Recognized as an American Montessori Society Continuous School Improvement Program
About Woodside Montessori Academy
Opening its doors in 1985, Woodside Montessori Academy educational philosophy is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s ideals and teachings, our program reflects a love and respect for each student. It is student-centered, with a commitment to the success and happiness of each of our students.
Kindergarten Information Night
Thursday, January 9th at 7:00pm
Discover what Montessori education looks like at the Kindergarten level. In a Montessori environment, Kindergarten is the culmination of early childhood and a transition into elementary education.
As with all Montessori curriculum, kindergarten supports the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child. Teachers encourage students to explore and use materials at their own developmental level and pace. The teachers thoughtfully prepare the classroom environment to invite curiosity and stimulate learning. By making independent choices, the child develops self-motivation, self-regulation, and problem-solving skills. Children move from the concrete to the abstract through manipulating, experimenting, and discovering. Teachers find many opportunities to facilitate leadership skills and support students’ spontaneous cooperative efforts. The Kindergarten year is when this all comes together. They are confident and able and ready to become well prepared for first grade and beyond.
Middle School Information Night
Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00pm
The Montessori Middle School experience is an ideal community for early adolescents. Students can stretch themselves, take academic risks, and learn about themselves as leaders and emerging young adults. A Middle School experience emphasizes the relevance of its subject matter and provides a framework through which the students will see connections. Adolescence is the time when students first grapple with their place in the world. They are thinking about who they are and carving out identities and values in a wider context.
Woodside’s Middle School program helps ground young adolescents and allows them to develop and flourish. We provide preparation for the next steps in life through hands-on exploration, travel and provide an environment that practices entrepreneurial community engagement through their micro economy. (Icarus Apiaries)
Sunday, January 26th
Woodside Montessori Academy will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 26th 12-2:00 for prospective families and students who would like to get information about preschool, kindergarten, elementary or middle school. Faculty, parents, students and alumni will be available for questions and to give tours. Please join us to see how a Montessori environment can meet your child’s needs developmentally; academic, social and emotional.
Each classroom will be hosting an in-session open house on Monday, January 27th 9:30-11:00. The in-session is an opportunity to see a classroom in action and to see the variety and complexity of the activities in a Montessori environment. Come see a class in action!
Coming in the Spring!
The Silent Journey and Discovery is an event dedicated to parents to provide the meaningful experience of visiting each of our programs, from Primary through Middle School. We invite you to experience for yourself the magic of the Montessori materials and discover how the lessons learned in our early programs set the tone and lay an important foundation to prepare students for higher academics and critical thinking skills in the upper programs. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain a sense of how the Montessori Curriculum unfolds through the eyes of a child to guide and nurture the natural unfolding of the whole child to inspire intrinsic motivation, a lifetime love of learning and peace.
This program is open to the public, specifically any parent interested in learning about the Montessori continuum. CLICK HERE to register!