Former Student

For the beginning years of my education, I attended a private school: the Canandaigua Montessori school. This experience with the hands-on study style, (mostly) child-lead-learning, and individual tutelage, combined with absolutely incredible teachers, changed my life and the way I see education. The Montessori school to which I went was far different than a regular public schoolhouse. We truly learned and internalize concepts we taught ourselves through play and structured curricula. I loved school; every day was literally a new adventure. My peers and I actually developed an appreciation for education! Of course, Montessori wouldn’t be the amazing experience it is without the teachers, Mrs. Robinson in particular. These educators provided a safe place in which to learn and ask questions. In addition, they helped inculcate values and skills we, as the students, would find useful later in life. In short, the Canandaigua Montessori establishment changed my life fundamentally for the better. Please consider attending this place of education; you won’t be disappointed.

Former Parent

We love Canandaigua Montessori School!  The classroom is always such an inviting place where my children have been able to learn at their own pace and practice skills until mastery.  My daughter remembers her years there fondly, she recalls how kind and encouraging the teachers were.  We highly recommend this school!  You won’t be disappointed.

Former Parent

Canandaigua Montessori School is so much more than a preschool. It’s a welcoming community of teachers, parents and friends who have helped my daughter grow exponentially over the past two years. We’ve seen our 5-year-old develop such a strong sense of self and independence. Plus, she is kind and aspires to help the younger friends at her school. These are lessons that go far beyond what you learn in a classroom and for that we are eternally grateful to the staff at CMS. 

Dr. Tamara Prull

When the time came to register our daughter for preschool, it was an easy decision. As a 1977 graduate of the Canandaigua Montessori School, my husband and I knew that we wanted Alison to have a strong academic start and be immersed in an environment that cultivates enthusiasm for life long learning. CMS has exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our child’s development. Alison has thrived here because of nurturing teachers and her joy of learning thrills us. What an amazing start to her life journey!

Alison joins a long legacy of proud Prull graduates!
Prull Family Graduates:
Tamara A. Prull, M.D. – 1977
Heather Prull Ross – 1979
David W. Prull II – 1981
Sydney M. Ross – 2012
Brady C. Ross – 2014
Alison T. Makovec – 2019
Mackenzie A. Makovec – Future Class of 2023!