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Mary Lake Montessori Inc

5464 Mary Lake Road
Waunakee, WI 53597

(608) 849-8800


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Education must be more than a babysitter. It must be more than a child "putting in time." We at Mary Lake Montessori understand you want your child to reach full potential. To take advantage of inherent intellectual, social, and societal skills. To do this, children must be filled with the wonder of their environment. The wonder of other people. The wonder of other ideas. The wonders of the world. The Montessori teaching method accelerates children's understanding of their work through an environment that makes the child the center of education.

Montessori adapts to the interests and needs of the child and instills within the child a thirst for knowledge. That thirst is the building block of understanding.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Free choice, children arriving
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Preschool program - Throughout the course of the morning, each classroom incorporates the following activities: group time for discussion of calendar, topic of the week, attendance, stories, songs, snack, art projects, outside play and individual activity time for working on math and language, sensorial and practical life lessons. (There is no outside play for the afternoon session.)
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch, story
12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nap, quiet time (For those children under 5 years old, naptime is required.)
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Story, snack
2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside play, free play
(3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Snack for afterschool care children)
Excerpted from the preschool's website