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Amiguitos International Montessori Day School

18 W 88th St
New York, NY 10024

(212) 470-3204


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Amiguitos Montessori Day School is an all Spanish International school from ages 2 to 4 and a half. I am a Montessori Certified teacher with many years of experience in early childhood education. The school's program is ALL Spanish. I use Montessori methods to teach your child how to read and write in Spanish. Not only will your child learn to read and write, but they will learn to speak Spanish fluently. Amiguitos Montessori Day School is the only school in the New York City area that has an all Spanish speaking program. For more information, please contact us through our school blog which has more information on the school and even tips on how to teach your child Montessori from home.

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Children who are learning with the Montessori Method are interdependent and self-confident.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
Other subjects taught Gardening, zoology, geometry, history.

From the Director:


Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers working in class.
Teachers are the guides in class, students are the ones who chooses the work and time frame that they want to work.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our school its a great place where children feel free and confident with themselves, the learning activities that we offer them are challenging and fun. With the Montessori Method they become independent and self confident. The method also help them develop important skills as how to be organized, problem solving and many other skills that will help the child in his life to be successful.

A Typical Day

Daily Schedule.
9 am: READING TIME:Children arrive, silently they go to the library choose a book and sit on the line for about 15 minutes.
9: 15 am: CIRCLE TIME. we start singing with Spanish songs, dancing, we talk about, geography, geometry, math, practice the alphabet in Spanish/English, the phonetic sounds, months of the year days of the weeks seasons.
10 05 WORK TIME: In a very quiet way children are free to choose any activity from the shelves.
11 am BATHROOM TIME(getting ready for play ground)
This schedule is for morning groups.
Full time students, have lunch time from 12 to 12: 45 and then Nap Time from 1pm to 3pm.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Provision of learning goals, parent/teacher meetings. annual summaries of student learning.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents can spend extra time with the child and participate in circle time.