Welcome to Battery Park Montessori, NYC’s only trilingual Montessori program and one of just a few in the world.
We are a warm, diverse and vibrant community of families dedicated to the internationally respected child-led Montessori approach.
In 2013, we launched in a beautiful riverside location in Battery Park City, with a view of the Statue of Liberty and tucked away among the trees. Our vision was to bring a world class early childhood learning center to the downtown New York City community while offering New York children a quiet and removed haven for peaceful, introspective learning.
We stand out among peer schools in the exquisite natural beauty of our school setting and our commitment to nurturing independence in children. We are also the only Montessori school in the city with an early childhood “maker space” and a fully functioning farm plot managed by our students.
We are proud to welcome families from every walk of life, across New York and worldwide. There are more than 20 countries represented among our students and numerous languages spoken. Because we are located near several large banks and other corporations, we have families from as near as Tribeca, FiDi, and SoHo and others who commute in from DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Jersey City!
But our program is only part of what makes us special. What we hear again and again is how warm and welcoming we are as a community, from our Admissions Team to our Parent Ambassadors. We treat every family “like family” and do our best to help each one find the right fit for their child. We believe there is a school for every child, and we want to do everything we can to help your family make the right choice.
Another unique feature of our school is that our founder, Dr. Jennifer Jones, remains involved in our growth and program development. Dr. Jones is a leader in the field of education with a passionate commitment to our school, plus the experience of having developed over 20 schools and having raised a child in New York City. Look for her at some of our tours and open houses!
Dr. Jones founded our school on eight pillars of belief about what makes a school exceptional. We encourage you to learn more about our pillars and join us for one of our upcoming events for prospective families to experience our program for yourself. We provide tours and open houses to give you a full sense of our classrooms and teachers.
Our Admissions Team is here and ready to help with whatever you need. Feel free to reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 235-2304.
We are all looking forward to meeting you and learning more about your own vision for your child’s education and how we can help you find just the right fit!
Anna Rita Pergolizzi-Wentworth
Head of School