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Montessori Schools - Competitive Landscape


To provide a competitive landscape for the Montessori schools in the following areas: New Orleans, Charleston, and Austin. Provide the following details for each school: 1) the age range that it serves, 2) tuition costs, and 3) 1-2 consumer reviews of the school.

Early Findings

During this hour of research, we were able to provide a competitive analysis of University Montessori School and Audubon Charter School in New Orleans, as well as James Simons Elementary School and Montessori Community School in Charleston.

New Orleans

University Montessori School

  • University Montessori School offers classes for pre-primary school children. It features a "Little Class" for children between 20 months and three years of age, as well as mixed-age "preschool, transitional, and kindergarten" classes. Students in these mixed classes are between ages three and six.
  • Little Class costs for the 2019-2020 school year include a $50 application fee and a $185 registration fee. Tuition for half-day classes is $7,250, and full-day tuition is $12,050.
  • Costs for children between ages three and six include the same $50 application fee and $185 registration fee. Tuition for half-day classes is $6,950, and full-day tuition is $11,900.
  • University Montessori School has a 4-star rating on
  • The two latest reviews award the school 5 stars and say that it was a positive and enriching experience that better prepared their children for primary school.

Audubon Charter School


James Simons Elementary School

  • James Simons Elementary School has classes for students from the pre-kindergarten level up to the 8th grade. Student ages range from three to 13.
  • It is a public school and offers programs that include yoga, girls volleyball, and a running club. It has an arts program, a computer lab, and an after-school program called Kaleidoscope available for students ages three and up.
  • James Simons Elementary has a score of 3/10 on, although reviews are generally positive.
  • Recent reviews praise the school for its structural renovations and service to the local community.

Montessori Community School

  • Montessori Community School is a public school that has classes for students from the pre-kindergarten level up the 8th grade.
  • It has a score of 7/10 on with a 5-star rating.
  • Reviews praise the school's teachers and the effect of the Montessori teaching method on their children's learning — both in terms of quality and enjoyment.

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