A Growing Place Montessori School

  • A Growing Place Montessori School is a very warm and loving school.
  • As is always true in Montessori, children learn that the limit of their freedom is the interface with the freedom of the other children.
  • This way children feel secure in their own space and share it of their own choice.
  • The session ends with songs and a story, and always "one more hug from Laurie".
  • Here children identify the day, month, year, and the weather.
  • English isn't the only language we use; we count and greet each other with simple phrases in a different language each month.
  • The group time ends with the children going to the many materials available in the different areas of the classroom.
  • In one area children might choose hands-on materials that will help them build the skills for daily living.
  • In another there are classification materials that attract the child to explore the concepts of color, shape, size, and form.
  • In yet other areas of the classroom, children are introduced to basic elements of language development, reading, mathematics, and fun activities in science, geography, and art.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students20 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeA Growing Place Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,005
Tuition NotesAbove rate for 2010-2011 is for a first year child coming 5 1/2 days a week. Second and third year children pay less; extended day is determined by the amount of time the child attends.
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • A Growing Place Montessori School is a very warm and loving school. Children learn to respect each other and each other's space. This way children feel secure in their own space and share it of their own choice. The session ends with songs and a story, and always "one more hug from Laurie". Here children identify the day, month, year, and the weather. English isn't the only language we use; we count and greet each other with simple phrases in a different language each month. The group time ends with the children going to the many materials available in the different areas of the classroom. In one area children might choose hands-on materials that will help them build the skills for daily living. In another there are classification materials that attract the child to explore the concepts of color, shape, size, and form. In yet other areas of the classroom, children are introduced to basic elements of language development, reading, mathematics, and fun activities in science, geography, and art.
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