Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get an application?
Go to our website to download an application form.

What is the application deadline?
May 15th.

What happens if I apply after May15th?
A late fee of $300 is added to your registration fee after May 15th.

Is there a registration fee?

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $285 (or $385 for foreign students).

When are tuition and fees due?
All tuition and fees are due by June 1st.   

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, CME|NY accepts most major credit cards.  Call the office at (914) 948-2501 to charge your tuition and fees.

Where is the summer program held?

The CME|NY summer institute is located on the beautiful campus of the College of New Rochelle (CNR), located in the heart of Westchester County, in New Rochelle, New York.  The College is a short train ride from New York City, and is an easy commute from New Jersey and Connecticut by train or car.

The Infant and Toddler Program is held at CNR during the 6-day summer kick-off and 6-day summer wrap-up. The rest of the classes are held on weekends from August-May, at the Montessori Children's Center in White, Plains, NY.  (There will be no classes in February)

What are the nearest airports?  JFK, LaGuardia, Westchester County Airport.
What is the cost for room and board?
Please see the Tution & Fees section of the website.

If I don’t want to stay in a dorm, where can I stay?
There are two hotels nearby, the Radisson Hotel or Marriott Residence Inn in New Rochelle, NY.  Of course, you could make plans to stay with a friend or relative.  Off campus students are considered commuters and are required to pay the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan.

I live near by, do I have to stay?
No, of course not. But if you reside off campus, you will be considered a commuter and will be required to pay the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan.

Is there parking on campus?
Ample parking is available on campus at the Wellness Center. There is no additional charge for parking, as it is included in the Facilities Fee.

What is the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan?
The Facilities Fee includes ID card, on-campus parking, access to class campus buildings, library, and Wi-Fi. The Day Meal plan consists of a declining balance meal card of $84/week for use for meals and snacks in the cafeteria and the on-campus Starbucks.  The cafeteria is open during the week; Starbucks is open during the week as well as weekends and evening. The meal card may be used for any meals, snacks, or drinks at these facilities. All Adult Learners are required to participate in the Day Meal Plan and are charged the Facilities Fee.

Adult Learners who select dorm accommodations at CNR will be charged additionally for a Dorm & Dinner Plan.

The Dorm & Dinner Plan is for Adult Learners who require residential dorm housing at the College of New Rochelle. Single or Double rooms are available.  An Additional $58/per week is added to the meal card. Dorm rooms are charged per day of occupancy.

What should I wear?
Dress is casual for all classes. Don’t forget to bring bathing suits for the beautiful in-door pool and work-out clothes for the gym at the CNR Wellness Center.  We are within walking distance of the Long Island Sound, and have walking, running and bicycle route maps for students who are interested in those activities. You may want to bring a sweater—classrooms are air-conditioned.   The dorms are not though, so be sure to bring a fan.

I don’t have an internship site, what should I do?
You’ll need an internship site to complete your training. If you don’t have an internship, call AMS to ask for information about schools looking for interns. We also suggest you make inquires with the Montessori schools in your area.

Can I bring my Parrot?
Sorry, no pets are allowed.

What are the class schedules?

We explore a tremendous amount of information in our programs in a relatively short period of time, so attendance at all sessions is absolutely mandatory. Plan to spend time in the evenings practicing in the environment or working on your albums.  Classes will not be held on July 4th.

Infant and Toddler: 

Year Round Infant Toddler Teacher Education schedule      2014-2015

The start date is June 23, 2014, Please come to the College of New Rochelle, in New Rochelle, NY for the first day: June 23, 2014

Summer kick-off at CNR 2014
Monday-Saturday June 23-June 28           9:00 – 5:00

Weekends during the school year (August - May)  

(No classes held in February)

Saturdays have a later start to enable out-of-towners extra time;
Sundays have an earlier start to enable out-of-towners time to return home;
Fridays start at 9:00 for observation MCC.

Summer wrap-up at CNR 2015
Monday-Saturday June 15-June 20, 2015           9:00 – 5:00

Schedule for Weekend Classes:

August 2014
Saturday, Aug 23
Sunday, Aug 24

No classes in September

October 2014
Saturday, Oct. 11
Sunday, Oct 12

November 2014
Friday, Nov 7
Saturday, Nov 8

December 2014
Saturday, Dec 6
Sunday, Dec 7

January 2015
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
Sunday, Jan 11, 2015

No classes in February

March 2015
Saturday March 7, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015

April 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
May 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
2015 Summer Wrap-up at the College of New Rochelle

Monday, June 15-Saturday June 20, 2015

Early Childhood: Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In addition to labs that are scheduled during the day, students are also required to attend practice labs, which are held after class hours. Attendance is also mandatory at two evening (6:00-7:30 p.m.) sessions.
CMSM School Management and Leadership: Classes meet Sunday through Friday. 

On Sundays the schedule is 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursday the schedule is 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
On Fridays the schedule is 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There are ample breaks for lunch and dinner. Evening sessions include individual and small-group focus meetings.

Center for Montessori Education|NY
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

914-948-2501 (p)
914-597-2779 (f)

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Please call to set up an appointment if you wish to meet with us in person.