Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 17:22
Where do I get an application?
Go to our website www.cmteny.com to download an application form.
What is the application deadline?
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 $275 (or $375 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 September-May, at the Montessori Children's Center in White, Plains, NY. (There will be no classes in February)
Our Early Childhood Satellite is held at Christoppher Academy in Westfield, NJ, with courses during the school year, over a two year cycle.
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.
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 $80/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 $55/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 2013-2014
We moved the opening day to June 24, 2013 (as some people are still enrolling!) Please come to the College of New Rochelle, in New Rochelle, NY for the first day: June 24, 2013
Monday-Saturday June 24-June 29 9:00 – 5:00
Weekends during the school year (September - May) at MCC
(No classes held in February)
Summer wrap-up at CNR 2014
Monday-Saturday June 16-June 21 9:00 – 5:00
Schedule for Weekend Classes:
Friday, Nov 1 9:00-5:00 (Observations at MCC)
Saturday, Nov 2 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday, Dec 8 9:00-5:00
Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 10:00-6:00
Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 9:00-5:00
There will be no classes held in February.
Saturday March 1 10:00-6:00
Sunday March 2 9:00-5:00
Friday April 4 9:00-5:00 (Observations at MCC on Friday)
Saturday, May 3 10:00-6:00
Sunday, May 4 9:00-5:00
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.
Elementary: Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 6-9 students will be required to attend a weekly evening lab 6:00-8:00 p.m. 9-12 students will be required to attend two weekly evening labs 6:00-8:00 p.m. A schedule will be available on the first day of class. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions: all classes, evening labs, supervised practice sessions and the field trip.
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.