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323 North 20th Street
Richmond, VA 23223

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(804) 447-7493
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November 20, 2015
Central Montessori has done a terrific job at cleaning up a dilapidated building. The finished product is a benefit to the neighborhood and will certainly raise property values! Thank you, Central Montessori, for your contributions to making the neighborhood overall a better place.

- submitted by a community member
Grateful to: School leader
November 12, 2015
Kudos to the staff, teachers, and head of this school. The two locations look so inviting and inspiring!

- submitted by a community member

November 12, 2015
Central Montessori has two locations, the infant program on East Marshall and the primary and up on North 20th. The Infant program has really brightened that once depressing corridor. The planters full of plants always cheer me up. The site on North 20th has a really neat solar tree house that is really inspiring. What great places!

- submitted by a community member

November 12, 2015
Both the infant/toddler program and the elementary school are staffed by caring and talented teachers. The grounds are lovely and geared towards education. The students are happy to share their love of learning. It is a breath of fresh air! We need more schools like this!!

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2015
Not talking about the school academically, but as a neighbor. When the school opened on East Marshall we were all delighted to have them in the neighborhood. However after several months we would rather have almost anyone else. During the renovation they constantly left building materials, nails etc. on sidewalk. Now on the Marshall St side the grass is at least two foot in some spots. Are they simply ignorant in the law that they are responsible for this area, (which I doubt) or simply don't care. The front planters that they built are a eyesore. This school is a disgrace.

- submitted by a community member

July 08, 2013
I love, love, love this school. I looked all around town and by far this is the best choice. I am so happy my granddaughter is there.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013
The administrator/owner wasn't truthful about not having space at the school for our children. She told us to apply for the upcoming school year after we visited and we did. We spent two hours on the applications and mailed the applications, we received an e-mail stating they didn't have space for 2013-14. However, the administrator sent my friend an e-mail stating they were only accepting Montessori families and we are coming from Montessori. We wouldn't have spent so much time on the process had we known that our applications wouldn't even be considered. We would have appreciated a straighforward & honest answer up front.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2011
Central is a wonderful full-day/ year-round Montessori school in Richmond, VA that is tailored for working parents. Tuition is affordable (no after school costs needed) and can be paid monthly. Admin costs are offset by parent volunteer hours. The school currently serves toddlers up to 3rd graders, with plans to create a 4-6 grade class. Teachers are certified and well-trained in the Montessori method. The school has a strong community and conservation focus. All children learn about proper nutrition and how to care for the environment. It offers a strong arts and science curriculum and students as young as 3 participate in a science fair each year. Older students often take field trips to the Science and Fine Arts Museums. Parent involvement is incredibly high. The kids play outside in an organic "outdoor classroom" for up to 2 hours each day. Piano lessons, girl/boy scouts, swimming lessons (at the YMCA during the summer months), and soccer are offered as extras. The staff and teachers are great and they truly appreciate and welcome parent involvement in their classrooms. My daughter started 2 years ago at age 3 and we will be keeping her there for elementary school.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2010
I always knew I wanted to send my son to montessori school, most schools were 2 days a week, 3 days a week or have day for his age. I needed a 5 day a week full day program. Central Montessori is an amazing 5 day program. It has a diverse student body. Students have an appreciation for learning, eating healthy food and respecting the earth. Parent information meetings are the icing on the cake. Parents and children volunteer together most weekend to improve the school. I strongly recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Central Montessori School
323 North 20th Street, Richmond, VA  23223
(804) 447-7493
Last modified Central Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-4
Central Montessori School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top