Elm City Montessori School opened in August 2014 with 70 children ages 3 through 5. It is New Haven’s first public Montessori school, and Connecticut’s only local charter school. Elm City Montessori School is a racially and economically diverse New Haven public elementary school serving PreK-3 through 8th grade, where students are guided to make decisions and work to their full potential through an educational program that follows Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy. Montessori education focuses on child-centered learning in multi-age classrooms, hands-on inquiry and intensive family engagement.

Return to School for 2021 + Plan for Continuity of Services: On June 22, 2021 we gathered publicly to discuss plans for health protocols, safety procedures, etc and collect community feedback. We then posted our plan and continued to gather feedback from our school community through the fall. Please find our plan, updated on December 23, 2021 here. After reviewing this plan, we encourage anyone to share Feedback on Return to School/Continuity Plan via this Google Form. We look forward to working in partnership to ensure we are stewarding our community through another safe and productive year of learning.

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