In addition to the Montessori curriculum,
we offer the following special programs:
Weekly music classes are offered to all of the students.
Our music specialists bring a passion for and a joy of music. Students
sing, play instruments, and learn music theory. The students share their
accomplishments during Arts Night at
the end of the school year.
Art is available in the classroom at all times, including
drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, theater, performance, puppetry,
carpentry, animation, and various crafts. We also visit museums, attend
performances and invite specialists in their field to share their passions.
Foreign Language Classes
Foreign language classes are offered weekly to all students.
We have offered French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, depending
on students' interests.
A jr. high student showing preschoolers her International Day display.
In late October the classes host an International Day celebration.
The oldest students are ambassadors from their chosen country (complete with
set up with items from their country--food, costumes, art, maps, etc.). Parents
and friends come into the classrooms to share their heritage or travels with
the students. International games and treats are shared, and a good time
is had by all.
We ski and snowboard every year at Ragged
Mountain in Danbury for 5 Fridays. Parents are encouraged to
come to ski as well! We have lessons in the morning and then ski
for the rest of the day. Skiing is a great opportunity for the children
to exercise their independence, responsibility, and sense of accomplishment.
It is amazing to watch how quickly the students become great skiers.
Two first grade students skiing.
The Jr. High Class trip to Italy.
The Preschool students take 2 major trips in the school
year; a trip to an apple orchard, and in the spring, a trip to a maple
sugaring farm. During the preschool summer
camp, field trips are taken weekly.
The Elementary students take many field trips throughout the year to
complement the curriculum and the interests of the students. There is
also an annual overnight camping trip for all Elementary students. The
Jr. High has an Odyssey trip in the Spring (England, Iceland, Italy, NYC, Montreal, Quebec, Washington, DC, USA Road Trip are some of our adventures).
Thursday, May 5--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10--4th grade visit to Strawberry Banke
Wednesday, May 11--Junior High Parent dinner 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Sun, May 14 & 15--JH parking cars at the Sheep and Wool Festival
May 17 to 26--Junior High to London and Iceland
Friday, May 20--Lower Elementary Camping Trip
Monday, May 30th--No school, Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 1--Move-up day, new students visit for the day and Kindergarten, 3rd and 5th,6th grade students move up to new classrooms.
Thursday, June 2--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 8--Junior High Graduation and Potluck dinner, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10th--Kindergarten Graduation
Monday, June 13th--Summer Program Begins
Last Day of School--Friday June 10 Junior High, Monday June 13 Lower El, Tuesday June 14 Upper El (different ending times because of weekend make-up days)