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Discover The Apple Difference

At Apple Montessori Schools, our infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs have been designed and refined over the last 50 years to encourage children to explore, discover, and reach their fullest potential.

For more than half a century, our well rounded programs have guided children to be more engaged, gain independence, and develop a genuine love of learning. By focusing on each child’s individual needs, our educators use these critical early learning years to empower each child on a path towards a lifetime of happiness and success.

Modern Montessori

Scientific research shows that Montessori children gain an advantage—academically, socially and emotionally. Our modern Montessori approach goes beyond the traditional Montessori philosophy. We have fused the core tenets of Montessori with today’s state-of-the-art learning tools and enhanced teacher training.


Curriculum Based

Unique phonics reading program
Foreign language and technology curriculum
Art, music/drama, and character development
Baby yoga, baby signs and food tasting
Multi-Sensory Montessori materials
FasTracKids e-learning enrichment
Apple Montessori Elementary School
STEAM curriculum

Beyond the Classroom

Live parent video monitoring of child’s classroom
Summer Program of learning and fun
Daily Swim Lessons offered in the summer by Red Cross certified lifeguards
Internal Expert Training Department providing staff development and training
After school extra-curricular activities
Parent partnerships, seminars and daily e-reports
Outdoor Time and Nature Experiences

“My daughter is graduating High School and heading off to MIT in the fall. We still talk about what a great environment Apple Montessori was for her. The teachers and staff were caring and nurturing, and she learned so much. When she went into public school for 1st grade, we really saw how much they taught her! […] I believe her passion for math started early, and Apple Montessori really fostered the individuality of learning.”

Lisa Z.

What sets Apple Montessori apart

How Apple Montessori differentiates itself from other school and care options.

Traditional Schools

Learning Centers

Apple Montessori Schools


Other Montessori

Teacher sets the pace in the classroom.
Teacher sets the pace in the classroom.
Teacher acts as the unobtrusive and calm classroom guide.
Staff led activities.
Teacher leads the class.
Pace defined by class performance.
Program structure defined by franchise.
Structured freedom provides space to develop at own pace.
Programs emphasize play.
Child sets own pace, limited structure.
Not uniform among schools.
Franchise-based, facilities vary by location.
Uniform quality across all locations.
Not uniform among schools.
Not uniform among schools.
Discipline based on teacher.
Discipline based on teacher.
Encourages self-discipline.
Discipline based on staff.
Encourages self-correction.
Same age groupings. On average, students have a new teacher each year.
Same age groupings. On average, students have a new teacher each year.
Mixed-age grouping. Students keep the same teachers and classmates over a three-year period.
Play happens in mixed-age groups. On average, students have a new teacher each year.
Mixed age grouping. Students keep the same teachers and classmates over a three-year period.
Prioritizes academics
Prioritizes academics
Whole-child focus. Prioritizes academic, social, and emotional development.
Focuses on play.
Individual child focus.
Most are closed during the summer.
Staffed seasonally.
Staffed by year-round, experienced, safety-certified teachers. Most locations offer daily swim lessons with Red Cross certified instructors or Splash Pads.*
Staffed seasonally.
Camp offerings vary.