Morningside Montessori School

Love and learning are two central elements of a happy and productive life. At Morningside Montessori, we want our students to love school and learning as well as to form valued and lasting friendships.

Morningside is a sunny, cheerful place with caring teachers and classrooms filled with colorful and exciting materials. It is also a community of families with diverse backgrounds who provide a wealth of interests, abilities and support to help our children get started on their lifelong adventure of learning.

Morningside Montessori School offers a small, secure, nurturing environment where children can explore their natural love of learning and take their first steps toward independence.

Our teachers and staff create an environment where each child can develop according to his or her own pace and interests. At the same time, they become part of a warm and supportive community of teachers, parents and other children.

Located on West 100th Street between West End Avenue and Broadway, Morningside occupies the entire sixth floor of the Temple Ansche Chesed building. It is composed of three sunny, fully-equipped classrooms housing a wide variety of animals, plants and interesting projects. These along with a spacious kitchen, bright, comfortable offices and a large rooftop playground provide a world of opportunities for learning and growing.

As well, we are located just two blocks from beautiful Riverside Park and have the vibrant Upper West Side neighborhood to explore, too.

Come visit and see for yourself!

Why preschool? Why Morningside Montessori? Join us for an information session on Dec. 2, and meet our team! RSVP to or 212-316-1555. Parent-only event. Lights refreshments will be served.

Meet the Director

Jorinda Moorhead holds two M.A. degrees from Teachers College, one in developmental psychology and the other in special education. She began teaching in public schools. Jorinda has been part of the MMS community since 1997, first as a parent and board member, then in 2003, as a teacher and program director until 2010. She has been the director since that time. Her personal interests include yoga, learning new languages, and raising her two sons.

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