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Westshore Montessori School

The West Side’s Premier Montessori School Specializing In
Early Childhood Development.

Early Childhood Specialists

As the west side’s premier Montessori preschool, specializing in early childhood development, Westshore Montessori understands the importance of a strong educational foundation. Lifelong learning skills, character development and independent thinking are the ABC’s of our program.

Multi-age groupings are the basis of the Montessori Method: younger children learn from older children, and older children reinforce their mastery of previously learned concepts by teaching younger children. This arrangement also imitates the real world where adults work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.

A Peaceful and Happy Environment

The beautiful, inviting and thoughtfully arranged environments at Westshore Montessori school embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.

Natural lighting, soft colors and uncluttered spaces set the stage for activity that is focused and calm.

Everything is where it is supposed to be, conveying a sense of harmony and order that both comforts and inspires each child to do their best, help their classmates and find the joy of learning.

What is a true Montessori Education?

Since 1966 Westshore Montessori school has helped families raise children who are confident, caring and excited to learn.

Here, the child is at the center of the learning environment and through careful observation the teacher helps him develop cognitively, socially and emotionally.

Our individualized approach with the use of concrete self correcting materials, reinforces learning through repetition and internal feelings of success.

Teacher with students - Westshore Montessori School

Our Programs

Your child will benefit from our experienced, caring, compassionate and dedicated teachers. You’ll be building a strong foundation that will facilitate your child’s entry into the (1st grade of the) public or private school of your choice. All of this is available to you for less than the cost of a typical daycare.

Parent Toddler

Age: 16mo – 24mo
Class Size: 6

An introduction to the Montessori classroom for the young child. This program is designed for children age 16mo to 24mo along with their parent, guardian or caregiver. Classes are one hour a week for eight-week sessions.


Age: 3 Years – 6 Years
Class Size: 24

The Primary program serves children age 3 to 6, preschool through Kindergarten. This program is a half-day Montessori program for preschool children and full day for Kindergarten. It is offered five days a week during the school year.


Age: 18mo  – 30mo
Class Size: 14

The Toddler program serves children ages 18mo to 30mo and, through Montessori methods, is designed to foster exploration, independence and facilitate the transition from a home to school environment. Two-, three- and five-day options are available. The program operates on a school year schedule (no classes in June, July, or August).

Before & After Care

Age: 3 Years – 6 Years
Class Size: 24

Before and After Care provides students the opportunity to participate in crafts, story time, outdoor play and indoor games which enrich their time in a loving, home-like environment.

News & Events

Early Dismissal noon on 12-20

December 20 @ 12:00 pm

At the outset of our winter break, we are having families pick up all Primary and Kindergarten children in the 12:00 car line. Please turn around in the parking lot next door if there is difficulty turning into our drive. There will be no afternoon Kindergarten classes and no AfterCare this afternoon. Everyone may get…

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No School: Winter Break

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Westshore Montessori will be closed From Monday, December 23rd to Friday, January 3rd for Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.

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Kindergarten Day

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Westshore invites all Primary students enrolling in Kindergarten for the next school year to explore an afternoon with our current Kindergartners. Pack a lunch and see what Kindergarten is all about!

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Parent-Child Night

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Rocky River, OH United States

Parents can see their children work through a lesson in their classrooms – come learn from YOUR child this Thursday!

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No School: MLK Jr. Day

January 20, 2020

Westshore will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Toddler Parent Visitation

January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020

Parents of our Toddler students will schedule a time to visit their child’s classroom and watch them learn! Make an appointment with the teacher for a time slot on the day your child attends class.

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No School: Teacher Professional Day, Presidents’ Day

February 14, 2020 - February 17, 2020

Westshore will be closed for students for a teacher professional day on Friday, February 14th. We will also be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 17th. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Evening Conferences

March 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Parent-Teacher conferences for Primary students will be held in your child’s classroom. Please schedule your 20-minute discussion with the classroom teacher.

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No Students: Morning Conferences

March 13, 2020
Rocky River, OH United States

Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place at Westshore from 8:30-12, and no classes will be in session on Friday. If you have not scheduled your conference, please contact the classroom teacher.

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Donuts With Dad

March 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Start your week with some donuts, juice and coffee in Westshore’s lower community room. Arrive at 8:30, drop off your child’s belongings by the classroom, and proceed down the stairs for a morning treat! Feel free to continue socializing after the children depart for class at 9:00.

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Spring Break

April 10, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Westshore Montessori School will be closed for Spring Break on Friday, April 10th, and will reopen on Monday, April 20th.

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Moms’ Tea

May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kindergarten moms and other special women in our lives will meet in the lobby at 1:00 for a formal tea event.

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Muffins with Mom

May 11, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Start your week with some donuts, juice and coffee in Westshore’s lower community room. Arrive at 8:30, drop off your child’s belongings by the classroom, and proceed down the stairs for a morning treat! Feel free to continue socializing after the children depart for class at 9:00.

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No School: Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Westshore Montessori will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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