What is Montessori

At The Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca students ask questions every day – and find answers through the exploration of materials and in collaboration with peers.

The Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca, established in 1979, is a non-profit educational organization offering classes for 3 – 6 year olds, 6 – 9 year olds, 9 – 12 year olds, and 12 – 14 year olds. The school has a non-discriminatory policy regarding the race, religion, and national origin of its students and faculty.

The school is affiliated with organizations established to promote standards of excellence, including the American Montessori Society and the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association, and is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents (permanent charter).