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PK-12
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Yonkers, NY
Students enrolled: 1,376
 

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160 Woodlawn Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704

(914) 376-8540
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July 18, 2014
This is an ok school if you like the Montessori way. Some teachers are really useless and cannot handle having 3 grades in the same classroom. (This is only up to 6th grade) others are better. They are extremely inconsistent with security-sometimes you can't get in without id, Even if the staff know u, other times you can go wherever u like with no one asking for anything. Like another reviewer said if you want a big push for academic excellence another school may be better-I am moving my child out. I did not want my 8 year old daughter in a room with 11/12 year olds! They are getting old so young these days.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This school has changed my son to the better. Teachers are caring, always smiling....willing to help.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
I've Been a Student at Yonkers Montessori Academy for 12yrs & This School is GREAT! I've Become The Person I Am Today Based On hat All The Great Teachers Have Done For Me. This School Has Many Different Learning Opprotunities Durning & After School Hours. They Have Intercession Which is a Trip Taken By Students Accompanied By teachers,parents or staff members & they go & Learn Things About The Area/Place They Went To It Is a Very Exciting & Fun Trip . YMA Is More than a school we are More like an extended family. We are a community & we do as much as we can for any & everyone. We are the Eagels !!

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Just a little over a week here for my 4 year old in pre-k and he loves it. the teacher is very sweet and attentive and it seems like a great place for him at this stage.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
I attend this school since last year when i had enrolled to Yonkers Montessori Academy for 7th grade. I am now going to 8th grade and i gotta say its an amazing school. This school has great programs that your child might love. 7th and 8th grade might not have that much as the elementary and high school but the rallys we have are great. The events too. You and your child(s) will love it here for sure. The teachers and staff are really kind.

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2013
Our two children transferred to this school from Private school. Although we had to fight a little to get them enrolled here it turned out to be an excellent decision. The teachers are concerned, the assistant principals are involved and cognizant of every child and the Principal is visionary and accesible. We feel like our children will be in position academically and socially to go to any school we can afford, Ivy league or otherwise when they reach graduation.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
I attend this school as a student it has a real great home type vibe to it where everyone knows everyone, however if your child wants choices on his education this is the school of choice for them. Going into my senior year my schedule has already been set and they refuse me to have much of a choice in whether I want a certain course or not. They are forcing me to take both a math and a science even though I have filled out all those requirements sophomore year. Although this school has the potential to be great I recommend sending your child elsewhere for an education.

- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2012
If your child is in Montessori and doing well, this is a great choice! The statistics for this type of school are outstanding and Yonkers has hit a home run here. But this is definately not for someone new to Montessori, unless starting at Pre-K or K. Would be very hard to transfer here from another program.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
If you are a competitive parent who likes to push the school and your child, there are probably better places for you and your child. If your child responds best to Montessori, this is a dream come true for your child's education, both social and academic. This place creates an intense love of learning and love of people. Somehow, they get kids to love challenging homework. Note that each parent needs to weigh whether their kid is still on track for college in the higher grades. A huge benefit is that the kids often get the same kids and same teacher for multiple years. But that tight community may make it a bit tricky for introverted kids transferring in from other Montessori after Elementary, because by then, the bonds between peers are as tight as close family. If your child has a good heart and likes to help others, YMA is probably a great choice. If your child is highly competitive, or benefits from discipline, that may not be right for the communal freedom of Montessori. Oh, and critically, the elementary teachers are beyond fabulous.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
both my children go to YMA and are very happy there. the teachers work hard with the kids and the principal runs a tight ship with all the staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My niece loves this school. She is very happy with her friends, the curriculum, and the activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2009
i like mark twain its a very good school for students to be in.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2009
I love this school. I am so happy that my daughter went to this school. Middle school is a really tough group of kids and these teachers are super!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2008
im in 11th grade nw and only went to mark twain for 7th grade i had to move i was sad i loved mark twain it was great! the teachers was awesome ill never forget them!!

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December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 25, 2008
i am a student at mark twain m.s. i like this school because out of 42 schools we are the only ones who have a pool.thats so kool! another thing is the teacher they are so nice also they are so supportive they halp you no matter what!! they are great they think of the best way to teach!! another thing is its very sucure we dont have much fights if u ever think of coming to one of yonkers schools pick this one! you wont regret it!

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2008
My son was too smart for this school, it was terrible they didnt challenge him enough. He had to transfer to Roy H Mann to get a truly great education to prepare him for high school.

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October 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2008
This School Is Great. Im An 8th grader and graduating this year. I LOVE all my teachers. And yes, im in IB. I 3 favorite teachers are Ms.Petralia, Mr.Cooper, and Ms.Gianelly. There are the best teachers ever! Mark Twain M.S is a very good school and my personal favorite the Sports teams are great!! I was on the Girls Softball Team for 2 years ( 7th and 8th) and it was fun. My coach, Coach Murray, was the best =]!! The teachers teach very well and if you PAY ATTENTION in class and take notes... Your kids could learn something too. Anyways I LOVE M.T.M.S and Good Luck to next years 8th Graders!!

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April 09, 2008
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March 19, 2008
Pretty good average school i attend this school and my favorite teacher is Ms. Ramirez the spanish teacher!!!

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February 27, 2008
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October 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 27, 2007
mark twain is the best school ever

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September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2007
Well yes I attend mark twain middle school. I think its all right but sum teachers are annoying. I am in that seventh grade. I'm in IB. it is real fun all my teachers are cool. gym is fun n I got a lot of friends but the school is bummy we can use sum construction work well that's all.

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2007
I attended MTMS for the sixth grade, and I do agree that the academics are terrible. I was an arts student and because of the way things were being controlled, the music program at MT wasn't good. Also, there were a lot of problems in the safety area. Plus because of certain circumstances, there were many issues between the members of the student body. But, there is one good thing that happened to me when I attended this school. I took a telecommunications course there and I thought that was one of the best academic classes that was available at the time.

- submitted by a former student
January 25, 2007
I have a daughter who attends M.T.M.S, this is her first year and she is in the seventh grade. I agree with the other parents, this school is terrible! The academics are the poor! Many teachers are there to socialize not as teachers/authority figures, and some actually do care. My husband and I recently had an incident regarding a teacher, who made an inappropriate comment towards my daughter. The Principal did nothing, the teacher insists it was never said. I requested that my daughter be moved out of that class immediately. The only good quality this school has is the extracurricular activities, it's really disheartening. Overall, in my opinion this is one of the worst Middle Schools in Yonkers.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2006
My sons attend MTMS and I really have no complaints. With the new administration in place, the school year has gone off to a good start. Being their 2nd. year, I have yet to find a teacher to I couldn't communicate with regards to any academic issues. As far as parent involvement goes, it's up to the parent. The school cannot drag you out of your home to be involved, get yourself involved. There is a great PTA that with parents that do attend meetings know what's going with the school and what events are planned by the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
I have two children attending MTMS this year. 6th & 7th grd. This is our first year experiencing Yonkers public schools. I am not impressed with the academics, homework content, or class work. The teachers do not update or even access their email to communicate with the parents. They are not listing the assignments on the web-site. Nor is there a family phone list for students to call classmates. I have attended a PTA meeting, and from what I heard at that meeting all of my concerns have been an on going thing at this school. I did not choose this school for my children. This was a YBOE choice. They will not be retuning next year. I must agree with the the parent comment from 9/06. This school is horrible. I am sure most of the new Admin. won't return next yr. Mrs. K. Liverman-

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
My son has attended since sixth grade and is now in the eigth grade. The extra curricular activities are great. The extra help is also great but it does nothing when it comes to what matters. The administration in this school is horrible. They teach toward state tests, they change children around without involving the parents and the children are worse as each year goes by.

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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
My son is in the Montessori Program at Mark Twain and we really think it is a good program. The teachers are very involved as well as the guidance counselors and assistant principal. There is always extra help offered if needed and their extracurricular activities are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2005
Mark Twain Middle is an okay school but it should improve greatly when they introduce the IB program next year or maybe sooner.

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July 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
The city of yonkers busses students from the inner city to the suburban schools and ships the suburban students to the inner city on 'magnet programs' These programs don't really offer anything they claim to be good but the school districts canteven score at an average level. The magnets are used just to impose voluntary intergration, which doesn't it just turns out to be an exodus of the middle class. This school is the Bronx Part II. Parents Beware

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Yonkers Montessori Academy
160 Woodlawn Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10704
(914) 376-8540
Last modified Yonkers Montessori Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Yonkers Montessori Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top