OUR DEDICATION

Follow the Child is dedicated to:

  • providing a high quality Montessori education.
  • providing teachers that are AMS- and/or AMI-trained at the level they teach.
  • providing classrooms that are beautifully equipped with Montessori materials.
  • being a small and diverse community that accepts families of various cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We accept children of various abilities and needs.
  • valuing every child and the unique promise they carry within.
  • giving parents the tools they need to incorporate the Montessori principles in their home.
  • serving the community as a nonprofit organization, which is overseen by a Board of Trustees comprised of volunteer parents, teachers, and community members.

PARENT/SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

Parents are active participants in their children’s education by being:

  • encouraged to share their talents and interests with children, especially in the Elementary levels.
  • encouraged to support Montessori principles at home.
  • actively involved by volunteering 15 hours per year. Parents may assist with classroom support, community events, service learning projects, building and grounds maintenance projects, fundraising, and more.

AGES & TIMES

Toddler House

~14 months and walking to 3 years old
School hours: 8:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m.

Children’s House

~3 to 6 years old

School hours:

  • ~3- to 4-year-olds: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • ~5-year-olds and up: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lower Elementary

~6- to 9-year olds

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Upper Elementary

~9- to 12-year olds

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

After School Programs

Hours:

  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The child at Follow the Child is not ‘taught.’ They are GUIDED by the extraordinary staff to understand their potential and their responsibility to become a positive citizen of the world.

Janet Hoffmann
Grandparent of two Follow the Child students