MacDowell Montessori School promotes concentration, practical life and problem-solving skills as students apply knowledge in all subjects. At the K-8 level, classrooms are multi-age, combining the ages of 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-14.
Students integrate science, history, geography and the arts through lessons, projects and community experiences. Grade-school students must have had continuous previous Montessori school attendance to enroll in grades above K4.
Our high school program combines the Montessori philosophy with the International Baccalaureate program, which provides a rigorous curriculum for college preparation. MacDowell emphasizes the importance of productive community involvement and a humanistic worldview. Students with previous Montessori experience and/or IB interest are encouraged to apply for the high school program.