Welcome to Community Montessori School
Welcome to Community Montessori School! Our unique school offers a safe and peaceful setting bolstered by the engaging educational strategies of the Montessori theory of development and philosophy. A committed faculty and staff will lead your child through a productive and fulfilling school year.
Community Montessori School classrooms will appear different to any parent who has not previously experienced a Montessori environment. Our rooms are organized to provide your child with the most effective and inviting way to learn complex and interesting concepts. We choose the unique materials you see to give your child two gifts: a strong challenge to learn and a high level of support to ensure his/her success.
Our primary goal is to ensure that each child masters essential skills in the core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, history, and geography while integrating the arts, physical activity, and community service into the curriculum. At Community Montessori School, we all learn how to value differences, how to value our local and our global world, and how to live peaceful and sustainable lives.
Building a Culture of Grace and Courtesy
Every community has expectations for behavior that are shared by its culture. Our community's culture is built on a belief of caring, respect, and consideration for others in and within our environment. We respectfully request the following from our students, staff, and guests:
- Walk and speak softly in all areas where children and adults are working and concentrating.
- Use a respectful tone of voice when speaking to others.
- Suggest positive actions or resolutions.
- Listen attentively and communicate in a clear and timely manner.
School Day Information
Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. School doors open to students at 7:30 a.m. each morning with staff members available to supervise early arrivals. All students should be picked up from school no later than 3:30 p.m. The after-school program meets five days a week in the cafeteria from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m. This program is coordinated by JMCSS.
All students are required to adhere to the JMCSS dress code policy. Students are required to wear royal blue, black, or white polo-style shirts with collars and khaki, navy blue, or black bottoms. A black or brown belt is required for all garments with belt loops for all students. Coats, jackets, or sweaters worn inside the building must be solid royal blue, black, navy blue, or white and must not have a hood. There are no guidelines for coats worn outside the building.
Community Montessori is a member of the Healthy Schools Alliance. Click here for a list of suggested snacks for the classroom. For more information about our commitment to a healthy school environment, please read this letter.
Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
Greater family involvement in children's learning is a critical link to achieving a high-quality education. We take pride in our multi-faceted approach to making parents feel comfortable in our school. All parents and families are invited to come by the office, personalize their visit, and let us know how we can better accommodate their child's learning experiences. Calls and visits are welcomed. The PTO is a vital and important component of our school. Every family is encouraged to become an active member. This organization sponsors many exciting family-oriented activities throughout the school year. It helps raise needed funds for school improvement and helps to coordinate room parents. Children achieve success when families are involved in a partnership with teachers and staff in the education of their children.