We designed our space to feel warm, airy and filled with natural light. Soft suede curtains push back to allow all children to work in the setting of the Hudson River with the Statue of Liberty visible in the distance. All around the classrooms are views of the river and the theater of seasons, with spring blossoms, multicolored fall leaves, and big flakes of snow adding a serene magical quality to every day. Inspired by the beautiful schools of northern Europe, we kept the tones warm and natural and made of wood and simple, elegant design. Our treehouse beckons children inside for imaginative play, a shared story with a friend and a new perspective.
The patio space at Battery Park Montessori provides an exclusive space for our students to play and learn. Located on the waterfront side of our school, the students enjoy the safe, enclosed patio space to run, build, and garden. Teachers connect learning in the garden to the science curriculum throughout the year.
We are located in the heart of one of NYC’s most beautiful natural environments, right on the Hudson River and in a community where one can walk for over a mile without crossing a street. Our neighborhood is filled with grassy lawns, trees, and playgrounds. Plus, we are a short walk from Battery Park and the Urban Farm, where our students manage a plot of seasonal vegetables. Our curriculum derives from our location, and there is a constant focus on nature as a source of inspiration and learning. We go out in all seasons to learn from nature in the most exciting hands-on way possible.