Community Montessori School is a diverse partnership of parents, teachers and children; an independent non-profit school embracing true Montessori principles that develop the child's full potentional and life-long love of learning. Our community strives to instill in each child a sense of duty and personal responsibility for the world in which we live.
Children arrive in their classes by 8:30 (elementarystudents) or by 8:45 (toddler and primary classes). There is a child-centered work period in which a full range of Montessori materials are available. Children receive one-on-one or small group lessons during this time and choose work according to their interests from lessons they have already received. The teachers, or guides, ensure that each child receives the full breadth of lessons for their age and abilities. There are stories and Spanish lessons given to small groups throughout the morning, with songs and group activities at the end of the work time. Some young children leave at 11:30 and others stay in their classes for lunch. The young children then have naps and the older children have an afternoon worktime that often involves small group lessons in geography or science. The children follow their own interests and therefore are excited about their work! Each class has its own yard for gardening and other outside activities.
The extended day children go to the playground at 2 pm and leave from the departure benches from 2:40 - 3:00.
The all day children go to the playground around 3:30 and have more lessons in the classroom in the afternoon, as well as cooking, gardening and Spanish lessons.