School Details

Kid Esteem Montessori School

175 South 11th St, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
(631) 226-3066

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Private Grades PK-5 80 students 6 student/teacher

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About this school

Kid Esteem Montessori School is a private elementary school in Lindenhurst. The principal of Kid Esteem Montessori School is MARYELLEN MORAN. 80 students attend Kid Esteem Montessori School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Kid Esteem Montessori School is 6:1. West Gates Avenue School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% %
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son and I recently visited the Kid Esteem school. We sat in the second grade class and instantly fell in love with the teacher and the school. It felt like such a fun safe and relaxable environment for my son to learn in. The teacher stood out to me the most. She was so genuinely nice and very natural when she was speaking to me. I am eager for my son to be starting in the fall.

  • (6 months ago)

    My granddaughter is in kindergarten and also attended the preK program here. They are a fantastic school! The staff is so caring of everyone that walks threw their front doors. They provide a hands on approach for the different curriculums smaller classes more one on one help if needed. Green and Global Consciousness.

  • (7 months ago)

    Kids Esteem has been a great experience for my daughter who attends their Pre K program. The teachers are excellent and nurturing and the entire school community is so warm and accommodating. My daughter struggled with going to school initially so when it came time to move her from a 3 hour day to a 5 hour day I was concerned. The school suggested we elongate her day an hour at a time and give her room to acclimate. Then add the second hour when she was ready. I was so appreciative that they were willing to be flexible and accommodate the needs of my child. It worked wonderfully.

  • (7 months ago)

    KID ESTEEM is in my opinion the most caring and strongly structured education for my child. My daughter is benefiting from the low ration per student to teacher which gives the teacher the opportunity to work one on one and provide each and every student different reading material etc based on the potential of the student. The staff is nurturing and caring and most of all safety is top notch. I highly would recommend Kid Esteem for any parent looking for the highest quality of education in a family setting

  • (7 months ago)

    This is our first year at Kid Esteem and we could not have been happy. They are such a nurturing loving and caring group of teachers and dedicated staff. My daughter is excited to learn each day and always walks out with a big smile. We look forward to many more years with Kid Esteem!!!

  • (7 months ago)

    My son is in his second "preschool" year with this school and my husband and I couldn't be happier with the school or with his progress. Our older child went to public kindergarten and my younger son has already surpassed that curriculum at Kid Esteem at 4 years old. The first thing we noticed about this school is that the teachers and staff genuinely care about all of the students and they really get to know them on an individual level. Dr. Lee's lessons on emotions have helped our younger son in so many ways as well. He can actually verbally express what's bothering him instead of throwing a tantrum. And he'll tell you exactly what emotion he's feeling (frustration anger excitement etc.) which has helped the whole family. They cover more than reading and math. They encourage socializing give nature classes teach life skills (child-sized ones) and offer other things like yoga and basic sign language. We would highly recommend this school for all parents looking to give their children a well-rounded and excellent education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very happy here. My children have totally different personalities and have really matured and learned how to be excellent readers and love to learn. Lots of interactive class room time. Small classes they know the kids really well and what excites them. Many types of Art nature and social problem awareness along with class lead resolutions which you don't find emphasized much in larger schools. Classes are limited so there can be a wait. But its worth it for the personalized attention.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter is currently a third grader in the kid esteem montessori school. The teacher my child has is fantastic! She is working wonders with my daughter! I can see that the teacher invests a lot of time in her teaching both in and out of the classroom. We are immensely proud of our daughter and we would love to thank her teacher for all her hard work too!! Thank you!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter began here in Sept 2012 as a 3rd grader. She had such poor elementary school learning experiences in both public school and another private school that she had severe school-related anxiety. That ended when she began at Kid Esteem. She is flourishing there. The teacher is engaged and engaging. The whole staff works cooperatively to provide the best education experience for each child. The teacher and directors are also willing to listen and respond to my questions concerns and/or comments. No matter what your child's school needs little or many this school is fabulous!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son started in February since we didn't like the preschool my son was previously attending. My son had no problem adjusting and was welcomed with open arms. This school is everything and more than what I expected. My son loves going everyday and has learned so much! The teachers are amazing and most of all patient; you can tell they really care about your child which is very important to me. I would recommend this school to anyone!

  • (2 years ago)

    Recently purchased MSL is now called Kid Esteem Montessori School. The school is run by Marianne & Lee Chasen certified teachers and licensed creative arts therapists. They promote social and emotional learning in addition to the NY Standard Math Spelling Social Studies ect. Each child feels special as soon as they walk in the door. What a great school. We LOVE it... Please check it out. It is really worth the investment in your children development as student and as part of our community. The best kept secret in Long Island NO MORE. This is simply the best. The dedication to the individual child is amazing. We just start at this school year 2011-2012 year & we have not been disappointed. I have a 6yr child that love to go to school and is excited to going to the 2nd grade at Kid Esteem Montessori. That kind of request speaks volumes. We are so happy with this school and feel this is one of the best schools on Long Island. We are grateful we found it.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son started this September with pre-k. We have been very pleased with his progress. Academically he is right where a 4 year old should be. What we've found interesting is that emotionally he seems to be very in tune with his feelings and does a very good job of expressing himself. I know this is because of the school and particularly what Dr. Lee does with the kids. I would highly recommend the school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Simply 'the best' school I could have chosen for my 6 yr old. Bravo to the staff. She's doing an amazing job in all of her classes she's grown soooo much as a person since she began at the school. I have no complaints at all!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Their dedication to education is exemplary. They take every student every task every day seriously and yet it's not burdensome for the kids. My daughter loves her 'work' at monetssori of lindenhurst. The management of the school is beyond dedicated. I can't say enough about it- am available for reference should anyone want to contact me! -sheila jewels

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been in MSLfor 5 years. He started in Pre-K at 3 years old. Now in 2nd grade we are so pleased at his progress. He reads at a higher level than others in his grade attending different schools.He loves going daily. He gets Spanish weekyl as well as art. I believe he is in a well balanced school program.I would recommend MSL of Lindenhurst to any Parent looking for a fundamentally strong environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started MSL in Sept. '08 before she even turned 3 years old. We are speechless as to how much she has learned. She really likes her school especially her teacher. I am an eye doctor and few months ago I was examining her eyes on the letter chart and she read all of the correctly from top to bottom and that was so wonderful to see. I cannot list here all the things she has already learned but I can tell you she is definately ahead of many other 3 year olds. The best thing about MSL is all the kids learn at their own speed. We are so happy with this school and feel this is one of the best schools on Long Island and the City. We are greatful we found it.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have enjoyed having our daughter in MSL Kindergarten 2008-9. The classroom is quiet safe and conducive to learning in an independent manner. Our daughter is challenged according to her ability in all subjects including math science geography and reading and so is motivated to do well. She enjoys the arts and crafts and many educational songs in English and Spanish as well as teaching the younger children. We are pleased the school serves only healthy snacks and the kids go outside most days. Our daughter has become more independent and self-confident and has learned many things!

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children attended pre-school at MSL and I believe they both entered kindergarten ahead of the game. By the end they were both beginning to read and write! The children in the classroom range from pre-school to kindergarten and it helps the younger to learn from older and the older to serve as role models. The teachers are nurturing and caring and actually TEACH the children! The environment lends itself to independence as they are free to choose their 'work' and finish and return it. Overall MSL is a great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest spent 5 years at this school my middle child is in her 5th year (2nd Grade) and my youngest is getting ready to start. This school has helped them become independent self motivated socially interactive and love school (and reading). My children have established a solid foundation they will have forever. My oldest is now in an advanced program in his public school and is well rounded in sports and other activities. His transition from this school to public school was completlely seemless. The small classrooms and the fabulous teachers provide an incredible environment for your children to learn and grow. My 2nd grader recently completed a project on a state and had to present it to the class. When she recited this presentation at home we couldn't believe her confidence and understanding she had of the material. They provide Spanish Art and gym.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is currently a kindergarten student at MSL and he has completely transformed from a reluctant and unenthusiastic learner to a self-motivated confident and eager student. Not only has he begun to read and write and do multiplication but he has loved doing it. His greatest lesson was learning to love to learn which is an invaluable lesson he will have for life. The dedicated staff has also managed to impart compassion and kindness that he now displays towards others. Sending him to this amazing school was the best decision our family has ever made.

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