• SCHOOL NEWS

  • CALENDAR

    Jun
    2
    Fri
    6:00 pm Movie Night
    Movie Night
    Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
    Come and enjoy watching a children’s movie together with your child and his or her friends. Traditional movie popcorn will be available. We’ll let you know the name of the movie as soon as we’ve chosen... Read More >
    Jun
    9
    Fri
    2:00 pm Field Day @ St Mary's Park
    Field Day @ St Mary's Park
    Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The whole school goes for fun and games in St. Mary’s Park. We’ll have races of all kinds, tug-o-war, frisbee, coin toss and lots of other games plus a picnic.  The Family Association will organize... Read More >
    Jun
    19
    Mon
    8:00 am Book Fair @ Second Floor Movement Room, NYCMCS
    Book Fair @ Second Floor Movement Room, NYCMCS
    Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm
    Our students have worked really hard all year to progress in reading – spending lots of time reading in school and at home. But if they don’t keep practicing reading over the summer vacation, they could... Read More >
  • Montessori Approach

    Although the Montessori approach doesn’t utilize a typical “curriculum” as defined by a conventional public school system, it is absolutely aligned with the National and New York State Common Core Standards to ensure compliance with essential testing and other requirements. Beyond that adherence, the educational experience is unlike any other.

    Montessori at-a-glance:

    • Is based on the principles and techniques developed by Dr. Maria Montessori
    • Uses a child’s natural motivation to learn – and stimulates that motivation
    • Engages children with seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching
    • Understands that movement can greatly enhance thinking and learning
    • Concentrates on the whole child – physical, social, emotional, cognitive
    • Respects each child’s individual differences with tailored instruction
    • Encourages freedom to make personal choices
    • Allows students to work independently at their own unique pace
    • Utilizes specially-designed, progressively-sequenced learning materials
    • Assesses each student’s performance and adjusts teaching accordingly
    • Meets and exceeds all New York State educational testing standards
    • Prepares students for 21st Century careers
    • Firmly believes that no child is unteachable