Our school is Montessori based with expanded Montessori materials in an ecology framework. We have an art component which compliments and expands the academic components of animal studies, biology, peoples and cultures of the world. Interconnectedness of all life on the planet is studied and celebrated.
We get dropped off from 8 to 9 a.m. We engage in traditional Montessori work time for the first three hours of school (individually, with a friend, or in groups). We get to choose our own activities and we remember to be respectful to our classmates. Children may serve their own snack, and we always remember to wash our hands first! Children are rotated in groups for outside play. Next, there is a guided circle which includes songs (continent song, days of the week, months of the year), Montessori lessons, and/or Spanish. Next, we have a delicious and organic lunch freshly prepared for us by our chef. We play outside before nap time--we enjoy hearing our teachers read us a story before we drift off to sleep. We enjoy our afternoon snack, and play both indoors and outdoors during the After Care program. We have story and circle time at the end of the day while we wait for our parents to pick us up.