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Montessori of the South Bronx 

Our Story


An exceptional learning experience in the South Bronx

Founded in 2017 with the support of a dedicated group of families living in the South Bronx, Monte Sur grew out of a need for a play-based, Spanish-immersion, Montessori program with a unique, child-centered approach to early childhood education. Named after the Montessori philosophy of education (“Monte”) and the deep sense of pride in place (“Sur”, South in Spanish), this special early learning environment is  spearheaded by Coral Nogueras, a bilingual mother and educator with more than 10 years of experience in childhood education and more than 5 years of experience in early childhood education and Montessori training. Located in the historic Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on the ground floor of a brownstone with garden access, Monte Sur provides a comfortable learning space for toddlers ages 18 months to 36 months. 

Our Yoga Wednesdays yogi Angela Dawn


The Monte Sur educational approach is deeply rooted in a common respect for young children as competent and independent learners. It is our hope that in providing young children with room to develop their fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional and language skills, they will continuously and naturally confront their curiosities to become lifelong learners. We strive to educate all young children with respect, an open-mind and a true passion for learning. 


Our Approach


Our approach to early childhood education combines Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies as foundation. Entrusting the child to build-on the direction of the curriculum as envisioned and guided by Maestra Coral.

• Child-centered curriculum

• Hands-on learning 

• Process-focused art experiences

• Eco-friendly practices 

• Nurturing environment

• Outdoor / nature-based play experiences 

Monte Sur also offers Neighborhood-based experiences, including monthly excursions to our local library and to our closest community garden where the children learn how to grow produce, attend the chicken coop and take care of our natural environment. Special programming with guest instructors, including weekly toddler yoga led by a local yoga instructor as well as toddler art and movement led by an experienced theater educator.

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Monte Sur

420 East 144th Street Bronx, New York 10454 United States


*Beginning September 10, 2018