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At Chemung Valley Montessori School, we use the highly regarded Montessori approach to educate young people. Our program is tailored to each individual child, yet it is both rigorous and creative. Our culture is intentionally diverse, and respect, kindness, personal responsibility, problem solving, and a worldview focused on peace are part of the daily life and education we foster. Service to others is an important aspect of our culture.

Using the Montessori approach, we provide a Montessori Beginnings Group, a Toddler Group, and multi-age classes for these levels: Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School.

We also offer Kaleidoscope (a before and after school program), Camp Mustang, and Summer Camp (for Early Childhood through middle school students), and Service Learning.

At the heart of our educational programs is our exceptional faculty.

OUR PROGRAMS

Montessori Beginnings group

Birth-23 Months

Montessori Beginnings is a 1 ¼ hour discovery group for children under age two and their caretakers. Babies and young toddlers explore the Montessori environment designed specifically for them, while parents, grandparents, and nannies engage in discussions built around a variety of parenting topics within the scope of Montessori’s educational practices. The program is offered year-round, with eight weekly meetings per session.

Toddler Group

2 to 3 YEARS OLD

Two 2-morning sessions, offered Tue/Thu & Wed/Fri
8:30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Children may be enrolled in one or both sessions if space permits.Our toddler program is thoughtfully designed in keeping with the Montessori philosophy to encourage children to explore, learn, and grow in an atmosphere of respect, calm, and fun. We provide a rich array of sequenced materials and activities with plenty of space for children to move. In addition to guiding children to explore and learn, we also help them to develop social skills that demonstrate respect and kindness.

early childhood

3 to 6 YEARS OLD

Half-day 8:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
Full-day 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In keeping with Montessori philosophy, we group students in multi-age classes, and they stay with the same teacher for three years. One teacher and one teaching assistant guide the students in exploring and learning in the Early Childhood program,. They provide sequenced Montessori materials that have been proven exceptionally effective learning tools. Each day, students have some group instruction and some independent work time.

LOWER ELEMENTARY

6 TO 9 YEARS OLD

Days/Hours : Mon & Wed 3 p.m. dismissal
Tue & Thu & Fri 2 p.m. dismissal

Because Montessori education is individualized, students move to the next level when they have mastered defined cognitive, physical, and social skills and are prepared to succeed in that program.
CVMS has three lower elementary classes, each with a maximum of twenty students and generally fewer. Each class is staffed by one teacher and one assistant.

UPPER ELEMENTARY

9 to 12 YEARS OLD

Mon & Wed & Fri :   3 p.m. dismissal
Tue & Thu :   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All of our upper elementary students meet together in a uniquely designed, two-story multi-age classroom with a team of three Montessori-certified teachers and one assistant. Each student has a designated teacher-advisor who meets with them daily and tracks their individual progress, but all three teachers share joint responsibility for giving lessons in the Montessori curriculum.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

12 to 14 YEARS OLD

Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Montessori’s innovative approach to adolescent education is embodied in the Chemung Valley Montessori Middle School, located in its own unique house near the main campus. Students build community and global awareness through collaborative research, team projects, group problem-solving and decision-making, shared meals and celebrations, environmental stewardship, and service to others. A rigorous, integrated academic curriculum encourages abstract thinking, creative expression, effective communication, and real-word exploration.

Montessori Beginnings group

Birth-23 Months

Montessori Beginnings is a 1 ¼ hour discovery group for children under age two and their caretakers. Babies and young toddlers explore the Montessori environment designed specifically for them, while parents, grandparents, and nannies engage in discussions built around a variety of parenting topics within the scope of Montessori’s educational practices. The program is offered year-round, with eight weekly meetings per session.

Toddler Group

2 to 3 YEARS OLD

Two 2-morning sessions, offered Tue/Thu & Wed/Fri
8:30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Children may be enrolled in one or both sessions if space permits.Our toddler program is thoughtfully designed in keeping with the Montessori philosophy to encourage children to explore, learn, and grow in an atmosphere of respect, calm, and fun. We provide a rich array of sequenced materials and activities with plenty of space for children to move. In addition to guiding children to explore and learn, we also help them to develop social skills that demonstrate respect and kindness.

early childhood

3 to 6 YEARS OLD

Half-day 8:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
Full-day 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In keeping with Montessori philosophy, we group students in multi-age classes, and they stay with the same teacher for three years. One teacher and one teaching assistant guide the students in exploring and learning in the Early Childhood program,. They provide sequenced Montessori materials that have been proven exceptionally effective learning tools. Each day, students have some group instruction and some independent work time.

LOWER ELEMENTARY

6 TO 9 YEARS OLD

Days/Hours : Mon & Wed 3 p.m. dismissal
Tue & Thu & Fri 2 p.m. dismissal

Because Montessori education is individualized, students move to the next level when they have mastered defined cognitive, physical, and social skills and are prepared to succeed in that program.
CVMS has three lower elementary classes, each with a maximum of twenty students and generally fewer. Each class is staffed by one teacher and one assistant.

UPPER ELEMENTARY

9 to 12 YEARS OLD

Mon & Wed & Fri :   3 p.m. dismissal
Tue & Thu :   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All of our upper elementary students meet together in a uniquely designed, two-story multi-age classroom with a team of three Montessori-certified teachers and one assistant. Each student has a designated teacher-advisor who meets with them daily and tracks their individual progress, but all three teachers share joint responsibility for giving lessons in the Montessori curriculum.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

12 to 14 YEARS OLD

Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Montessori’s innovative approach to adolescent education is embodied in the Chemung Valley Montessori Middle School, located in its own unique house near the main campus. Students build community and global awareness through collaborative research, team projects, group problem-solving and decision-making, shared meals and celebrations, environmental stewardship, and service to others. A rigorous, integrated academic curriculum encourages abstract thinking, creative expression, effective communication, and real-word exploration.

CVMS+

CVMS+ covers the before- and after-school care program :-
Enrichment
Camp Mustang school-year camps
Summer program.

PARENT EDUCATION

On Monday, January 30 Come learn about Montessori Elementary biology lessons, experiments, and projects at this informative parent night. This event will be held in the school gymnasium. During the day CVMS teachers will attend an in-service by Lisa Blackford, Montessori Upper Elementary Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and Teacher Trainer.

SERVICE LEARNING

Our mission is not only to nurture each student’s individual potential and passion for lifelong learning, but also to develop a sense of world community. That sense begins with the culture of our school, in which we embrace diversity and cultivate a climate of respect and kindness.

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