The MPS school calendar is here!
Lower Campus: 357 E. Howard Avenue (Grades K3-k5)
8:30-11:35 k3/k4 AM session 12:30-3:15 K3/K4 PM session
Upper Campus: 619 E. Dover Street (Grades 1st-6th)
8:45-3:30 Grades 1-6
Please see the Bay View Montessori State Report Card. 2017-2018 WI State Report Card
“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
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.
Bay View Montessori School opened in the fall of 2012 as Howard Avenue Montessori School. The MPS School Board supported Administration in December of 2017 to grant our school two campuses, based on the high demand of parents seeking enrollment into Montessori. Our families voted to change our school name to Bay View Montessori School to reflect the merge to a dual campus model. Transportation is provided between campuses at drop off and pick-up.
Our Lower Campus, located on Howard Avenue, has a start time of 8:30 with a full day end time of 3:15 for k5 students. We currently have four primary classrooms of mixed ages (three, four and five year old children). In the 2019-20 school year, we are opening another primary room with one teacher. She will have 20 k3/k4 in the morning and another 20 k3/k4 class in the afternoon with an assistant all day. The morning session in primary is from 8:30-11:35 and the pm session is 12:30-3:15.
In the 2020-21 school year, the afternoon class will become a separate classroom with a new teacher. Both classrooms will have k3-k5. This is how Montessori schools begins and expands programs. We will expand with one more double session, which will raise our Lower Campus offering from 4 to 8 primary rooms.
Our Upper Campus houses four Lower Elementary classrooms of 1st through 3rd grades and three Upper Elementary classrooms of 4th through 6th grade classes. Each year we will expand until 2021-22 when we will reach 8th grade.
Our early childhood (Primary) classrooms have approximately 31 students in the morning with one teacher and a morning assistant. Montessori 3 and 4 year olds are half-day students. K5 students attend for the entire school day with approximately 12 children in the afternoon. Bay View Montessori School offers a reasonably priced Camp program open to enrolled students from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Bay View Montessori School continues to offer enriching after school activities including sports, Spanish, First Lego Jr., 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 School, parents and guardians must participate in MPS’s Kindergarten Enrollment period during the month of February for k3 and k4 seats. K3 seats are available in MPS Montessori only for residents of Milwaukee. Please contact the school at 935-0700 for a tour or to get more information.