The following is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about Montessori and our school. Please click on each link to see the answers.
Please note that despite the fact we have grandfathered in prior schedules for returning families, we ask that you please consider switching your schedules to help us optimize the normalization of our classrooms.
Research has shown that students learn best when work is meaningful, engaging, and interesting. Our Elementary programs reflect this by empowering the students with choices, tailoring hands-on assignments to include the interests of the students, and allowing them the freedom to learn and develop at their own pace. The level of responsibility and degree of choices the students have empower them to take a vested interest and a sense of ownership over their work.
There are no limits or restrictions on how far our students are able to excel! Visit the Programs page to learn more about the many benefits of a Montessori Elementary education.
The Elementary students are also evaluated on their mastery of concepts and subject matter. Evidence of mastery is demonstrated in their ability to relay the information to the teacher or their peers using a variety of methods. All elementary students take the IOWA Standardized Tests at the end of the school year to assist in evaluating their progress, their grade equivalence, and areas of strength and weakness.
Parents are invited to two parent-teacher conferences each year where they will be given a written report. We also invite the parents twice each year to a parent-child night. These nights give the child an opportunity to become the guide for the parent and show them their accomplishments and/or present some of the materials they have been working with.
We have enjoyed seeing the myriad success stories of past students whose lives we have been privileged to be a part of, and are planning to add an alumni page to this website in the near future.