The child-centered learning environment fosters a strong sense of community and commitment for students, parents and staff
    • Children entering the school after prekindergarten must be previously enrolled in a certified Montessori program.

    Montessori Program Grades 7-8

    • One of the few public secondary school Montessori programs in the United States
    • Nurturing environment respects the individuality of each student while challenging them to become self directed, independent learners
    • Community building activities and community service projects support the development of effective and responsible interpersonal and social skills
    • Multi-sensory, interdisciplinary approach to instruction provides opportunities for individual, group work, daily and long term assignments, peer teaching and self reflection
    • Multiage Humanities (English/Social Studies) classes in seventh and eighth grade allow for individual pacing of instruction when possible and appropriate
    • Seventh and eighth grade students, grouped in teams remain with their teachers for at least two years
    • World language program offering foreign language instruction in Spanish and Italian
    • Students attending the Montessori Schools 27 and 31 receive priority placement
  • Montessori High School Program – Grades 9-12

    • Classrooms are organized into multi-level learning communities
    • Students, parents, and teachers work together in their shared commitment to education
    • Students commit to community involvement, hard work, respect for others and understanding the value of peace
    • Students participate in service learning and must complete 80 hours of community service over 4 years
    • College and Career Readiness embedded into daily curriculum
    • Spring Intersession courses are in-depth studies in a particular topic or field of interest
    • Through reading and discussion, students explore the Montessori emphasis on the nobility of work and dignity of human beings
    • Classes connect to the world helping students understand personal and global interdependence
    • Field Studies take students on trips to conduct first-hand research
    • Learning projects help use the resource of the community to gather data and think critically

    The Partners

    This school works closely with:

    • American Montessori Society
    • ArtsWestchester
    • JCY-Westchester Community Partners - S.M.A.R.T. Program
    • SUNY Farmingdale
    • Westchester Community College
    • Montessori Model United Nations
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Smiley Faces
    • Friends of Van Cortlandt Park