Alcott is a preschool and special education program in Westchester County New York, founded in 1968 by Arlene Donegan, and has an outstanding history of providing high-quality early educational experiences for all young children in a Montessori environment. Our certified and experienced staff provide a responsive and engaging curriculum to meet each child’s interests and strengths, and to address any areas of weakness, in a nurturing classroom.

We strive to meet the developmental needs of every child and to provide support and education for our families. Our approach is based on the belief that a child learns best in a social environment which supports and respects their unique development. The Alcott School is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and the NY State Office of Children and Family Services.

The Montessori Method

Montessori classrooms are prepared learning environments designed with great care to allow children to be independent and successful as they explore each activity. The activities and equipment are designed to stimulate a child’s natural curiosity and creative abilities.  

Ours is a holistic approach to learning and development that has given thousands of children across Westchester County a quality start. We understand and respond to issues such as “school readiness” and developmental appropriateness. Read more about the Montessori Method.

Our Locations:

We have three locations in Westchester County, NY :
SCARSDALE CRANE ROAD: 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
FOX MEADOW 46 Fox Meadow, Scarsdale, NY 10583
DOBBS FERRY 535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522