School Details

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School

29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 365-9832

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-3 193 students 6 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School is a private elementary school in North Hills. The principal of Our Lady of Grace Montessori School is SR. KELLY QUINN. 193 children attend Our Lady of Grace Montessori School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Our Lady of Grace Montessori School is 6:1. Shelter Rock Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Hispanic 3% %
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Our Lady of Grace is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. The nurturing environment and montessori method of teaching allow the children to learn effortlessly and at their own pace. The ability of the children to make choices about their work learn through helping others and self correct their mistakes makes learning more meaningful fun and relaxed. It is amazing to see how the children respect others and behave nicely. Alumni of this school always talk about it very fondly saying it was their best school years. This school is truly a gift to a child.

  • (10 months ago)

    I could not have chosen a better school for my 3 children. After researching many preschools 7 years ago I fell in love with Our Lady of Grace Montessori School. It offered a home away from home atmosphere with not only an academic and spiritual focus but also an emphasis on personal growth in all areas of development. They instill a sense of accountability self respect and respect for their peers that will last a lifetime. This is all done in the most caring and nurturing environment thanks to the amazing teachers and the leadership of Sister Kelly Quinn. My 3 children all completely different personalties who have attended or do attend OLG have each thrived in all areas of development in this atmosphere. I believe if you are reading this and are looking for a sense of comfort for you and your child (ren) while still providing a strong academic base you need to look no further. Go visit and observe and you will fall in love instantly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our Lady of Grace Montessori School is a beautiful and nurturing school. I have 3 children that attend there this year and I couldn't feel more blessed. The academics are fnatastic. I love how the curriculm builds on a childs strength and works on their weaknesses. OLG is a very special place where the children are taught how to be independent and with that they become confident little people. If you have a chance to send your children to this school you must take it! I just wish it didn't end in 3rd grade.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hands down the best school in Manhasset! OLG is well run with wonderful experienced caring teachers and a diverse student body. Both programs (PreK-K) and (Grades1-3) are top notch. OLG offers a wonderful balance of Montessori and traditional academics and they also provide all with students a beautiful spiritual foundation. The school and parents league offer lots of opportunities for families to connect outside of school at events all year long.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our Lady of Grace Montessori is the best school for our son. It is challenging well-run and above all the most loving environment for a child. My son is so confident and loves to go to school each day. They advance him in his studies as appropriate so he is always challenged and never bored. This is the fourth year in this school and we are thrilled to be a part of it!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am 24 years old and was told about my experience here by my parents. Unfortunately I do not personally remember my time here it was during my pre-school days. My mother recalled me being very angry when she would come pick me up each day. My father decided to watch me one day with the head nun behind a one-way mirror and saw that I had shut myself off from the rest of the kids (very unusual for a kid my age). It became apparent that this place was not for me. I switched to another pre-school (which I am not here to promote) after about 4-5 months being at Our Lady Grace and after the first day there my whole demeanor changed. I was a very happy full of life kid (as most kids are at that age). It was apparent that Lady of Grace Montessori was not for me. Whether I did not fit in or whatever is unclear to me but please do not let this happen to your child. It took my parents 4-5 months to get me out of there to an environment where I was truly happy. Make sure this is not happening to your kid. Thank you.

  • (3 years ago)

    Absolutely LOVE this school. The Principal is Awesome. The Teachers are beyond exceptional. The Atmosphere is LOVING KIND Gentle. They really get to know who the Child is and respects them for who they are. They are patient and truly encourage the children to Challenge themselves. Four Children who have and are attending the School. Your Child Will LOVE this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    "If your child doesn't start off @ this school from the age of 3 forget about it ." I understand your fustration and I am sorry you did not get into the school. But the long wait list is just a sign of how wonderful this school is. You can always try St. Mary's Elementary down the block in Manhasset as your back up -- there is never a wait list there. In fact I think they just changed their pre-K and K hours this year to stem the flow of students to OLG.

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  • (5 years ago)

    We have three children and only our youngest attended this school for six years. One of our regrets as parents was not being aware of Our Lady of Grace for our older children. Our youngest child thrived in the OLG environment. The school is set on beautiful grounds has extremely warm and dedicated teachers and the most supportive and involved parent community we have ever experienced. With our three children and our moving we have been through eight different schools. OLG is by far the best in terms of providing a warm and comfortable place for your child to learn and also offering an excellent education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I started out in the school with my oldest child beginning at 3 years old and now have three kids in the school. I can honestly say i've been in the school for the last six years and could not imagine a more wonderful place for children to learn and grow. The teachers and the principal especially are just wonderful people who truly care about the well being and education of my children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has LOVED school ever since transferring to OLG 3 years ago. Everyone from the principal to all the teachers and staff is nurturing to each child's needs. The students are made to feel comfortable and therefore able to learn with confidence and soar in their individual abilities. The principal and teachers are also very accessible to parents. Couldn't ask for better.

  • (5 years ago)

    A wonderful school learning atmosphere is everywhere in the school. Teachers are nice staffs are friendly system are excellent for children principle is the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    The children and their parents absolutely LOVE Our Lady of Grace Montessori School. Not a morning goes by that you don't see a child jump off the school bus and greet the principal or a teacher with a smile and a hug or a high five! OLG is truly a special place.

  • (7 years ago)

    If you are looking for a school where each child is loved and respected as the individual that he or she was created to be look no further. Oh and the academics are first rate. The teachers know that even the three year olds are capable of learning complex concepts and the materials are so amazing that they do learn so much without ever realizing it.

  • (7 years ago)

    A wonderful school where children in nursery thru third grade start the foundation for a confident child with a love of learning all provided in a nurturing cathlolic montessori school. The only Catholic Montessori school on Long Island. Parents become very involved in functions held at the school. From the pumpkin patch in the fall to the Easter festival in the spring the parents and children have many social opportunities which is wonderful. The Christmas shows put on by the children are priceless. The principal is an amazing woman who understands the needs of each and every child. My only wish is that the school would continue past third grade. The schools classrooms under true Montessori fashion are set up to help the child needing more attention and to encourage the child that needs more challenging works. Nothing is like Our Lady of Grace.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended this school from pre k- 3rd grade. When I look back on it now I miss those good old days. Now a 7th grader I still frequently visit and volunteer there because I love that place.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school wonderful principal but does not have capability to provide services if the child is in need of them

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides an excellent academic foundation. It is a nurturing secure environment where children can develop in several areas not only in academics (languages math sciences etc.) but also in practical life skills. It gives one a strong sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Children also learn how to respect themselves and others. A Wonderful Place!

  • (9 years ago)

    If you are a PTA kind of parent your child will thrive here. If you prefer helping your child at home rather than being vocal and omnipresent with the teachers you should probably look for another school. A very clique country club oriented school.

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