About Us - New Town

From Dr. Montessori's own hand book
Mongrace Montessori House, the reputed Montessori and pre-primary school, has opened its new unit at New Town Kolkata on April 15, 2010 to meet a vital need of the growing township and its adjoining areas.

Conveniently located at the Shree Housing Complex of Bengal DCL, just behind the New Town Bus Terminus in Action Area 1, the new unit has all the features --- plus a lot more --- that have made Mongrace the first choice of parents of countless children over the years.


The New Town unit has:
  • Play House (1 year 10 months to 2 years 5 months)
  • Montessori Environment (2 years 6 months onwards)


Message from the Director's Desk:


“The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”-Dr. Maria Montessori
Mongrace Montessori House is a mission driven community that believes in child development through empowerment. We strive to shape the social, emotional and intellectual development of children with varying abilities in partnership with families and our community. Mongrace is recognized for its warmth, dedication and excellence.
We provide an academic foundation which allows children to be successful in their academic journey. Our distinction lies in high academic pursuit though passionate support, powerful engagement and tender motivation.
The scientific method we follow is a catalyst in developing the whole child using the Montessori instructional method and high quality research based practices. We focus on inspiring the mind and developing the character. Within a child centric safe environment, through numerous learning opportunities we try to develop lifelong learners and leaders with multi- dimensional skills, values and integrity that they can make an impact and contribute as Global citizens. As a 21st century organization we set an approach to learning that incorporates analytical thinking, knowledge construction and inquiry that becomes a lifelong habit.
Education is a dynamic and collaborative process with committed teachers, dynamic mentors’ eager students and supportive parents.
Learning at Mongrace is a beautiful blend of challenge and opportunity.

Sanjana Vakharia


1Short Street




Mongrace Montessori House and Day care Centre, Newtown, welcomes children from 1.10yrs of age. As these toddlers walk through our doors, their hearts and minds are riddled with anxieties. This is where the settling down activities of rhymes, music, songs, puzzles and stacking toys come in handy, along with the love and affection of the Aunties and Didis.

The Preliminary Activities of Exercises of Practical Life, such as, threading beads, sorting of objects, Balls and Tongs, helps them improve their fine motor skills, concentration skills, firmness of grip, hand-eye coordination, wrist movement, sequencing skills and more. Activities are age appropriate and based on the ability of the child.

Parallelly, they are introduced to Sensorial activities that help them to learn skills of order and discrimination, while refining their senses. They learn size, colour, texture, shape, sound, weight, number counting and measuring quantity among other things. By working left to right and, up and down, they prepare for reading and writing.

Language as a means of communication is introduced and encouraged from the very first day. However only when the child has developed the appropriate skills of order, co-ordination, concentration and independence through the EPL and Sensorial activities, we guide them towards the language apparatus. The children learn to trace and make patterns using Drawing Insets, moving on to tracing of Vowels and Consonants, followed by the oral phonetic analysis and the Large Moveable Alphabet box for word building. Conversation classes are held through story telling sessions and vernacular classes.

Basics of Mathematics is introduced when the learn to count using the Number Rods. Sand Paper Figures, Cards and Counters, Golden Beads and other apparatus are gradually introduced to explain the decimal system, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division even. Number writing is introduced like alphabets through the Drawing Insets. Children use copies to practice their skills only after absorbing through the apparatus.

Special interview sessions are conducted to aid in High school admissions. We help the children to face the outer world confidently, so that they can excel everywhere.



Morning Session:
  • Play House: 9:00 am to 11 am, 11:15 am to 1.15 pm
  • Montessori:  9:00 am to 12.45 pm  (The duration varies with the age of the child and his/her individual requirement)
Among the many special features New Town Mongrace boasts of:
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Comfortable interiors & child - friendly ambience
  • Air - conditioned class rooms
  • Trained & experienced teachers & auxiliary staff
  • Elementary Computer Lessons
  • Montessori methods supported by apparatus and appropriate educational aids.
Activities include:
  • Art & Craft
  • Music and Movement
  • Mental - physical Co-ordination (Games & Yoga)
  • Improving communication skills
  • Helping children to become confident & motivating them to learn through electronic media & other aids
  • Summer / Winter Camps

It gives us great satisfaction to take the opportunity of nurturing your children in an appropriate manner in their second environment, where they are transformed from a blooming bud to a bright, colourful and fragrant flower. Mongrace Montessori House and Day Care Centre follows the Montessori philosophy thoroughly which builds the natural curiosity of the children and develops a love of learning by creating environments which foster the fulfilment of children’s highest potential. Character development is a central focus in the Montessori curriculum.

Our Montessori environments are beautifully crafted to meet the needs of children in a specific age range. Multiage classes allow teachers to develop close and long term relationships with their students and to know each child’s learning style well. Our children can learn through their own experiences and at their own pace. We allow them to respond at any moment to the inquiring mind that exists in all humans and builds a solid foundation for life-long learning.Here Teachers and children and Teachers and parents work together as a warm and supportive community.

Our Day Care programme assures you that children are secured, comfortable and happy in the friendly environment. We provide them clean and hygienic surroundings along with balanced and delicious meals which keep them energetic and healthy. Self-expression is nurtured in all children where they experience art, music, dance, elocution, writing and other forms of creative arts with confidence and passion.

According to Dr.Maria Montessori-“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of Society” .Our goal is to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn, thereby developing a benevolent Society.

To learn more about our Day Care programme visit the Day Care page.