Alpine Montessori provides children with a hands-on learning experience
and encourages decision making, sparking their desire to seek a lifetime of learning.

Alpine Montessori School strives to model an evolving Montessori learning community, fostering the unlimited potential that lives within each of us.

We celebrate the unique gifts within each member of our community. We attend equally to the education of the heart as well as the mind. We promote social justice, global awareness, and peace.


Our Educational Goals

We create an environment of learning with the following aims in mind:

Foster growth in the child
  • Toward greater independence and problem solving
  • Toward the enjoyment of learning
  • Toward a mature sense of justice and fairness
  • Toward respect for oneself, other people, and the planet
  • Toward understanding the patterns of the Universe
  • Toward greater skills in oral and written communication
  • Toward greater responsible group membership

Provide an optimal learning environment
  • Diverse set of Montessori materials, activities, and experiences
  • Schedule that allows large blocks of uninterrupted learning time
  • Classroom atmosphere that encourages social interaction
  • Space for personal, small group, and whole class learning activities
  • Integrated curriculum including areas of exploration
  • Available library with resource books and multi-media equipment
  • Identifiable ground rules
  • Aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Outdoor space to accommodate rigorous physical activity

Emphasize core Montessori values and techniques in our program
  • Encourage intrinsic motivation, spontaneous activity, and self-education
  • Encourage cooperative learning through peer teaching and social interaction
  • Encourage social awareness both locally and globally
  • Encourage growth in cultural experiences and knowledge
  • Encourage competencies through repetitive experiences
  • Foster movement from sensorial learning to abstract ideas
  • Foster the development of the imagination and creativity
  • Provide learning activities through physical activity and outdoor work

Use of qualified, professional staff
  • Certified Montessori teachers at the elementary and primary level
  • Continuing professional development for all staff
  • Observational skills to match students' developmental needs with activities
  • Strategies to facilitate the unique and total growth of each individual
  • Leadership skills to foster a nurturing environment supportive of learning
  • A partnership developed with the family
  • Supervision and education of auxiliary classroom personnel

Provide adminstrative support for staff, students and parents
  • Organized as a legally and fiscally responsible entity
  • Non-discriminatory admissions policy
  • Written educational policies and procedures
  • Adherence to state laws and health requirements
  • Current school affiliation with AMS and other professional groups

Maintaining consistent program organization and standards
  • Ungraded 3-year age spans: 3-6 years, 6-9 years, and 9-12 years
  • Personal and group instruction
  • Regularly scheduled parent and teacher conferences
  • Annual diagnostic (standardized) testing
  • Public observation policy


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Alpine Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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