Prepare Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning and Fulfillment
Our school, nestled in the lovely, historic village of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York, offers an enriched pre-school and kindergarten level learning experience for 3-5 year olds. At the Rhinebeck Montessori School, children thrive in a warm, nurturing environment that encourages self-directed learning, creativity, and growth. We'd love to show you! Please call or us to arrange a visit.
- Full Day Program available from 9 to 3
- Half Day Program available from 9 to 11:30
- Summer Program - 2 to 6 weeks Learn more
The Montessori Approach
Montessori as an approach to education is not designed simply to teach children basic skills and information—though that is certainly one of the outcomes of a child's experience at a Montessori school. Montessori encourages children to think for themselves and be actvely involved in the educational process.This educational process begins with the smallest child.
It is our belief that when children work in an environment that is intellectually and artistically alive, warm, and supportive, they will spontaneously ask questions, investigate, create, and explore new ideas. Especially when children are quite young, they are capable of absorbing information, concepts, and skills from their environment and their peers. For this reason, the Montessori environment is filled with beautiful and enticing materials that have been developed to help children discover mathematical concepts, geographical relationships, scientific classifications, reading through phonics, hand/eye coordination through manipulating sensorial objects, and real life skills. The Rhinebeck Montessori School's enriched program includes foreign language (Spanish) and music activities for all students.
The Rhinebeck Montessori School classroom is indeed a child's world, geared to the size, the pace, and the interests of boys and girls between the ages of three and six. It is designed to put the child at ease by giving him or her freedom in an environment prepared with attractive materials. These materials are arranged on low shelves within easy reach of even the smallest youngster. The tables and chairs in the classroom are moveable, permitting a flexible arrangement for many activities. The children also work on small mats on the floor where they are more comfortable.
Rhinebeck Montessori School has provided our son with extraordinary academic opportunities in a warm, nurturing environment designed to build the self-confidence essential to his ongoing success. The teachers are exceptional and the family-like atmosphere is perfect for every young child who is lucky enough to go there. We are delighted to be part of the RMS family!
— Tom & Marybeth Cale
Call us today at (845) 876-6406 to learn more or arrange a visit!
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