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Montessori Children's Center

Private | PK-K & ungraded | 70 students

We are best known for peaceful and kind environment.


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Posted March 7, 2012

We made a mistake sending our child here. There were many good things about the teachers from other grade level but not for our child s class. We e-mailed the Montessori Education and were told that the punishment that our child and his friends were receiving by his teacher were not a Montessori practice. A few of the students left the same year we did. We feel that this school (just from this one teacher s class) has not met our expectations of a nurturing environment as is practice by the Montessori system.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2011

MCC has been great for both of our children. They both have received an excellent foundation to their education. All of the teachers they have had have been superb! Both of our children love MCC. They love how they can have the freedom to learn by exploring. I highly recommend the MCC!!:)
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Posted February 27, 2011

We did stumble upon this gem of a school totally by accident. We have twins and we were not satisfied with the daycare we were getting -- afternoons sitting in front of a tv. We found that the MCC was less expensive than our daycare and the teachers were there for the duration. The teachers are bright and caring. The parents are involved quite a bit.
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Posted February 26, 2011

If you are looking for a true Montessori program that supports the whole child, this is the place! Both of my daughters currently attend MCC (since 2003). This is the way children should be taught. The skills, methods, and love of learning, are spot on for the development of children. Schedule and observation TODAY! You will be impressed and instantly see/feel the difference when you walk through the doors. You want to know more about Montessori Education? Confused about what it is? Check out these links to learn more. S. Ross-Davis
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Posted August 9, 2007

I had gone to MCC for all of my schooling career until I had to leave to go to high school. MCC provided me with a great education and prepared me for the real world. MCC allows you to learn at your own pace and work on what interests you. I personally started a school newspaper and pioneered the schools fort building project which was organized by fifth graders! While organizing the fort project I had to write large local companies to get funding; something no private school would ever have you do in the fifth grade. This school gives you a great grasp of fundamentals and will leave you ahead in almost any school you proceed onto. I would recommend it to anyone!
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Posted May 18, 2006

MCC is a little gem of a school. The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated and gifted, and the atmosphere is supportive. Both my daughters attend MCC and love it. I see progress every day. I are thrilled with the education my children are getting!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 6, 2003

My son is in the 2nd grade and has attended Montessori Children's Center since kindergarten. I wish I had found the school when he was entering preschool. The young childhood education there is excellent. All of the children work at their own speeds, which leaves them free to focus on areas which interest them and develop their own unique specialties (for example, one boy became quite the expert in geography by focusing on it for many of his readings and activities while sill doing reading, writing, and other subjects). My son thoroughly enjoys his class and the freedom he has to choose what activities and works he does during the day. The teachers keep the kids on track but work with the child's mood and interests day to day. They are caring, attentive, willing to work with parents, and open to parents being in the classroom and volunteering time to teach the children something new. I believe my son is receiving an excellent education for a reasonable price, and I plan to send my younger son there when he turns 3.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 77%
Asian 16% N/A
Black 5% 19%
Hispanic 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Alfred F. Remmers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMS


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

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  • Gardening
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  • Parent group formed to help with school activities
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  • Students at our school love learning. They are happy to come to school. Our preschool students are learning and preparing for what comes next, just like all of the students. We assess by observing students and are in frequent communication with parents in order to provide the best environment in which to grow and learn. We are especially proud of the peaceful and caring environment our community has created where all students are valued and safe.
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4369 Valley Pike
Dayton, OH 45424
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