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Welcome to Monarch Montessori School!

 

We're glad that you're considering Monarch for your preschool and elementary school needs! We believe that each child has different gifts, challenges and styles of learning.  At Monarch Montessori, each child's individual path is recognized and celebrated. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

We are a private, non-sectarian Montessori school. Our hours of operation are from 8:00AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Friday. Drop-off begins at 7:40AM. 

Infant, Toddler & Primary Program

Our program for children 6 weeks to 5 years takes place between 8:00AM and 5:30PM. We offer full and half-day options for children ages 14 months and up. We do not offer a half-day option for infants 6 weeks-15 months.

Elementary Program

Our K-1 program for children 6 to 7 years takes place between 8:00AM and 3:15PM.

 

Extended Day Program (Children Ages 6-8)

Should parents of children ages 6-8 need after-school care, our Extended Day Program takes place between 3:30PM and 5:30PM. Our fee for the Extended Day Program is $50/week or $10/day.

Our Philosophy

Every school that you encounter will have its own education philosophy. Monarch Montessori's philosophy centers around the principle of individualism.  Students perceive themselves as capable of making their own choices, while in constant relationship with other students and guides in the classroom. At Monarch Montessori School, children learn in multi-age settings. Cooperation plays an integral role in the classroom. Students are encouraged to work together, problem-solve and form lasting friendships. Guides aim to understand each child's individual social, emotional and academic needs and craft an educational experience based on what they've observed.

Community Impact

 

Monarch Montessori School pledges to leave our local community better than we found it. Here's how we can accomplish this goal:

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to pay all employees a living wage.

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to subsidize public transportation costs for all employees, reducing our carbon  footprint.

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to encourage career advancement by offering paid training including a six-month  Management course for teachers interested in managing a childcare facility. 

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to set aside at least 18% of all open slots for families who are eligible for the  subsidized child care/voucher program. 

 

Scholarship

Monarch Montessori School awards a scholarship/financial aid to one family per year. Scholarships/financial aid is based on need and awarded on a 12-month basis. We've awarded a scholarship to two families for the 2023/2024 school year. Scholarships/financial aid is awarded between August 1 and September 30 of each calendar year. To inquire about eligibility for the 2024/2025 school year, please contact the office.

What is the Montessori Method?

Montessori is an education philosophy and practice that fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development, with a goal of nurturing each child's natural desire for knowledge, understanding and respect (AMI, 2021).

Montessori for Infants, Toddlers and Primary Ages 

Montessori preschool centers around the premise that a child learns through play. Each activity is carefully designed to use their experiences to teach concepts and ideas. The classroom engineers individual exploration. At Monarch Montessori School, we use authentic Montessori materials that are fully-accessible to students at all times. Infants and Toddlers share a sun-filled, open-concept classroom on the first floor of our building. Children ages 3-8 share classrooms on our second floor. 

Montessori for Elementary School

What sets Montessori apart in the elementary years is the individually-paced curriculum that challenges children academically while safeguarding their sense of well-being.  Students are challenged to contribute as members of their community, think critically about the world around them and lean in to the learning process.  The classroom affords every opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups at tables or on the floor.  Spaces are uncluttered and promote mindfulness.

Each Classroom at Monarch Montessori Provides:

  • Individual learning plans for each student

  • At least 1 Montessori-certified teacher

  • A maximum of 15 students per-class (age-dependent)

  • Multi-age classroom activities

  • Hands-on materials

  • Flexible seating

  • A choice of work

  • Small group lessons

  • Personalized instruction

  • Peer mentoring

  • Freedom of movement

  • Time management skills

  • Outdoor activities

  • Language integration (Spanish)

Current Openings

Infants: 3 full-time spots available.

Young Toddlers: 5 full-time spots available. No part-time spots available.

Toddlers: 5 Full-time spots available. No part-time spots available.

Primary: 8 Full-time spots available. No part-time spots available.

K-1: 15 Full-time spots available. 3 part-time spots available.

Tours

Tours are offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00AM and 11:00AM and 3:30PM and 5:00PM. We no longer offer virtual tours. Please email us at monarchmontessoridirector@gmail.com to schedule a tour.

Infants

Monarch Montessori's infant room provides care children ages six weeks to twelve months. Should you wish to register, we recommend planning ahead. We can hold an infant spot for up to 15 days. This means, you will need to plan for your child to be on campus within 15 days of paying the registration fee. Children are not permitted to share cribs. We offer full-time care only.

 

 

12-Month Contract and Rate Increases

Monarch Montessori School requires a 12-month commitment and issues a contract after application is made and has been approved. We understand that life can change suddenly. Per our policy, should you need to leave prior to your 12-month anniversary, we will require one month's tuition in addition to what you currently owe at the time your withdrawal letter is submitted.

Should you wish to pay for an entire year upfront, you will receive an 8% discount off of tuition and your rate will be locked in for the duration of the contract. Please note that Monarch Montessori School reserves the right to increase tuition rates on a yearly basis for all families who haven't paid upfront. Tuition rate increases are communicated to families no later than December 15 of each calendar year. Tuition is non-refundable.

 

 

 

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