ORLA Montessori Information Night: Share with new families!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Meetings will be held in the Commons at our school located at 2001 26th Ave NE in Olympia, WA 98506. Attendance at one meeting is required to receive enrollment paperwork. Enrollment paperwork will be provided after the meeting to those interested in enrolling their children into ORLA Montessori for the 2013-2014 school year.
What is Montessori?
Developed in the early 1900’s by Maria Montessori and used internationally in schools for over 70 years, Montessori is a comprehensive educational approach designed to help each individual child reach their full potential at their own unique pace.
The Montessori philosophy values the natural curiosity and ability for learning present within each child. Students learn responsibility, time management, and social skills along with academics within a highly structured, prepared learning environment. Lessons are given individually or in small groups of children with similar interests, skills or academic needs. Students work at their own pace and follow their own interests throughout the sequential curriculum designed to help every individual reach his or her full potential. Students are grouped into multiage classrooms. Younger students are inspired by, and imitate, the work of the older children who act as role models. Older students gain experience and confidence in leadership.
During an uninterrupted, three hour work period, students are guided by the teacher to make choices about where, what, and how long to spend on a particular work. After an initial presentation, students are able to practice and continue their learning independently with the support of specially designed manipulative materials, beautiful charts, timelines and books.
ORLA Montessori offers families the following:
- A tuition-based Pre-K (4 years old by August 31) combined with a tuition free Kindergarten classroom;
- two 1st - 3rd grade classrooms;
- one 4th grade classroom, for the 2012-13 school year.
- We are expanding to include a 5th grade classroom in 2013-14 school year.
Please check out our Enrollment Information page.
- ORLA Montesorri Children's House hours - 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. (Pre-K and Kindergarten) No lunch
- ORLA Montessori Grades 1 - 4 hours - 9:00 - 3:10 p.m. Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m.
One Hour Late Start and Early Release/Conference days - please see ORLA's Montessori Calendar
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Contact: Cheryl Baker ~ email@example.com 360-596-7730
Jann Clare ~ firstname.lastname@example.org - Children's House (Pre-K - K)
Kristin Weed ~ email@example.com - 1st - 3rd Grades
Jason Santa ~ firstname.lastname@example.org - 1st - 3rd Grades
Tim Brewer ~ email@example.com - 4th Grade