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Founded in 1958, Whitby School is America’s longest continuing Montessori school and birthplace of the American Montessori Society.
Founded in 1958, Whitby School is America’s longest continuing Montessori school and birthplace of the American Montessori Society. It is the only American school accredited by both the American Montessori Society and the highly regarded International Baccalaureate for pre-K to grade 8.
Whitby students come from 33 towns in Fairfield County and Westchester counties, with 40 countries represented, as well as over 15 languages.
The school is recognized for a proven, exemplary academic program taught by highly trained, experienced and passionate faculty, with a low student-faculty ratio that ensures tailored, individual attention
World Languages are integral to curriculum with Spanish taught beginning at age 2, plus Chinese and French. Extensive Music and Visual and Performing Arts programs are offered along with opportunities to participate in robust team and intramural sports, plus a wide variety of after-school enrichment activities.
Whitby features modern facilities: gym, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, plus Performing Arts Center, state-of-the-art technology with Smart Boards, Mac laptops, iPads and numerous online programs complementing in-class and at-home learning.
The school inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. Whitby follows the child’s developmental stages to provide the most effective teaching approaches, respecting and encouraging each child’s innate curiosity about the world.