​​​​​Greetings Family, 

I am excited, grateful, and honored that you are interested in joining our village.   I know that finding a preschool can be a daunting process, particularly in New York City.   It is my pleasure to serve my community, and I strive to provide high quality early childhood education in a safe, warm, nurturing environment.  I hope that you discover that Seneca Village Montessori School is a place where your children will be accepted, loved, and appreciated. I look forward to getting to know each child, as we grow together each year. 

As a school, our concern is for the total child. Our program is designed to provide children with the opportunity to gain pride, sense of self, and self-acceptance.   We also strive to maximize their creative potential, and to promote social development.

Seneca Village Montessori is the very first school of its kind!! We combine the Montessori Method of teaching and an African Centered approach to learning. Our preschool is open to children between three and six years of age, who will benefit from a program that that is committed to instilling a love of self, and a love of learning.

Here at Seneca Village Montessori, we truly believe that "it takes a village to raise a child", so over time we hope that the parents, teachers, and children form a close alliance, benefitting each child in our school.

As your educational director, my greatest joy is found in assisting and shaping the lives of children.  There is nothing more rewarding than to witness a child’s confidence and intellectual maturity grow.

I am looking forward to partnering with you in this journey.

Asante sana,
Mama Sharifa Hodges, MsEd 

Message from our director....

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