Montessori and International Baccalaureate are naturals together at Pine Street School. The basic elements of both programs complement each other seamlessly. Where the Montessori method engages a child’s genuine enthusiasm for learning, IB PYP takes that mindset and gives it wings – taking it out onto the global landscape.

The Montessori method is a child-centered education approach with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures worldwide. This approach values each individual child physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Pine Street School's Preschool areas are set up with materials for Mathematics, Language, Sensorial, and Practical Life learning. As students progress through Preschool and into Kindergarten our program shifts focus to the IB PYP's depth and academic rigor.

The goals of a Montessori education are to:

    • Foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers
    • Promote learning in an inquiring, cooperative, nurturing atmosphere through self- and teacher-initiated experiences
    • Support learning through the senses, by manipulating materials and interacting with others, leading to the abstract understanding of ideas


Pine Street School is a breath of fresh air educationally, experientially, and architecturally.

We've captured the daily moments that make our school exceptional to share with our community of family and friends.


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Anything can happen at Pine Street School. Check out our calendar to discover fun opportunities for your child to make their mark!


Evergreen: Our Blog

See how our students stay connected to nature in the big city.

We engage the inquisitive spirit for a lifetime and our vision for world change starts with your child.

Evergreen captures the essence and energy at Pine Street School with sneak peeks into classroom activities, community events and more. Find out what we're up to!


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Visiting Pine Street School

  • Tours for limited 2017-2018 seats by request
  • 2018-2019 admissions will open in September

Applying to Pine Street School

Application deadlines for the 2017-2018 school year have passed. However, families interested in mid-year transfers or new applications for Preschool through 3rd Grade should contact the admissions office.



Choosing a school is a big decision. One of the best ways to know if it’s the right fit is to get to know the community.

What kind of person you want your child to be when they grow up? What values do you want them to have? What can you do to awaken their passions and nurture their talents?

Your school community should reflect your values, so find out why families love Pine Street School.



Educator Profile

Michaela has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, and Psychology from New York University. Michaela believes a strong foundation of kindness, understanding, and genuine curiosity is essential for every classroom community.

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Margaret holds a B.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked for several years in acting, directing, teaching dance and drama, as well as arts program administration.

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