Morningside Montessori School

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Morningside Montessori School is a blended Montessori school on the Upper West Side for children ages 2-6. Founded in 1971, MMS is celebrating its 50th year of love and learning. Our Mission: Guided by the Montessori philosophy and best practices in early childhood education, together we nurture children into compassionate, independent, lifelong learners. Online application at School tours now through February. Email 212-316-1555.

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.