Canandaigua Montessori School

"Our task is to cast a ray of light and pass it on to our children." Dr. Maria Montessori

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Pre-School Kindergarten Program   For Ages 3 - 6
  • Children choose their work, do their work and put it away when finished.  This whole cycle encourages concentration, attention to detail, coordination and good work habits. 
  • An integrated, expansive curriculum provides children with a variety of experiences allowing the child to move from concrete to more abstract thinking.
  • Multi-age grouping allows the children to develop a strong sense of community with peers and teachers.
  • Multi-age grouping also allows children to learn and teach each other.
  • The teacher guides the child to activities based on their needs and interests: fostering the child's development while modifying activities according to the child's learning style.
  • Each child is respected as an individual and valued as a part of the larger community.
  • Respect of the environment and of others is emphasized.
  • Reading and other language areas, geometry, science and practical life are just a few disciplines which are enjoyed and learned.
  •          5 - Day, half-day pre-school program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  •          Extended day pre-school and kindergarten program continues with lunch and work time until 3:15.


1:8 teacher to student ratio


"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." 
Dr. Maria Montessori