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Alcott Montessori School

27 Crane Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

(914) 472-4404


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Alcott School, a Montessori school, offers early childhood education for students 2-6 years of age, and focuses on the individual, whole child.
We believe that children have a natural inclination toward self-learning. Our Montessori teachers encourage and guide children to discover and learn through a variety of educational and fun activities. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler program:
Mornings Afternoons
9:00 - 9:30
Bikes 12:30 -1:30
10:00 - 10:15
Circle 1:30 -1:45
10:15 - 11:00
Work Time 1:45 - 2:30
11:00 - 11:20 Outdoor Play or Gym 2:30 - 2:50
11:20 - 11:30
Circle 2:50 - 3:00

3-6 Year Old Program
Work Time
Gym/Playground Time
Special activities (music, nature, movement, etc.)
In house special activities and bus trips (making apple cider, fire department visit, trip to a play, visits by a storyteller or a musician, visits from Norwalk Maritime Center, etc.)
Full day classes will have more than one block of work time and more outdoor play time, generally about 1/2 hour in the morning and 1/2 hour in the afternoon.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want