At a Glance

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Enrollment

The school enrolls approximately 175 students from Enfield, Connecticut and the surrounding towns.

Grades

Toddler Program - ages 18 months to 3 years

Primary Classes - ages 3 to 6 years

Elementary Classes - ages 6 to 12 years (Grades 1 to 6)

Accreditation

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) which is the nation's oldest accrediting association, serving more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and American/International schools in more than sixty nations worldwide. It is characterized by a commitment to establishing and maintaining high standards for all levels of education (pre-kindergarten to doctoral level) within one association. Since 1990, it remains the only one of the nation's six accrediting agencies to promote collaborations for educational improvement beyond the region.  

Recognition

The Enfield Montessori School is a recognized AMI (Association Internationale Montessori) school (#1577). 

Affiliation

The Enfield Montessori School is a Felician Sponsored Ministry and as such follows the Felician Sisters’ Core Values of: Respect for Human Dignity; Compassion; Transformation; Solidarity with the Poor; Justice and Peace.


The Enfield Montessori School is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Hartford.


The Enfield Montessori School is not affiliated with any parish. Approximately 50% of our students are Catholic. 

The Montessori Method

An educational approach characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. The school aims not only for academic achievement, but for the total development of the individual person by developing his/her spiritual, intellectual, and physical powers.

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Head of School

Cliona Beaulieu AMI; M Ed; REAPS; appointed July 2011.

Faculty & Staff

Twelve faculty members with post graduate AMI Primary and Elementary Montessori Training lead a staff of twenty-nine, most of whom hold Masters degrees in their field. Additional specialists teach Spanish, art, recorder, violin, yoga, and physical education.

Average number of years with Enfield Montessori: 10 years

Programs

Montessori AMI Curriculum

Foreign Languages 

Music Instruction

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Yoga

Physical Education

Library

After School Programs (eg: Chess Club, Math Club, Theater Program)

After Care

No-School-Day Programs 

Summer Programs

Location

Nestled in the Historical District of Enfield, CT, the school picturesquely sits on 24 acres among many old homes dating back to the mid-18th century, on an intergenerational campus. The Enfield Town Hall museum as well as one of the oldest Congregational Churches in America can be found close by. The school presently serves 22 different communities in both Connecticut and Massachusetts including Enfield, Suffield, Somers, Ellington, Windsor Locks, Windsor, East Windsor, Bloomfield, Coventry, Manchester, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Springfield, Longmeadow, Agawam, and East Longmeadow. 

Financial Assistance

Approximately 28% of students receive some form of tuition assistance to attend EMS.

Hours

Toddler Partial Day - 7:45 am to 11:45 am 

Toddler Full Day - 7:45 am to 5:00 pm

Primary 3 & 4 year-old students - 7:45 am to 12:00 pm

Primary 5 year-old students - 7:45 am to  2:30 pm

Elementary (Grades 1 to 6) - 7:45 am to  2:30 pm


After care is available daily until 5:30 pm for all primary and elementary students unless noted otherwise.

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Governance

A Board of Trustees governs the school. Members are approved by Felician Services Incorporated. 

Non-Discrimination

The Enfield Montessori School, mindful of its purpose and vision to be a witness to the love of Jesus Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.