After you register and before your child starts school, you will be invited to attend a Parent Information Night. During this session, you will receive more information about our school philosophy and policies. You will also learn more about the classrooms and our teaching methods, meet the teachers, and have an opportunity to ask any questions.
INDIVIDUAL PARENT ORIENTATION
Families enrolling after the start of the school year will be able to watch the pre-recorded Parent Information session and talk with the Administrative Director to address any questions.
When children come into school, they are acquainted with the etiquette of classroom behavior, the structure of the day, and the order of the Montessori environment. Children learn they have many opportunities for free choice during their day, but they must follow the structure of the classroom. Children are shown how to work at the table or how to get a rug and work on the floor. They are shown the proper way to carry a pencil and scissors and how to take materials from the shelf and return them to the same place. Children learn that they may move around but they must first put away their activity. They may work alone or in groups and they may choose any job they want, but they may not choose not to work at all. Children also learn how to be a friend and how we treat our friends with kindness. They are taught to respect each other and their teachers and to care for all living things with reverence.