Montessori School Community Partnerships
A strong and supportive community driven by our mission and educational philosophy is what you will find at Alta Vista Montessori School. Our faculty and staff are committed to a unified educational method dedicated to following the children through all the stages of their growth and development as they lay the foundation for their success in adult life. Children need guidance, modeling and mentoring and the support of their community. Nothing is as important to your child’s success as your involvement. At Alta Vista Montessori School, we encourage and welcome our parents to take an active role in their child’s school and to join our faculty and staff in creating a strong and supportive community around the children. Opportunities to visit, observe, learn, and volunteer are offered throughout the year with events such as:
- Classroom Visits for Mothers and Fathers
- Classroom Observations starting in October through May
- Montessori for Parents Sessions
- Social Gatherings
- Field Trips
- Parties & Celebrations
- Special Classroom Presentations and Activities
Montessori for Parents
Our Montessori for Parents program is designed with parents in mind; we look forward to working together with our parents as they travel with their child into an exciting Montessori world!
It is our hope that as parents participate in the various sessions, they come away with an enhanced understanding of what their child will be experiencing as she/he moves through the different levels of education our school offers.
We begin each school year with orientation for new families. Orientation meetings are conducted individually for each new family to address their needs in a personal way. During orientation, parents learn how to navigate the particulars of their child’s specific classroom and the school as a whole so they feel comfortable and knowledgeable at our school. Participating in orientation is extremely beneficial for the whole family, and it makes the start of school comfortable and pleasant for everyone.
Each year, we hold a Curriculum Night for a general overview of the Montessori curriculum at each level. This gives the parents an opportunity to learn more about the Montessori materials and the kinds of lessons and activities their child will be working on in his/her Montessori classroom.
The Montessori Method is very complex; the more sessions you attend from year to year, the better your understanding will be.
Each year, we offer a number of parent sessions so parents can learn as much as possible about the Montessori Method and its principles. We schedule 3 or 4 sessions spread from October to February. These sessions include a variety of topics and they are different each year. We usually choose our topics to reflect parents’ most frequently asked questions, as well as topics we believe will enhance parents’ experience at Alta Vista.