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Notes for Prospective Students
Staunton Montessori's Programs
Staunton Montessori School students are divided into two
programs, based on age.
Students ages 2 1/2 through five are
enrolled in the primary program.
Students ages 6 through 12 are
enrolled in the elementary program.
There is also an after school
option available for students needing a full-day program.
The goals for our primary students are fundamental - to acquire
confidence in themselves and an independence of thought and action.
These three to six year olds work alone or in small groups,
receiving lessons from the teacher and each other.
Montessori School has two primary classrooms.
Children who are 2
1/2 and 3 and toilet trained are accepted into the primary program.
The primary children dismiss at 11:45 a.m.
each day and the
afternoon children remain until 2:45 p.m.
Children in the Elementary program continue their growth toward
independence, responsibility, and becoming contributing members of
Traditional grades 1-6 (ages 6-12) share work space,
working alone or in small groups as they receive lessons from the
teacher in two designated 3-hour work periods.
Much of the work in
the first three years uses manipulative materials, where in the
second three year cycle the students produce more concrete work in
the form of papers and projects.
The teacher guides the students to
explore all areas of the classroom including language, math,
geometry, botany, geography, history, music and physical education.
The Elementary day begins at 8:15 a.m.
and dismisses at 3 p.m..
SMS offers an after school program each day for our students
during the school year with three pick-up times: 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Drop-in spaces, and 3 and 5-day fee schedules allow for
Morning students who stay for aftercare enjoy
lunch, rest period, organized activities, and snack.
aftercare is also available from 3-6 p.m., with a snack period
More details regarding the Aftercare schedule can be
found in the Enrollment
section of our website.