Malta Montessori School

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  • Welcome to Malta Montessori

    The Malta Montessori School was established in 2006 and has experienced much growth as our program and children have aged. Malta Montessori currently enrolls children from the ages of 18 months to 12 years for children between Toddler Class and 6th Grade.  We strive to provide a beautiful, stimulating, caring and enriching learning environment where children will have every opportunity to learn to the best of their abilities. Potential parents can call or email to set up an appointment and come see first-hand how the Montessori philosophy of education provides a unique hands-on learning experience.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are the teachers specially trained?
    Our lead teachers have a minimum of one year’s Montessori training beyond the bachelor’s degree. Our school also holds an AMS Full Membership.
    What is AMS?
    The American Montessori Society (AMS) is a non-profit education society founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their potential through the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. This includes the following: developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing conferences and symposia, and promoting all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.
    What does the Montessori experience do for the child?
    A Montessori Education helps create children who are problem-solvers who can make appropriate choices, manage their time and work well with others. Montessori children exchange ideas and work freely. They have learned to work both independently and in groups and have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age.
    What happens when children go from a Montessori class to a conventional class?
    Most Montessori children adjust easily to new classroom situations most likely because they have a high degree of self-discipline and independence developed in the Montessori class and because of the nature of adaptability in young children.

    Our Faculty at the Montessori


    Kerry Brader – Head of School

    The Malta Montessori School which was established in 2006 is owned and operated by Kerry Brader. Kerry received her AMS Montessori Early Childhood Certification in 2004 after completing her training at the Center for Montessori Education/ NY. Previous to that Kerry was a Middle School and High School Social Studies Teacher after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in 1997 and Master’s Degree in 1998 from the State University at Albany.

    Krista Chiovoloni

    Krista Chiovoloni

    Krista Chiovoloni is currently the Head Teacher for the Children’s House classroom here at Malta Montessori School. Krista graduated Magna Cum Laude from Nazareth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She completed her Montessori Certification for Early Childhood 3-6 year olds, from the Northeast Montessori Institute. Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Education from Endicott College. Her interests include snowboarding and rock climbing with her three children.

    Meghan Stiehler

    Meghan Stiehler

    Meghan Stiehler is an assistant teacher here at Malta Montessori. Prior to moving from Maine to Saratoga Springs in June of 2010, so she could be closer to her family, Meghan spent many years working with children in a multitude of settings. She co-founded and taught at a full day private preschool, worked as a teacher in a multi-age classroom and cared for children in home and camp settings. Meghan holds a degree from West Virginia University. Outside of school, Meghan enjoys spending time being active, whether it be walking with the dog or working in the yard. She is excited and honored to have the opportunity to join the Malta Montessori family.

    Hyejin Won

    Hyejin Won

    Hyejin holds master’s in early childhood education from University of Missouri St. Louis. She received her primary Montessori certification from Chesterfield Day School in 2005. She has joined the staff of Malta Montessori since 2011. Prior to joining Malta Montessori School, she served as an assistant teacher at Children’s of Promise for three years in St. Louis, MO. She also holds Teacher’s License certificated by the Ministry of Education in South Korea. Hyejin is currently the Head Teacher for one of our Children’s House classrooms here at Malta Montessori School.

    Sarah Ewing

    Sarah Ewing

    Sarah Ewing joined the faculty of Malta Montessori in September 2012 as the lower/upper elementary classroom Assistant Teacher. Sarah graduated from Buffalo State College with a BA in Elementary Education and is NYS certified to teach elementary 1st-6th grades. She also holds a Master’s degree in Literacy from the College of Saint Rose. In the summer of 2013, Sarah began her certification training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education to become a Montessori Lower Elementary Teacher. Sarah is currently completing her internship year at Malta Montessori School while co-teaching in the elementary classroom.

    Katy Porcelli

    Katy Porcelli

    Katy Porcelli first joined Malta Montessori as the aftercare teacher in September 2012, she then spent the summer assisting the camp program and is now a Children’s House assistant teacher. Katy received her degree in art education from SUNY New Paltz. Post graduation she lived in the Boston area working as the Co-Director of a childcare center. Katy also has a background assisting in an integrated preschool environment as well as teaching private art classes. Katy fell in love with the Montessori approach of education while nannying for two Montessori preschoolers. She saw first hand the joy, love of learning and sense of curiosity their education nurtured.

    Jason Weinsburg

    Jason Weinsburg

    Jason Winesburg teaches the elementary classroom along with Sarah Ewing. Jason holds a Masters in Education from Loyola University and an undergraduate degree in English. He has held his Elementary 6-12 AMI certification for four years. Jason is also a former Montessori student, attending Green Valley School in Pembroke, NH. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, music, and literature. Jason is excited to join the Malta Montessori team and work alongside a wonderful group of students and staff.


    Admissions Process

    1. Application- Download an application or you may call (518.633.1971) or email us to have one mailed to you.

    2. Parent Interview- An interview will be set up with the parents and the head of school as an informal way to get acquainted and share information.

    3. Student Interview- Children will be introduced to the Montessori classroom materials and be allowed to explore the environment. Students will be informally assessed by the teacher.

    4. Enrollment- Placement is left to the discretion of the Head of School. Once the child has been accepted parents must fill out the enrollment contract and health information as well as a non- refundable $500 tuition deposit within 30 days.

    Request More Info

    To Request more information on Malta Montessori click here.

    Daily Schedule

    A.M. Half Day Children’s House 8:30-12:00
    P.M. Half Day Children’s House 11:45-3:00
    Full Day Children’s House 8:30-3:00
    Elementary 8:30-3:00
    Before School Care Beginning at 7:30
    After School Care End of Class to 5:30

    Financial Assistance Policy

    While the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints influence financial assistance decisions, the Malta Montessori School is committed to making grants available to as many eligible applicants as possible. In an effort to make the process fair to all, Malta Montessori considers the following when making award decisions:

    The primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests with the family.

    Both parents are expected to contribute to tuition. If a parent chooses not to work, Malta Montessori imputes an annual income for a non-working parent.

    In the case of divorce or separation, Malta Montessori requires both parents to file an application for financial assistance. The Malta Montessori School is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent’s responsibility for educational expenses.

    Malta Montessori believes a family should invest in their child’s education before elective expenses, for example, secondary home ownership, club memberships, and expensive car leases/purchases.

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