Students enrolled 73
School leader Mrs. Yasmeen Chunara

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10520 Regent Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034

(310) 838-4044
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4 stars
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June 18, 2014
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent the teachers the staff everything about this school is top notch. The PK and K teachers are just wonderful educators and people. You really can't go wrong with any grade level at New World Montessori.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Best Preschool with best teachers , high quality, I love this school and i am so happy and proud to say my son is going to this School... Love the overall attitude of the school. Teachers are so loving and respect kids as an individual and guide them, its a pleasure to see how they handle kids!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2014
My 3 1/2 year old has been at the school for about a year now, and we've been very pleased. After having a terrible time with a small, home Montessori school, this place was a delight. My son loves it, we've had no issues at drop-off (which we struggled with at his previous school). He's learned great social skills and self-discipline. Both of these are as important to future success as topical learning, which we have no complaints with that either there. When he wasn't wanting to sit at circle time at first, they were patient and loving with him. We appreciate the healthy, hot lunch option and the sugar-free environment. We and he also love the extra-curricular activities that are offered for kids who stay at afternoon care. We'd rather do other things on the weekends with him then cart him to soccer. After my previous experience, I thought child care and difficulty solving issues naturally went hand in hand, but at NWMS, my experience has been very different.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
Maybe fine for ages 7 and under as a day-care and kindergarten. It is a safe environment for younger kids, but NOT a good school for 3rd grade and up for the money. You can find better. Principal is defensive and seems to only care abt money. The staff turnover is high. The upper elementary teacher hides from parents and they don't do a good job teaching math.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
New World Montessori is an incredible school. Our daughter started in their infant class and is currently in the toddler class. NWMS is a wonderful environment for a young mind to grow. The teachers and staff are all very warm and open, and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter learns something new every day. We often get comments on how advanced she is when people hear her counting or her vocabulary, and we know a large part of that is because of NWMS. We are expecting a second child and it wasn't even a second thought that she'll also be attending this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
As a professional I have spent over 20 years helping parents navigate the school system for the specific needs of their children. When it came time for me to do the same for my family, I feared that it was going to be a difficult journey. I am glad to say that NWM turned out to be the perfect fit for my child and I have since referred many families to the school, particularly families with gifted children whom were not allowed to work above their grade level at very highly rated elementary schools. The teachers are top notch and I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate the welcoming front line administrative team. Parent involvement is not mandatory however there is a very real presence of parents on-site. Many of the parents who work full-time tend to contribute with their vast intellectual knowledge (designers, doctors, researchers, grad students), and my child has benefitted from every second she has spent in this community. Thank you Ms. Yasmine for the incredible school you have created!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
We have two children there - one started in the infant program and is now in the toddler program and we have another one that started in the toddler program and is now in Kindergarten at NWMS. We couldn't be happier with the what our kids have learned and how they have flourished. Most of our experience is in the infant - preschool where we found the teachers to be incredibly warm, caring and understanding. It is hard enough to leave your babies for an entire day but, knowing that the teachers we leave them with treat the kids with respect and love and give them their foundation in learning and being good people for a lifetime makes NWMS a great choice. Thank goodness for Ms. Yasmeen, her team of teachers and Ms. Romy! They have helped our family tremendously by operating such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
My daughter just started 7th grade in public school and due to the great education she received at New World Montessori School, she was accepted into LAUSD's magnet program. She is in the top 10 or 20 of her class at her new school and is a well-rounded confident young lady due to the life skills she learned at New World. Her upper elementary teacher was fantastic, a seasoned teacher who went out of her way to help her students. Overall, the school has been great (my daughter was there for around 8 years) and reasonably priced as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
New World was the perfect beginning to my son's education! The teachers are warm and caring and the curriculum really encourages kids to have fun while they learn. He loved every day there, made a lot of friends, and came out more than ready for kindergarten!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
NWMS provides an amazing environment for children to learn and grow. The teachers are very engaging and they truly encourage children to be lifelong learners. They allow children to learn at their own pace, which keep the kids very engaged and I have never heard of my son being bored at school; if he masters something, they move him onto a more challenging lesson. Truly a terrific school!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
New World Montessori School has been home to our two daughters for the past four years. I cannot say enough on how professional and loving the teachers and administration are towards our children. My wife and I are so happy on how our children are developing and love how NWMS offers so much enrichment in their daily lives. I would recommend NWMS to any parents looking for school/daycare for their children in the Culver City area.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
New World Montessori School is really a great school. My daughter has been at this school for three years, from preschool to kindergarten. The teachers are fabulous. They are very patient, nice and they love the kids. My daughter has built up the foundations of not only on academics but also on character. The education my daughter got in New World Montessori will benefit her all her life. I would recommend New World Montessori to any parents looking for a school/daycare for their children.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
We've had two kids in this school for the past two years and could not be happier with their educational development, from pre-K to 1st grade. The teachers are kind and supportive and the kids are thriving. We espeically like the student diversity. What it lacks in physical plant, it makes up in effort.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
I must have been to seven or eight different schools for tour before deciding on NWMS. And after being to them, it really is true that not all the schools with "Montessori" in their title are really Montessori philosophy based. The director is a very passionate woman and the school really reflects that. As soon as you walk in, you can see it is such a happy environment, unlike the schools my child was previously in, which was also happy, but it was all play but no learning. After attending NWMS for three months now, my daughter is reading books at home. BOOKS! And in many other ways I have seen this school is helping develop her potentials. I can't describe how grateful I am in finding this school. If you want your child to be in a school full of love and learning, this is the school you want to look into.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Have you ever wondering what your child is learning at school? Have you ever wondering why the school is losing 1-2 teachers (the good ones) every 6 months? Have you ever asked the principal to show yourself the qualification of the "teachers and assistants"? Is your child having art? music? and all the enrichment programs that the school is offering to you? If you want to get "education" for your child you have to start interrogating. A parent like myself that did not interrogate... I got a cruel an too late answer.... My child was there from infant to preschool and believe me nothing - zero! was taught at NWMS. Please if you are a parent who care about "education" for your little ones, just call into a question.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
the principal let me have a lunch menu after the deadline and does lots of fieldtrips with us

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2012
My son started here as a 3 year old in the preschool program and is on his 2nd year! I went on a serious hunt for preschools before deciding on New World and knew right away this was the spot for my child. Most of all he adores his teacher and really responds to the Montessori philosophy. The program offers everything for a well-rounded child such as practical life ,play,academics,music,art,etc.There is a sense of community with warmth and respect for the child. After touring elementary schools I am hard pressed to find anything comparable for lower and upper elementary as well.My son is soaring academically and I don't want him to lose the zest for learning which is being fulfilled here. The school director is warm, approachable and open to suggestions. A real gem!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The school is a series of mismatched buildings with several play yards. My son and daughter have gone through the infant, toddler and pre-school programs and enjoyed every day. The teachers are very nice, and easy to contact if there are any concerns. So one can be involved with their child's development even while working full time as so many need to do these days. My son is in the elementary program now and he loves his teachers and is excited about each new think he is learning. The relationship a kid has with their teacher is so important to making learning an enjoyable experience and we are happy to have found the great teachers at New World Montessori. We hope to have both our children stay through elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
This is a great school. My son has been here for two years in preschool. The teachers are really warm and nice. The principle is strict about montessori method and cares about students. We feel lucky to find this school on our first year living in LA!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The teachers are wonderful and my child is blossoming. Although the physical structure could use a face lift, it is well maintained and the staff is wonderful. Plus, they are always fund raising to make it even better!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Our children are blossoming in this program, and they now approach learning with zeal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
New World is a school like no other. The teachers and staff care for our children with such warmth and love. My daughter is constantly asking questions about the world around her and I am shocked at her academic growth.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
My son has been at this school for three years in the pre-school. His experience has been wonderful. I am amazed at the fact that he is reading chapter books in pre-school, he knows basic math concepts and geography. He can even name every country in South America. In pre-school! This school is very academic and embraces the Montessori method. The buildings are older and do not look fancy so if you are interested in asthetics, you'd probably want to move on. But if you are interested in substance, this is a wonderful school. The parents and children are very diverse, grounded and down-to-earth. No pretentiousness here. I think this school was a great start for my son's academic education. I do not know much about the toddler program, however, and the room there seems a bit muted. In general, this is a solid, academically-focused school.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
f you are a working parent in West Los Angeles, this is the place to send your baby or tot. They have a year round program and long hours if you need it. Plus its a real school.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
My son is finishing his second year in the preschool program and will be the Lower Elementary this fall. I love this small and intimate school, the teachers really get to know each student and are there for them 100+%. It is a wonderful atmosphere were children are allowed to grow, learn and have a say in what they are learning. Awesom little gem of a school.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
In my opinion, if you are a working parent in West Los Angeles, this is the place to send your baby or tot. They have a year round program and long hours if you need it. Plus its a real school. My one year old came home on day three of school, grabbed his nose and said 'no..' My son started eating from a bowl and not from the table after a few days. My son is now 20 months old and already using the potty part- time. My son comes home happy. Whenever I add a toddler song to my ipod I find he knows 25% of the words already. Plus there is a toddler dance class on Thursdays. I feel lucky this place exists. If you want in, prepare to stand in line. There is a waiting list.

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January 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
We are grateful to a friend for recommending us this school. Since enrolling our daughter in elementary, we have noticed a remarkable progress in her, both academics as well as everyday discipline. We are pleased with the teacher, the management and the overall standard of the school. Be glad to recommend this to others.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
I strongly regret having enrolled our child at New World Montessori School. Our child was singled out by some of the teachers who were consistently rude and even mean. The upper elementary lacks objectivity and lessons are taught without sufficient reference (i.e. the teacher's experience).

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Unless your child is transitioning from their toddler program or WELL prepared for a structured school environment, don't waste your time. They have no patience or desire to help little ones assimilate to school. The teachers have horrible grammatical skills and a bad knowledge of the English language in general. VERY Disappointed in this experience.

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November 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
My son loves going to kindergarten (LE - Lower Elementary) here. He has made incredible progress in reading and enjoys all the subjects presented. The teachers are highly dedicated and have an amazing level of personal attention to each child. Through the Montessori system he has been able to learn at his own pace, which has allowed him to go much further than in the traditional academic environment he was in previously. Having mixed ages in LE has allowed my son to create strong friendships across grade levels and to both learn from and help out the other kids.

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no rating January 28, 2009
Child has been at school for over 1 year. Teachers in pre-school are caring and do a very good job. The elementary teachers are ok, but lack training. The school seems to have a high turnover of teacher assistants. One of the assistant teachers in the first grade is mean and very cold. Parents have complained about her, but principal doesn't care. Principal is all about money and doesn't address parents serious concerns. I pulled my child out this year. School would be good if the Principal cared about the students as much as she does about money and fees.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
After visiting a good number of Westside preschools, we chose NWM. We are very pleased with it -- a good, down-to-earth, ethnically diverse school which uses authentic Montessori approach and materials in its multi-age classrooms. Very modestly priced compared with most local private schools -- the buildings are a bit worn but generally the property is pleasantly homey and nice grounds. The director Yasmeen is excellent -- knowledgeable and caring. There are 4 different preschool classes -- our child's teacher is fantastic (the assistant teacher is just fair, but probably what you'd expect for the pay.) We LOVE the 'no sugar' policy!!! We have been here about 1 1/2 years and plan to continue in the Kindergarten, and maybe beyond.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2008
The teachers at this school are amazing! My daughter is almost 5 years old and is excelling incredibly in every way in the lower elementary program. She has recently learned to write stories in cursive and loves to practice this for hours on end. The curriculum is very rich and balanced and the school also offers fun extra curricular activities and school events, performances, and carnivals as well. The children in the upper elementary class are even going to the Presidential Inauguration in January! I would highly recommend New World Montessori to anyone looking for an excellent education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
All of my children spent at least some time at this school. The teacher are good and were the reason we always returned, but the leadership of the school and the cost were the reasons we finally left for good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2008
One of the great things about New World Montessori School is that they encourage excellence and a well-rounded person. You don't have to be concern if your child has a passion for solving some unique equations. The school will gently guide and direct your child into other activities and settings with the sole purpose of rounding and balancing your child s interests. The New World Montessori School encourages academic excellence, but requires your child to be engaged in athletic activities several times a week. The school Principal Ms. Yasmeen, created her vision and mission statement, guiding core values, and educational philosophy for her true and authentic Montessori School method. This method drives decision making and becomes her lighthouse for guidance, leadership and direction! In a time and society where many parents feel and express worry about the kind of start their children are receiving as they begin school, it is vital and

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
My child has attended the infant and toddler programs and is now in the first year of preschool. The teachers are what make this school what it is. Every teacher she has had has been very loving and caring. They really adhere to the Montessori method and my daughter is becoming more confident, independent, and interested in learning every day. I'm very pleased with her intellectual progress and her developing social skills. I understand the comments about the lack of parental involvement. It is true that it is not really encouraged, but that hasn't stopped me from becoming involved anyway!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2008
I have a son in the school and I am so disapointed in the teachers and leadership. My son will not be going again next year

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 17, 2008
School is okay...Director needs to listen to the parents more. unwilling to bend

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2007
The teachers at this school are exceptional, especially in the Elementary Program, both the upper and lower program. If the Administration wasn't so tight with money the teachers could do much more. Working with what they have and with the lack of support from the administration I give them a great deal of respect. I look forward to my children reaching the upper elementary program. The teacher is high energy and creative.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
The Director can come across as 'cold' but she is committed to the Montessori method and quality education/teachers. Teachers are overall good and committed to their students. I think they are given a lot of leeway by the Director so they seem to enjoy this autonomy and trust which means better teaching/supervision for our kids. Facility could use some sprucing up but they seem to be always fixing things so I think maintenance of such a large school can be costly. Overall this school seems decent and I know my children are safe and growing here. Not a 'bells and whistles' facility but it is a solid place.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
Our daughter went to New World Montessori on recommendation of two friends and we have had nothing but a very happy, better than expected experiences. Our daughter loved every day going to the school and she got easily admitted in a top High School because of the education received at New World Montessori. We have no hesitation in recommending this school for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten as well as lower elementary.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
I enrolled my son at New World based on a recommendation from someone whose daughter attended from age 4 to 7 and had a very positive experience. My son went there for nearly a year. I agree with the other parent, the administration is all about collecting fees and charge for everything possible.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
Good school getting better every day -- excellent learning with high energy. The new lower elementary teacher is an exceptional Montessori teacher! And the primary teachers are wonderful, too. The facility is a bit older, but lots of nice outdoor play areas. You'll have to pay separately for every extra program, trip, etc. But it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
Great school! I recommend this school to anyone. I love the campus. My son started when he was a toddler. For the three years he has been attending he loves going to school everyday. School staff and administration are very friendly and cooperative.

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January 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2006
I had two children in this school, for year and half. The staff and administration were very cold. The education, is low. The school appears to have a future, but the administration, seems to only care about collecting money.

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January 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
Student to teacher ratio good. Approx. 1 to 8 for pre K and K. Elementary ratio for grades 1-6 approx. 1 to 12. Very diverse group of children with good classroom emphasis on cultural differences around the world. Lots of individual instruction with fundamentals of reading, writing and math at the pre-K and K levels in a true Montessori environment (Teachers and aides are there to help guide the student and the students are free to move to various activities as their attention dictates). Many of the K level children read, write and do math above 1st grade level! Affordable extended 'before and after' school care is available. Extracurricular activities such as ballet, cooking, art, tumbling are available for additional fees that are based on month to month participation. High regards for quality of instruction and supervision provided by the school.

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New World Montessori School
10520 Regent Street, Los Angeles, CA  90034
(310) 838-4044
Last modified New World Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades K-6
New World Montessori School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top