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Campbell Montessori School

3880 Shady Springs Lane
Saint Charles, MO 63301

(636) 477-8200


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is the aim of Campbell Montessori School to provide and maintain an environment which will promote not only excellence in academic learning, but also the acquisition of skills which will enable each student to lead a satisfying, fulfilling and happy life.

This environment encourages and challenges the child to develop:

Independence of deed and thought...
...through the use of guided freedom

Growth of self esteem...
...through the success of purposeful work

...within a framework of self respect and respect for others

Knowledge and a love of learning...
...through age-appropriate practical and intellectual activities

A love of work and a respect for its dignity...
...through repeated opportunities to experience the joy of successful work

The ability to take initiative and to find a path of resolution to one's problems...
...through the awareness of freedom and its inherent responsibilities

A pride in and a love of one's country

An appreciation of and a responsibility to the global environment
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30–8:30am: Early Morning Care
Available for families who need to drop off their children before Montessori class begins.

8:30–11:45am: Montessori Primary Class
This is the core of our program. All children attend 5 days a week. Children should arrive between 8:15-8:30 and may be picked up before or after lunch.

11:30am–12:00 noon: Lunch
Children bring their own lunch.

1:00–3:30pm: Afternoon Child Care
Children who require full day care may stay for Afternoon Child Care which includes rest time and afternoon play activities.

1:00–3:30pm: Extended Day Program
Older primary children who are ready for a full day of academics are invited to attend this program.

3:30– 5:30pm: Supplementary Care
(Beginning in Fall 2006, after school care will be available until 6:00 p.m.)
Supplementary care is for children who stay after the 3:30 dismissal time.

Excerpted from the preschool's website