Welcome from Our Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Battery Park Montessori. I hope our website will answer your questions and provide you with a snapshot of our philosophy, programs, and community. I also hope that it will inspire you to take a tour and experience first-hand the attributes that may not transcend the Internet.

I invite you to come and see how our children thrive in a space prepared and guided by teachers that strive to meet the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of each child. Our teachers are all trained in the Montessori philosophy and method, have a deep understanding of childhood development, and possess a sincere love of and respect for children. Their warmth, positivity, and welcoming demeanor are palpable and they are undeniably exemplary role models for our children.

I also invite you to witness how our children work in a program which combines the time-tested Montessori Method with current brain and language acquisition research. As you watch our children joyfully buzz around the classroom, you will be left in awe at how they explore and question the world around them. You will see how our education encourages children to take their innate curiosity and develop the building blocks needed for a future where resourcefulness, initiative, global-awareness, and collaboration will be paramount to everything we do.

Lastly, I invite you to come in and see how our location enables our children to stay grounded in their natural environment. Battery Park Montessori’s neighborhood is one of a kind and our children are fortunate enough to be in harmony with nature every day - whether it be riding a tricycle on our patio which overlooks the Hudson or planting seeds at our local urban farm plot.

I hope you accept the invitation to see Battery Park Montessori in action. As we turn 10 years old, and plan for our next 10 years in an expanded facility, we welcome you to grow with us!


Anna Rita Pergolizzi-Wentworth
Head of School

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