Launched in August 2014, Elm City Montessori School is New Haven’s first public Montessori school, serving preK-8th grade students. Core to the Montessori approach is a focus on interactive, self-directed learning, and hands-on inquiry in multi-age classrooms that foster creativity, critical thinking, and leadership. Our school is rooted in Dr. Montessori’s vision of social justice. We are committed to building an Anti-Biased and Anti-Racist (ABAR) institution in partnership with staff, families, children, and our city. Our developmental approach integrates core academic subjects with the arts and the outdoors in a nurturing and academically rigorous environment that builds towards a more just world. We will serve 300 children in the 2022-2023 academic year.