Where are you located?
Meridian Montessori is located in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
What are your age requirements?
We accept children age 3 to 6 years. Occasionally, based on readiness and parent feedback, we accept children age 2.5 to 3. Beginning in 2022, students entering the preschool program must have previously participated in our toddler program or the parent-child class offered by our sister studio, Cincinnati Parent Child Center.
What kind of parent participation do you expect?
We view your child’s education as a collaborative effort; thus, parent participation is encouraged and expected. We ask parents to bring snack on a rotating basis and occasionally assist with other duties such as planning field trips. We hope parents will join us for events such as parent education nights, classroom celebrations and fundraising opportunities such as community markets. We also encourage parents to help create continuity in their child’s development and to maximize their child’s classroom experience by incorporating Montessori principles at home. Strong parental involvement is a key component of the Montessori philosophy and naturally fits our cooperative format.
Can you help me set up a Montessori nursery, toddler or preschool room for my child at home?
We welcome the opportunity to help you incorporate Montessori into your home or life as a whole.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for our preschool program begins at $275/month, significantly lower than other comparable programs. Please contact us for additional information regarding tuition and fees, including lunch bunch, multi-sibling discount and other options.
Are you “green?”
Through the introduction of chemical-free materials and nature as a classroom, Maria Montessori encouraged respect for the environment long before it became a global initiative. We’ve taken further steps to reduce our imprint by efficiently utilizing small spaces for meaningful learning. Rather than list all of our planet protecting choices, we invite you to arrange a visit and learn more about our history of sustainable educational design.
How do I know if Montessori is right for my child?
Parents are encouraged to arrange a visit to learn more about the Montessori philosophy and our integrative approach. As a community of Montessorians, we also welcome the opportunity to connect you with other families who have experienced the Montessori difference.
Does the preschool program follow the public school schedule?
We begin our regular school year just after Labor Day and end classes just before Memorial Day. Typically, all public school holidays are observed.
Do you offer a summer program?
We offer our preschool prep program during the summer months and focused camps at our sister studio, Cincinnati Parent Child Center.