• Petitioned City of New Haven Board of Education

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City of New Haven Board of Education

Create a Public Montessori School in New Haven Now!

    1. Petition by

      New Haven Parents


New Haven's children need access to schools with learning environments and curriculum that meet their needs and those of their families, and that offer them the best chance to learn to their full potential.

We urgently need more schools that meet this standard.

A Public Montessori school would broaden education choices for families and help reduce the need for overflow elementary schools.

The Montessori educational model emphasizes consistency, order, and empowerment with a "whole child" approach. 

Montessori schools exist in more than 400 public school systems across the United States, including three thriving Montessori schools in Hartford, CT.

Establishing a parent-backed Public Montessori school within the New Haven Public Schools would expand choice, increase the number of rigorous programs available, and reduce the dramatic overflow burden facing our public schools in the elementary years.

We, the undersigned, ask the New Haven Board of Education to open a Montessori school by the fall of 2013.



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alissa Levy REDLANDS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is important to provide the children of New Haven, and every school district, with the opportunity to experience an education consistent with their developmental needs. Montessori is "Education for Peace".

    • Hope Stevens NEWTOWN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Would love more school choices in CT.

    • Kate Cebik NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      A Montessori option would be a great addition to the education choices for New Haven! Please help us allow all children to have access to an education that provides a good match for their learning needs.

      • over 1 year ago

      We are relocating to New Haven and a Montessori public school will be an amazing option for us.

    • Celeste Yang NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      I just signed my daughter up for a private Montessori school in Milford. I'm not looking forward to the 20 min commute each way. I would prefer to have her in a Montessori school right in the neighborhood where her classmates are in our own community.


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