Our first session was a success and we are going to do another session!! Chess Club lessons will meet before school for a 6 week session of classes with a chess master teacher, Coach Dave. Classes will be held in the library from 7:40-8:40 AM on Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks beginning April 4, 2018 through May 9th. At this time, students must be in the 2nd-4th grade. It’s based on first come, first served by signing up on this link. Cost will be $30 for the 6 week session with a check made out to Bay View Montessori and received at school prior to the first class. It would be helpful to have a parent to assist each week to get the children started. No experience necessary, but it is helpful to have a board at home to practice!
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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Howard Avenue Montessori School opened in the fall of 2012 and currently has 4 primary classrooms of mixed ages – three, four and five year old children (primary), 4 lower elementary classrooms of 1st through 3rd grades and one 4th grade class (Upper elementary). Next year we will expand to 5th grade and then yearly to 8th grade.
The MPS district and school board determined that due to the high demand of parents seeking enrollment into Howard Montessori, that our school will expand to a two campus model with the old Dover Street building (the Upper Campus). This will allow for our school to grow to eighth grade, and to open more primary seats for k3 and k4 children at the Howard location (lower campus).
Our families voted to change our name to Bay View Montessori School to reflect the merge to a dual campus model. In the 2018-19 school year, the Upper Elementary classrooms will move to the Upper campus (the Dover site). In the subsequent year, all of the elementary classrooms will be at the upper campus. The primary classes will remain at the lower campus (the Howard site). Transportation will be provided between campuses at drop off and pick-up. We are all very excited about our new name and adventure ahead!
Our early childhood (Primary) classrooms have approximately 30 students in the morning with one teacher and a morning assistant. The 3 and 4 year olds are half-day students, attending for the morning session only. K5 students attend for the entire school day with approximately 12 children in the afternoon. Bay View Montessori will continue to offer a reasonably priced Camp program open to enrolled students from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Bay View Montessori will continue to offer the same enriching after school activities including sports, Spanish, Robotics, Chess club, Girl Scouts, and a sensational Drama Club. As the school expands to eighth grade, we will continue to add additional programs and opportunities for student participation during the school day.
To enroll into Bay View Montessori, parents and guardians must participate in MPS’s 3 school Choice period during the first 3 weeks of February. Every year we open K3 seats with a limited number of K4 seats. Please contact the school at 935-0700 for a tour or to get more information.
The Montessori method of education is based on the philosophy that children are able to reach their full potential through multi-age interactions in an inquiring, cooperative and encouraging atmosphere. Our staff focuses on fostering independence and responsibility in students. Children demonstrate creativity, concentration, and leadership in their work and community. The Montessori environment and teachers ensure that our young learners build confidence in their abilities and exceed in their academic and social abilities. Montessori education nurtures the whole child and strives to create a community of peace.