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Children’s House Montessori of Cornwall 

                         18mon to First grade

Our Mission

CHM is a learning community where children are inspired to realize their academic, personal, and social potential to become global citizens. The historically proven Montessori education model supports the whole child, creates lifelong learners, and educates for peace. The resulting academic excellence is supported by a prepared classroom environment that inspires self-paced, individualized discovery and love of learning, as well as respect for self, others, and the environment.

Open Registration for 2024-2025 School Year

Children’s House Montessori of Cornwall (CHM), [sister school to Montgomery Montessori School] offers a Toddler program, “The Nook” for children from 18 months to 36 months and a Primary Program for children 3 years through 1st grade. CHM is a learning community where children are inspired to realize their academic, personal, and social potential to become global citizens.

Our Primary Program offers half (9:00am-12:00pm) and full day programs (9:00am-3:15pm).

We accept applications throughout the year, please feel free to contact us to begin your journey into the Montessori experience.

Our Approach 
​Innovative learning environment

  • Multi age classrooms

  • Small class sizes

  • Individual attention

  • Fostering independence 

CHM Embraces nature and community

  • Field trips and real world experts extend learning beyond the classroom

  • Mindfulness as an integral part of the curriculum

  • Grace and Courtesy 

  • ​Fun and enriching family activities to foster a strong school community

  • ​Spending a significant part of the day outdoors

Progressive Education

  • A learner-driven community /Follow the child

  • ​Learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems

  • ​Self-paced learning of reading, writing and math

  • ​Real-world projects of hands-on learning for 21st century skills

Parents Testimonials 

''Children's House has offered my child so much opportunity for growth, individually and communally. She has been able to grow up in an environment that nurtures her spirit, allows her to flourish at her own pace, and prepares her for the greater world around her.  I truly believe that Children's House has made my child a better participant of the world.  She loves learning, is respectful of other people and other spaces, and has been able to keep her independent light bright.  The best compliment I can give is seeing a group of CHM out in a playground or public space - each one of them is respectful, excited, and HAPPY. It's truly a wonderful place that allows children to flourish.'' 

- Ali Church 

"Since my children’s enrollment at CHM I have witnessed nothing but exceptional care, attention, and educational support for my little ones.
The classroom atmosphere is warm, welcoming, and nurturing. The team has displayed an incredible commitment to fostering a love for leaning. The interactive classroom set up at CHM invokes curiosity and encourages learning. This, coupled with the practical life lessons introduced at the school, has left my children eager to explore and learn more each day.
I am also grateful for the communication and parent involvement at CHM. The school organizes parent-teacher conferences, curriculum night and open houses that empower us as parents to play an active role in our children’s educational journey.
I enjoy seeing the priceless moments captured and shared with us, the beautiful crafts they brings home, and above all, the glimpse of the joyous experience my children have at CHM."

-Tiffany Marsh

“I am thrilled to share my impressions about my daughter's wonderful experience at Children's House Montessori in Cornwall, NY. Having completed three years, including her kindergarten year, at CHM, I can confidently say that this school has been a nurturing and transformative environment for her. The teachers at CHM are truly exceptional, displaying a level of care and dedication that has deeply impressed me. Their passion for Montessori education shines through in every interaction, and they have fostered a warm and inclusive atmosphere where my daughter felt valued and encouraged to grow. 

CHM’s high-quality program at has had a profound impact on my daughter's development. From practical life skills to academics, she has gained independence, curiosity, and a love for learning. Watching her blossom throughout her time here has been immensely gratifying as a parent. Not only does she now possess a solid foundation for academic success, but she also possesses empathy, kindness, and a genuine eagerness to explore the world around her. Thanks to the exceptional education and care she received at Children's House Montessori, my daughter feels academically and emotionally prepared for her transition to first grade. I couldn't be more grateful to the school's staff and community, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to any parent seeking an exceptional education for their child.”

Stephanie Fauver


A Toddler Class (18 months – age 3)
A Montessori classroom for toddlers safely supports your child’s drive to do things alone, developing confidence and a sense of competence. The environment is language-rich, with adults using proper nomenclature rather than baby talk so that the children are exposed to and develop a broad vocabulary...see more


PRIMARY EDUCATION: PreK-K (2.9 - 6 yo) The Montessori preschool classroom is a "living room" for children. Children choose their work from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves, and they work in specific work areas...see more

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