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Montessori Day

237 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 398-2322


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Montessori Day School of Brooklyn is a culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse community of working parents and educators who have partnered to nurture children with a true sense of independence, an abiding respect for self and others, and a love of learning and exploration. We encourage and support each child's natural curiosity and readiness to learn in a hands-on environment that encourages creativity and promotes self-esteem.

A Typical Day

8:00-9:15 Arrival/work cycle 9:15-9:30 circle time 9:30-10:00 gym 10:00-10:30 diaper change/potty training 10:30-11:00 outside play/art projects/work cycle 11:00-12:00 lunch/clean-up/diaper change 12:10-2:30 nap 2:30-3:00 wake up/diaper/potty/snack/children put sheets away 3:00-3:15 some children go home 3:15-4:30 Afternoon work cycle/outside play 4:30-5:00 diaper/potty/projects 5:00-6:00 snack/gym/work cycle/diaper check

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents and teacher meet twice a year, we offer parent education periodically, and we let parents know about services in the community.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

MDS has developed a general phase-in schedule to facilitate the smoothest transition into the classroom. At the end of the summer session, parents are encouraged to visit the classroom for short periods with their children and leave when they feel their child is ready.