Next Montessori Open House: WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th FROM 10 – 11:30 At Our Dobbs Ferry & Crane Rd Locations

The Alcott School is a Montessori preschool and a special education program in Westchester County, New York, founded in 1968 by Arlene Donegan.  Our mission is to provide all children with the opportunity to develop independence, an awareness of their own abilities, and a feeling of self-worth.
These objectives are met by providing developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural learning environments. Alcott School recognizes the important role that parent education, and support for the family, play in the development of young children. Alcott School is dedicated to  helping support the families enrolled in our programs.

Ours is a holistic approach to learning and development that has given thousands of children a quality  start. Our approach is based on the belief that a child learns best in a social environment which supports and respects their unique development.

Our certified and experienced staff provides a responsive and engaging curriculum to meet each child’s interests and strengths, and to address any areas of weakness, in a nurturing classroom.


Read more about the Montessori Method. _________________________________________________________________________

We have three locations in Westchester County, NY :

27 Crane Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 – 914 472-4404
46 Fox Meadow, Scarsdale, NY 10583 – 914 725-7551

535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 – 914 693-4443


The Alcott School is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and
The NY State Office of Children and Family Services.


 What Our Families Say About Alcott

I feel so grateful and lucky that my kids’ first school experience has been at Alcott. It is a warm, child centered, and peaceful  learning environment with exceptionally dedicated teachers. I know I will cry when our time here is over.
-Caitlin, parent of children in our Montessori program  ____________________________________
“After having two kids at Alcott for a total of 4 years so far, we feel really lucky to have landed here.”
– Crystal, parent of children in our Montessori and SCIS programs  ________________________________________ Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. ” That is what everyone at the Alcott School has meant to my son, me, as his mother, and our whole family. Thank you for your dedication, support and unconditional love.”
-Jessica M, parent of child in our Special Education Program _______________________________________ “Kidz Club is such a wonderful, fun program! The parent group is a safe and supportive environment for parents to share their concerns and receive helpful feedback and concrete advice. My 2 kids really benefited from their time at Kidz Club!”
-M.D., Irvington, NY, parent of children in our Kidz Club Program