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Countryside Montessori Preschool

721 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704

(608) 244-5437


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Countryside, the philosophy is to build on the special qualities that the children already have. We strive to help them develop a sense of independence and continuous growth
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00am Early Arrival
Greetings, Notes
Care of environment
8:15am Beginning of Preschool Program
Good Mornings
Work Time (Group/Individual)
Lunch / Outdoor Play
Part-Time Students Depart
Nap / Siesta (rest) begins
2:15pm � Day Students Depart
Afterschool Begins
Group Projects
Outdoor Play
Animal Care
Dramatic Play
5:00pm Cleaning of Child's Environment
Preparation to go home
Story Time
5:30pm School Closes

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school