Montessori Schools: What are they and why Brooklyn parents should consider them

Jan 04, 2019 690

Greenpoint is receiving a new school — just not the one residents thought they were getting. While plans for a public school slated to be built near a toxic Superfund site have stalled, one resident is opening up a different type of institution in the neighborhood. Greenpoint Montessori, located at 288 McGuinness Blvd., is set to open its doors to the public on Jan. 2.

“I have been living in Greenpoint long enough to know that the neighborhood doesn’t have that many high-quality options,” Kat Walker, the school’s lead teacher and director, told the Brooklyn Eagle. “I am a true believer in the Montessori philosophy, and I have long dreamed of starting my own school, so it made sense to build a program here.”

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