Thank you for considering Montessori education for your child.
The Primary Montessori Day School was conceived from my own experience as a Montessori teacher and director for the past 34 years. I am quite aware of the importance of balancing the needs of child, parent, and neighboring community. To meet your family’s needs, we offer a unique, full-day or half-day Montessori curriculum with 2 calendars to choose from: an 11-month or 12-month school cycle. We are integrating parent education opportunities into our school agenda as well.
It is a wise goal for parents to seek out the best fit between child and school. It is equally important to be certain that a school can realistically deliver a parent’s educational goals and personal values to a child. Please be aware that the word “Montessori” is not patented. Anyone can use it, and the word itself is no guarantee of quality. Learn what a Montessori school should be like, then observe the children work!
In a good school, there will be a certified Montessori teacher who also meets state approval requirements. There will be a full range of Montessori materials. The children will be busy, happy, and kind. Choose carefully, as your child will be entering a second family. You should feel in harmony with a school’s ambience and practice. Trust your eyes, ears, instinct, and personal experience.
Donna L. Anthony
Founder, Administrative Head