Our multi-ethnic school is dedicated to the philosophy and methods that evolved with Dr. Maria Montessori's experiences of learning that began in 1907 in her original Casa dei Bambini.
Our program is a child-centered approach that helps build self-esteem and develop the whole child.
Our community of children, comprised of mixed ages from 2-6 years, is guided by respect as they work and play -- respect for themselves, each other, and their environment.
Our classroom experiences emphasize our teacher's role as facilitators who do not overpower the imagination and desire for creative exploration in our children. Montessori-trained head teachers allow learning to move along natural pathways which embrace the students interests and natural curiosity in five broad fields of learning: practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, and cultural.
An array of beautiful, sequenced materials occupies the shelves around the classroom. These materials range over all areas of the Montessori curriculum. Children choose their work by listening to their inner guidance, a process fully supported by our teachers and integrated with the wishes and needs of the other children.
Upon graduation from LGM many of our children continue on to some of the best schools in Brooklyn: Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn Heights Montessori and Brooklyn magnet schools.
Lefferts Gardens Montessori School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and other school-administered programs.