Elm City Montessori

Elm City Montessori Magnet

2019 Open House Dates

Sat, March 2 10:00 am

Tue, March 5 5:30 pm

Thu, March 14 9:30am

All Open Houses will be at 495 Blake St. location

General Info

Address: 495 Blake St. New Haven, CT 06515 MAP

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-4100

Grades: PreK3 to 5th Grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

Principal: Julia Webb

Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes

Morning and Afternooon Extended Day Programs Offered




We are Elm City Montessori, where we partner with families to build independent learners.

Elm City Montessori School is a local charter school serving preschool through fifth grade students. We are proud to be New Haven’s first public Montessori school. Core to the Montessori approach is a focus on interactive, self-directed learning and hands on inquiry in thoughtfully-prepared multi-age classrooms that foster independence, creativity, critical thinking and leadership. Our developmental approach to education integrates math, science, language arts, geography and culture, art, music and the outdoors in a nurturing and academically rigorous environment that promotes life-long learning and helps each child reach his/her full potential.


How to Know Elm City Montessori is Uniquely Right for Your Child:

○ You are excited about the Montessori approach to education and want to be involved in a parent-founded school that is still learning and growing.

○ Fostering your child's decision-making skills and independence is important to you; you value individualized, child-centered, hands-on learning in a diverse community.

○ Your child will thrive in multi-age classrooms (ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12).



2019 Open House Dates

2019 Open House Dates

Sat, March 2 10:00 am

Tue, March 5 5:30 pm

Thu, March 14 9:30am

All Open Houses will be at 495 Blake St. location


Visit Us!

There is no better way to get a sense of who we are than to visit, so we invite you to join us for an open house, to make an appointment for a group tour on Thursdays at 9:30am in February and March or to request student shadowing (Grades 1-5 only). Group tours will alternate weeks between PK-K tours at 375 Quinnipiac Ave and Grade 1-5 tours at 495 Blake St. Contact Eliza Halsey to schedule a tour and/or student shadowing.



Eliza Halsey, 475-220-4100, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What our students are saying...

“When I came to this school, I unlocked my passion.”

- Cartier, Grade 4

We Provide

  • State-of-the-Art Schools

  • Free Transportation &
    Free Tuition

  • Free Preschool for
    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.


Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Office of Choice & Enrollment

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 475-220-1430 &

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