We offer a drop-off/pick-up time, which we call "gate time." Morning drop-off occurs between 8:15 and 8:30am. Afternoon drop-off is from 12:45 to 1:00pm. Pick-up times are from 11:15 to 11:30am, 12:45 to 1:00pm and 3:45 to 4:00pm. Teachers help your child in and out of their car seats. This is done for parents' convenience and to provide a smooth transition to school. You are always welcome to park your car and bring your child into the school.
Snacks and Lunch
Snacks are served during each class time, after nap and in the late afternoon. Nutritious meals, prepared by our cook, are served to children staying for lunch. Children may also bring their own lunches, if desired. The younger children stay in their classrooms to have lunch with their teachers. The older children go to the multipurpose room for their lunch. All lunches are served by the teachers and then food is passed family style, to learn table manners and how to care for others during mealtime. Quiet conversation is encouraged during meals so that meal time is a pleasant experience for all.
We are a nut-free school and we work closely with parents whose children have special dietary needs.
Our spacious playground allows children to play freely to develop their large motor skills as they climb, run, swing and slide. A large play-structure, sandbox, slides, swings, balls and many outside toys are available, as well as a basketball hoop. The cement area provides space for sidewalk chalk, bouncing balls and other activities. We promote outdoor play each day, weather permitting, to provide socialization and fun play. Small garden areas are available outside each classroom to plant and care for vegetables and flowers in the spring and summer. Our harvest becomes part of our snack and nutrition education in the fall. A beautiful city park located immediately next to the playground offers more opportunities for play.
Our Summer Program offers the same schedule as above and begins immediately following the close of the academic year. The goal of the summer program is to offer children fun and meaningful experiences with a variety of themes such as nature, Colorado wildlife, art, music, and movement. Children also have available to them the Montessori curriculum in practical life, sensorial, language, math, science and geography/culture. A theme is set each summer and we spend more time outdoors. The Montessori classroom learning environment is available to the children each day. We have small gardens outside the classrooms for planting vegetables and flowers. Nearby open space provide wonderful opportunities for nature walks. One day per week is our designated "Water Day," when the children will be outside with sprinklers and other water activities, during their class time. We have lunch outside, picnic-style, on these days, as well.
Extra-Curricular Classes are offered before or after class time. Our school contracts with outside teachers who offer classes including dance, art, music, Spanish and soccer. This is done for parents' convenience and provides students with other experiences during the school week. Parents pay additional fees to these teachers.
Extended Day and All Day Programs include the Morning Preschool, Lunch and Afternoon Nap, Preschool or Kindergarten,
depending on the needs and age of the child.
Please click here to see a detailed daily schedule.
We offer the following programs:
Morning Preschool 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
AM Preschool + Lunch 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch + PM Preschool 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Preschool 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Day Program 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All Day Program 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Louisville Montessori School is open year-round and enrollments are accepted throughout the year. We offer flexible schedules of four or five days per week for those in preschool, five days per week in kindergarten class. The academic year follows the Boulder Valley School Calendar. Childcare is available on most school holidays for children in our all-day program or, for an extra fee, for those choosing any other programs.
The school day begins with the children being dropped off at school and enjoying the spacious playground, weather permitting. Each class time begins and ends with the classroom community participating in large group activities. During the preschool and kindergarten classes, the teachers give individual and small group lessons and guide the children in their exploration of the Montessori learning environment. The children are encouraged to make choices from the many learning materials according to their interests, to focus and concentrate, to work independently and in small groups, in order to satisfy their own learning needs.
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