Follow the Child Montessori School

Follow the Child Montessori School provides an authentic Montessori education with a brain-based curriculum at an individual pace. Toddler House serves children aged 14 months through 3 years. Children's House serves 3-6 year olds (including Extended Day, our Kindergarten program), Lower Elementary serves 6-9 year olds/ 1st-3rd grade, Upper Elementary serves 9-12 year olds (4th through sixth grade).
We have a strong parent education program, value outdoor education, and have a warm, engaged community of students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and staff.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 197 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
2001
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
197 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Follow the Child Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please see our website for current tuition. Tuition varies depending on age level and programs.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions Director
Cara Bledsoe

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, French, Music, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education, Yoga

School Notes

  • Warm, inviting classrooms
  • Outdoor education
  • Art, Music, Spanish, French, Chess, Yoga, and Physical Education
  • Varied seasonal enrichment classes - past classes have included Chinese, Crafts, STEM, Golf, and Music Together
  • All Lead Teachers are AMI- and/or AMS-certified teachers
  • Small, close-knit community
  • 14 months and walking to 12 years
  • Multi-age classrooms
  • 200 students

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Our children have been so blessed by this school and their teachers. Authenic Montessori practices and a true community feel! Thank you FCM for giving my students a rigorous academic program in a safe and caring environment.
- Posted by
5  
True Montessori. Everyone knows my child so well. Awe-inspiring academics that are actually fun for the children. Such a sweet community, too. Couldn't be happier!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 197 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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