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Mountainside Montessori

3601 Vanda Lee Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone:
(530) 542-2126

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"As a Montessori School we follow the basic montessori philosophy, as well as incorporating art, computer, dramatic play, and outdoor play. We believe there is no one philosophy that fits the mold of every child. Therefore, we strive to create an environment with the flexibility to meet the needs and interests of every child placed in our care. While we strongly feel the pre-school years need to be filled with nurturing and praise, we take great pride in teaching independence and preparing our kids for the wide world ahead of them. The classroom is a child size environment with age appropriate activities and learning tools. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere which promotes learning and creativity, yet which is tempered by the experience and knowledge of our qualified and caring teachers.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The morning and afternoon classes mimic each other as shown below.

Circle Time
  9: 00 AM - 9: 30 AM
  1: 00 PM - 1: 30 PM

Job Time (free choice)
  9: 30 AM - 10: 50 AM
  1: 30 PM - 2: 50 PM

Academic Circle
  10: 50 AM - 11: 30 AM
  2: 50 PM - 3: 30 PM

Outdoor Play
  11: 30 AM - 11: 50 AM
  3: 30 PM - 3: 50 PM

Story Time
  11: 50 AM - 12: 00 PM
  3: 50 PM - 4: 00 PM
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Excerpted from the preschool's website