Programs

Myrtle Farm Montessori School follows an academic calendar with regular school day programs running from the end of August through mid-June. A supplemental six-week summer program is also offered. All programs follow the traditional Montessori principle of mixed age grouping.

Morning Program: 8:15 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday Age 3-6.
An indoor work period starts the day. Children are free to choose among activities individually or in small groups. A nutritious snack is available. The class comes together as a group for music movement, stories and a short daily lesson. Outdoor activities incorporate free play, gardening, animal care, carpentry and art.

Lunch Hour: Noon to 1 p.m
Children enrolled in the morning program are welcome to sign up for the lunch hour, space permitting. All children enrolled in the enrichment class or full day have lunch included in their program.

Full Day Class: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
(for Pre-K and Kindergarten students):  
8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday Age 4–6
Students in this program are enrolled in the morning program with an additional 3 hours in the afternoon.  Outdoor play, story time, and an indoor work period structure the afternoon. Group time is devoted to expanding the study of area of interest to the class, often in science and social studies. Pre-K and kindergarten students are guided through activities in areas of reading, writing, spelling, mathematical operations and scientific experiments.  Outlets for self-expressions are available in music, drama, art and creative

Younger children who are not yet ready for the enrichment class, enjoy a nap in the afternoon.

Before and After School Childcare:
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 to 4 p.m. Age 3-6
In addition to the 8:15 - 3:15 regular school hours, children may stay for the early morning hour and from 3:15 - 4 p.m. on either a regular or occasional basis.

Summer Session
The summer session is optional and fees are separate from tuition for the academic year. A six-week summer session is typically offered from the middle of June through July. The school is closed in August for staff vacations. Children may enroll in any or all weeks of the summer session and the weeks need not be consecutive.