Preschool Options Around Cincinnati & NKY

We are so grateful to the schools featured here, especially our title sponsor, The Summit Country Day School, for helping us provide this resource to local families.
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Choosing the right preschool for your family can be a daunting task, but if there is one thing we learned while putting together this guide it’s that we are incredibly fortunate to have so many wonderful options to choose from in Cincinnati and NKY!

Do you have a favorite school that is not on our list? Please tell us about them! Email us at [email protected] and we would love to reach out to them!

The Summit Country Day School

Serving children 18 months - 6 years

The Summit Preschool offers a full Montessori preschool experience and is one of only a few schools applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program that starts at 18 months! Whether you are interested in half-day or full-day, there are multiple options, including academic enrichment programs.

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2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH  45208

The Summit Montessori Program

The Montessori curriculum provides objects, relationships and an environment which fulfill a child’s innate compulsion to learn. Learning is self-directed and supported in each classroom by university-trained Montessori curriculum experts.

Absolutely an amazing environment to expand a child’s horizon. Every staff member has been friendly, professional and concentrated on the best interest of the children at Summit – Lisa

The classrooms and gym equipment are specifically designed to stimulate fine and gross motor skills indoors and outside children enjoy a rooftop playground Naturescape, a dedicated Outdoor Learning Space and the Leibold Pond.

As children advance through the toddler program they move seamlessly into the Pre-K and Kindergarten Montessori program, which continues the development of confidence and enabling them to face new challenges as they grow.

Take their virtual tour online.

Click HERE to view a video about the 3-6 Montessori Program Click HERE to view a video about the 3-6 Montessori Program

18 - 36 Month Program

The Summit Toddler Montessori Program focuses on three distinct developmental needs:

  • Movement: Toddlers use specialized play equipment both inside and outside that stimulates fine and gross motor development.
  • Language: Because toddlers are acute listeners, activities include singing, rhyming, reading stories and naming and labeling of materials.
  • Order: Materials are kept in an orderly manner and activities follow a predictable routine that lets toddlers build self-esteem and take initiative in learning new and challenging skills.
Click HERE to view a video about the 18-36 Month Montessori Toddler Program Click HERE to view a video about the 18-36 Month Montessori Toddler Program

Children's Meeting House

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Children’s Meeting House (CMH) seeks to foster the development of the whole child by implementing the philosophy, practices, and curriculum of Dr. Maria Montessori. CMH strives to nurture a child’s life-long love of learning, honor the diversity of each individual, and instill self-confidence, independence, respect, and personal and social responsibility. They create partnerships with families for the benefit of each child and work to cultivate a genuine sense of community.

We have loved our going on 8 years at CMH. Over our time with the school, I have watched my children grow educationally, physically and emotionally under the very careful eye of the loving staff of CMH. The staff knows my kids and they create a nurturing, fun and safe learning environment that my kids have thrived in. We will miss CMH the day we “have to” leave, but know they have well prepared our children for what is to come. – Megan, Parent

CMH also offers students a nature experience like no other, with a full-time Naturalist on staff to bring the great outdoors to life on the 7+ acre campus. CMH offers curriculum from preschool-8th grade (3-14-year-olds). Stop by and see where learning happens naturally.

927 O’Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140

Mercy Montessori

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“If every child had an opportunity to go to a school like this, the world would be a better place.” – Abby (Current Parent)

For more than 50 years, Mercy Montessori has educated the whole child, developing a strong foundation for learning. Our community works to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school where all people feel a sense of belonging. Mercy offers outdoor learning spaces, weekly swim lessons, a farm-to-table microeconomy program, sliding scale tuition, and financial aid. Discover the magic of Mercy!

2024 Admission Events:

Mercy Open House – February 4th from 1-3PM

Join us for a school tour, meet Mercy teachers, and learn more about our school. Please register here. 

Virtual Mercy Meet-Ups

We are hosting a series of virtual events so that families can meet our administrators, learn about Mercy, and ask questions. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 12th at 9am
  • Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30PM

Register here to join us; we look forward to meeting you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

Mercy Montessori Center
2335 Grandview Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Admissions Directress
Amanda Grimm [email protected]



Arches of Oak Hills


Calvary Christian School


Cardinal Pacelli

Mt. Lookout

A Child's Garden


The Children's House

See website for location nearest you.

Cincinnati Christian School


Cincinnati Country Day

Indian Hill

Cincinnati Waldorf School


Covington Latin School


Creating Unique Minds in Children


Creative Preschool

Green Township

Creative Tots


Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori


Greenhills Cooperative Preschool


Guardian Angels School


Head Start Cincinnati

See Website to Find a Center

King of Kings


Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool


Lakeview Preschool


Liberty Bible Academy


Little Miami Schools


Madeira Elementary School


Montessori Academy of Cincinnati


Pilgrim Preschool


Royalmont Academy


Seven Hills Doherty School

East Walnut Hills

St. Aloysius of Gonzaga


St Clement

St. Bernard

St Dominic


St Francis Desales

East Walnut Hills

St Gabriel Consolidated School


St Gertrude School


St. James School

White Oak

St. Rita School for the Deaf


St. Thomas More


St Ursula Villa

Mt Lookout

St. Veronica

Mt Carmel

Tender Years Cooperative Preschool


Villa Madonna Montessori

Villa Hills, KY



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