Director’s Welcome

Letter from Cathy Makropoulos, Director


Welcome to Montclare’s website!


Since our founding in 2000, Montclare has become one of the leading early childhood education programs on the Upper West Side and in Manhattan. We take great pride in our diverse and devoted community of teachers, administrators and families.  Tucked away in a beautiful landmark building, our students enjoy our exceptional facility which offers two gyms, a climbing-wall, a rooftop playspace, an art studio and a library.


Our teacher-guided curriculum focuses on the social-emotional, physical and intellectual growth of the whole child. Scaffolded by a traditional early childhood education, our program is enriched with field trips, music, movement, yoga, art, library and even filmmaking for our 4s!


Montclare’s dedicated teachers and administrators work together and with our children and their families to create the best possible learning environment for all of our students.


If you would like to know more about Montclare, I welcome hearing from you. It will be my privilege to tell you more about our wonderful school.




Cathy Makropoulos, M.A. Ed