OUR MISSION:

We are a not-for-profit private school serving children and adolescents. We follow Maria Montessori’s proven model of education as the key to freeing each human’s full potential and moving toward a more peaceful society.

Through individualized guidance, we help students develop the intrinsic motivation, self-reliance, and self-discipline necessary to thrive in academics and in life. 

We do this while maintaining a respectful, caring environment that nurtures and celebrates the personal, academic, and professional growth of our staff, our students, and their families.

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

- Maria Montessori -

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COVID-19 SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN 2022-2023

Our goal is to protect our students, staff, and families from transmission of Covid-19 — with the understanding that no shared space can ever be truly risk-free. The following protocols are designed to help us stay open for in-person learning.

The school reserves the right to adjust these guidelines as new research becomes available

or as local, state, and federal guidelines change.

Transportation
We are not in charge of bussing protocols; these decisions are up to those school districts that offer it to private school students. Please contact your school district for more details on their policies and plans.

 

Masks
Masking is optional (but highly recommended) for all students and staff.

* Please email us if you prefer your masked child to work only with other masked children.

 

Social Distancing and Cohorts
Classroom tables and work mats have been spread throughout each room to ensure a minimum 3 feet of distance between students' learning spaces. 
The only “communal” areas are outside (recess) and the downstairs multipurpose room.

As much as possible, lessons and even lunches will be held outside. Students will often be outside, except in the case of extreme weather.

Our students are already taught proper hand washing, as well as proper nose-blowing and “cover your cough” techniques. All students will be asked to wash their hands before using school materials.

 

Sanitizing
High-touch surfaces (doorknobs, chairs, table tops) and learning materials will be disinfected regularly. Restrooms will be disinfected at least twice daily. Drinking fountains are off-limits (students must bring their own water bottles).

 

Air Circulation
The school will open windows in classrooms and public spaces to allow for a healthy exchange of air. In addition, each classroom is equipped with a HEPA-filter air purifier.

 

Lunch and Snacks
Whenever weather permits, lunches will be held outside. When lunch must be inside, tables will be partitioned with plexiglass. Trays for student lunches will be disinfected daily.

 

Recess and Phys Ed
We will follow the latest CDC guidelines regarding youth activities.

 

When Someone Gets Sick

If a member of the school community falls ill with symptoms, or learns of exposure to a confirmed case of Covid-19, that individual will be asked to follow CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html).
In the event someone falls ill while at school, he or she will be isolated until someone can pick him/her up for testing per CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your- health/isolation.html).
Email is our regular, and most effective, method of communication with our families. In the event of a confirmed case we will immediately send notification to all families with next steps for all members of our community.

 

In the Event of Extended Closure
In the event we are forced to close for an extended period of time, all students will transition to live, online lessons via Zoom. Schedules will be based on the individual needs of each student.

 

Outside Visitors
We will limit school-day visitors by scheduling appointments and tours during non-class hours. For parents who wish to observe, we will schedule such visits in advance and limit the number of attendees to one person at a time.