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Montessori Family School-scenic

Montessori Family School-scenic is a coeducational private montessori school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The MFS Early Childhood Education Program nurtures young children's quest for independence. They learn to control themselves physically and refine their gross and fine motor abilities. Cognitively, they have the opportunity to explore a broad range of Montessori materials, including those that provide them with a solid foundation for beginning reading, and learning basic math concepts. They also learn to become part of a community, make enduring friendships, and learn to socialize harmoniously.In the ClassroomMFS classrooms are all multi-age, with Early Childhood classrooms serving children who are 3, 4, and 5 years old. The third year—for the 5 year-old turning 6—is the "kindergarten" year. The multi-age classroom provides an environment in which children can move at their own pace, and be both learners and teachers at the same time.CurriculumStudies by Maria Montessori and contemporary researchers support the notion that a child's first three years of life, and next three years of education outside the home, are the most important in shaping his or her personality and ability to learn. Children learn more during this period of time than at any other, and set important patterns for the future. Skills learned become the foundation that helps them grow in independence.Each of our preschool classrooms are divided into five distinct areas, each of which is devoted to learning about a particular subject. There are separate places for children to engage in practical life studies, cultural studies, sensorial studies, and learn about language and math. Our MissionPreparation for Life,Education for Peace,A Community for Children.Preparation for Life: "A child is a discoverer. He is an amorphous splendid being in search of his own proper form." -- Dr. Maria Montessori.MFS prepares children to thrive. Purposeful activity, multi-age classrooms, adult and peer role models, and an exceptional Montessori curriculum prepare the students to participate meaningfully and skilfully in an ever-changing world. Students leave MFS primed for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in high school, college, and in life.Education for Peace: “The experience of our classroom is what lets us know that peace is possible, as Gandhi and Montessori envisioned it, if we ‘begin with the children.’ ” -- Jane Wechsler.The classroom is a place of peace at MFS. Children express their innate sense of justice, equality, and goodness within the classroom community. Regular experiences of peaceful conflict resolution, freedom within limits, and social responsibility cultivate a value system our graduates carry out into the greater world to contribute to a more peaceful society.A Community for Children: "Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future." –- Dr. Maria Montessori.The Montessori classroom is a loving community within which all members actively support one another while successfully pursuing their own development and interests. This sense of interconnectedness and responsibility iscarried by alumni and families into the community at large. MFS is a community of students, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents who are focused on doing that which serves children best. - Montessori Family School



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 174
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 53
Transitional KG 15
Kindergarten 12
1 15
2 17
3 14
4 11
5 11
6 11
7 8
8 7

Montessori Family School-scenic's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Montessori Family School-scenic's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Gender 38% Male / 62% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 26%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 11%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

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