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Check out a few of the most common questions our school has received. Hopefully you can find the answer you’re looking for. If not, please try referring to our parent handbook or contact us. Every question and comment is important, no matter how simple or complex, so please don't hesitate to contact the school.
Covid -19 Updates
Appleseed Montessori is still accepting registrations for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year. Please visit "Admissions" page where you will find information on new registration procedures including virtual tour of classroom, online meet and greet, and downloadable registration forms.
If schools are not reopened in September 2020 parents will have a choice to either withdraw with no penalty and have deposit fully refunded or remain registered and await such a time as schools are reopened.
What is the difference between a Montessori program and a traditional preschool?
Montessori supports the individual personality and learning style of each child. In a Montessori classroom children are free to move about the room and learn at their own individual pace according to their own choice of activities. Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children are engaged in individual or group activities of their own, with materials that have been introduced to them 1:1 by the teacher who knows what each child is ready to do.
Are there fundraising or volunteer commitments?
There are NO mandatory fundraisers, parent duty days or toy cleaning requirements.
Can I visit the school?
We welcome parents/families into the classroom at anytime, we have an open door policy!
We would love for you to visit our school but please note that for safety reasons and the focus of our students we do not allow drop in visitations without an appointment. Please call
How much is school tuition?
The 2020/2021 monthly tuition for Appleseed Montessori Preschool is $195/mo.
Please note tuition is calculated as an annual amount and divided into 10 equal payments for your convenience. Therefore the amount remains consistent regardless of the number of instructional days in any given month.
Please refer to parent handbook for more information.
Why are children of different ages grouped together?
A key principle of Montessori education is having a multi-age classroom where children are able to learn from each other. Multi-age groupings enable younger children to learn from older children and experience new challenges through observation; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered, develop leadership skills, and serve as role models. They also gain compassion and patience by helping their younger classmates.
What is the class schedule for 2020/2021
Classes are offered 2 days a week on Monday and Wednesdays with an option of morning or afternoons.
PM: 12:05 - 2:30
School closures 2020/2021
Sept. 7 Labor Day
Oct. 12 Thanks Giving
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day
Dec. 21- Jan.1 Winter Break
Feb 15 Family Day
Mar. 22- April 1 Spring Break * Dates to be confirmed
April 4 Easter Monday
May 24 Victoria Day
*please note Spring Break will be 2 weeks but exact dates are still to be confirmed and may change from what is posted.
Do children in Montessori get to do whatever they want?
Children are free to move about the classroom at will. They may talk with other children, choose any material or activity that they understand, or ask a teacher to introduce new materials. The Montessori classroom is carefully prepared with with a variety of materials and activities the children may choose to work with. While a child may choose what material they wish to work with, they must first be presented with a lesson on that material. After receiving a lesson the child is free to continue working with that material for a long as they wish. Teachers keep careful records of what lessons have been given and will check that child’s knowledge in one area before moving to the next lesson. The teacher will offer an alternative material or activity if a child has chosen something beyond their ability.
View Parent Handbook
Find more answers by viewing the parent handbook. Please follow the link below.