While the Montessori Method defines the classroom experience at The Montessori House in so many ways, we care deeply about your child’s total experience at school, and about your experience as a parent.
For children, we consider a warm, caring approach a top priority.
With a low student:teacher ratio, our teachers can take the time needed to care for and guide each child -- without raised voices -- in class, at lunch, or on the playground.
We provide a safe environment for children, where “safe” is defined broadly.
First, video monitors at our entrance and classrooms, along with an office staffed full-time to monitor visitors, ensures physical security.
Second, classrooms cleaned daily without harsh, commercial chemical products ensures a healthy learning place.
Third, appropriate foods at school (snacks, lunch, and special events) ensure children stay alert and engaged with self-control.
We offer children a rich set of experiences at school.
We seek to expose children to real things – natural materials in the classroom; trees, flowers and wildlife in the playground; seasonal and exotic fresh fruits and vegetables for snack.
The Montessori House is fortunate to welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Beyond day-to-day peer interaction, children also participate in cultural activities led by parents in class or at one of our school festivals.
Children also love the books in our school library (over 3,000 volumes!).
For parents, we are open and available.
Our teachers care, and with a low student:teacher ratio they can take the time to converse with parents – both listening and providing ad hoc reports. We deliberately structured our dismissal process to foster this kind of easy, informal dialogue between parents and teachers. Our office is always open and staffed school days, ready to respond to your special needs or questions. Parents are welcome in the school at all times, and can observe each of our classrooms via closed-circuit TV. Our Director responds quickly to calls or e-mails.
We want parents involved at school in ways that involve the children. Opportunities include Parent Committees, parent-led class activities, field trips, and school festivals.
As we do for children, we seek to give parents a warm, caring experience at The Montessori House