West Side Montessori School

November 15, 2018 • New York, NY

Located in Manhattan, NY, Westside Montessori School strives to offer children an innovative program that combines key aspects of Montessori education with current child development research. Beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged classrooms reflect their core philosophy of respect for the child.
  • In this video, the directors explain how flexible and adjustable natural wood furniture supports their fundamental goals for whole-child education.

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    An intentionally prepared environment like this facilitates independent learning and exploration by the child.

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    The natural glow of maple furniture surrounds children with beauty all day long.

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    Long-lasting, durable furniture conveys respect for children - this shelf has been in use for over 30 years!

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    Mixed-age Montessori classrooms require adaptable furniture - these tables can be re-adjusted in seconds to serve different heights of children.

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    Natural wood furniture allows the Montessori materials to stand out and "sing".

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    MultiTables can be easily moved around and adjusted to allow for family style dining.

“What our children feel in the classroom is peace, simplicity, and a sense of excitement in the materials and experiences being offered. I think that children understand that environments should be beautiful and that we should maintain our environments.” Mimi Basso, Head of School, West Side Montessori School

Classroom Tables

These solid no-nonsense tables are designed to stay put while hosting the whirl of daily activity. Easy to clean surface is laminated on both sides with heat sealed edges to prevent warping.  Choose from adjustable (tool-free) or solid legs.

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Desks

An antidote to the standard institutional look, these desks invite children to learn, discover, and explore. Comes fully assembled, all you need to do is rotate the legs into place. Choose from solid wooden or adjustable (tool-free) legs.

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