The Montessori philosophy is among the fastest growing and most respected method of education. It was developed in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, she was the first female physician in Italy and a renowned educator. Dr. Maria Montessori made great strides in the field of education and the development of children, her philosophy and methods continue to be effective in the way children learn until this very day.
Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that children's learning characteristic occur in developmental cycles of three years. For this reason Montessori classrooms typically encompass a three year age span. In this learning environment younger children benefit from the mentoring of older children, the older children enhance their opportunities by serving as peer tutors and role models for their young peers.
The Montessori program for each succeeding cycle encompasses a dual curriculum. Our Montessori curriculum is developmental in nature and is accompanied by a academic curriculum. We learn to understand each student's learning style, the dual curriculum in design provides us with powerful daily criterion-referenced and student performance-based assessment opportunities. Results from the daily assessments make it possible for us to adjust our instructional strategies and presentation practices per child when needed. The curriculum at all levels is multi-sensory and multi- cultural.
At MPLI we offer the highest quality of individual Montessori education that focuses on the full development and growth of a child. Our teachers and staff study both the Montessori philosophy and curriculum. Montessori Preschool of Long Island concentrates on the individual rather then the standardized norms. Our class structure and curriculum are based on a three year cycle and a mixed-aged group. This design allows for consistency, strong teacher relationships, encourages a sense of community and fosters a family spirit within the school.
Observing, judging, discovering
Teacher in background
Individual, small-group instruction
Many multi-sensory materials
Emphasis on independence
Emphasis on independent learning
Movement in the classroom encouraged
Memorizing and reciting
Teacher central in classroom
Emphasis on conformity
Emphasis on teacher-directed instruction
Movement in classroom discouraged
Rewards and punishments
A natural path to creativity!
All classes follow a Montessori enhance curriculum that includes,
Language, Mathematics, Culture/History, Geometry, Geography, Botany, Zoology, Science, Practical Life, Arts, Music, Foreign Language, World Events, Environmental Awareness, Peace Education, Grace & Courtesy and Physical Education
The first step is to familiarize yourself with the school via the information on the website.
Call or email Montessori Preschool of Long Island to schedule a school tour. The purpose of this visit is to see the school and further familiarize yourself with the education and care that MPLI offers. This visits allow for an in-depth conversation with the Head of School along with details of what our program offers. Often parents are grateful for the uninterrupted time to ask all the questions that are important when choosing care and education for your child.
The next step is to requesting enrollment forms. By filling out the Application form and submitting the application fee of $100.00.
Once the application package has been received, your child will be invited to spend anywhere from a half an hour or a Montessori morning with us in class. This visit is for students with experience in school or childcare setting.
Visits will be scheduled based on the age of the child, whether they have been in a school setting before, and the program in which their enrolling in.
Montessori Preschool of Long Island families will be notified in writing of the child's acceptance to the program. Once we receive all forms, deposit, enrollment fees and signed tuition agreement a space will be reserved for the child. If the school has full enrollment the applicant's name will be placed on our waiting list. As space becomes available the parent will be notified in writing along with the child's start date.
Montessori Preschool of Long Island admits students of any race, color, sex, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.
Application Fee $100
Montessori Fee $350
Full Time Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm $1100 (Monthly)
Part Time MWF 8:00 am - 3:30 pm $1000
Half Day Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm $1000 ( Pre - Montessori)
After School/Extended Day 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Fees Associated)
Extended Programs are offered to Primary and Kindergarten students only ages 4 - 6 years old.