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.

  • BusyRoom Full View

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

  • room1 Full View

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

  • game Full View

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

  • Tables A Full View

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

  • shelftop Full View

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

  • lunch Full View

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

Tables A
“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

Hollow Blocks

Large muscles and imaginations are hard at work when your children build with these easy-to-grasp

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Classroom Tables

Elegant, sturdy table system with multiple choices of shapes and sizes.

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