Community Montessori is a focus school within the Boulder Valley School District.
What is a focus school? Focus school programs include both educational programs in separate schools and programs within neighborhood schools, sometimes called strands, that have a distinct theme or philosophy. Students must open enroll both into focus schools and focus programs in their neighborhood school.
Community Montessori is a 100% open enrollment school.
For all students, admission to Community Montessori is by lottery through the BVSD open enrollment process. We are a school without neighborhood boundaries.
Community Montessori is the only public Montessori school in Boulder Valley.
Community Montessori serves children from age 3 through age 11, preschool through 5 th grade. Maria Montessori's theory of child development is based on three-year cycles. The mixed age grouping of children at each level corresponds with this theory. Children will usually have the same teacher for three years. The Pre-K cycle is an integral foundation for the elementary cycles.
Primary - Preschool through K (ages 3-6):
The carefully prepared Montessori classroom facilitates the preschool child's development of independence, concentration, coordination and sense of order. Learning activities are hierarchical and move from the concrete to the abstract in the following curriculum areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts and Cultural.
The Community Montessori Preschool + full-day kindergarten is tuition based with financial assistance available for those who qualify based on income.
Lower Elementary Grades 1-3 (ages 6-9),
Upper Elementary Grades 4-5 (ages 9-11):
The elementary curriculum offers a continuum that builds on the preschool experience and reflects a new stage of development. The child learns through individual, or collaborative discovery of concepts by participating in experiential work in the following curriculum areas: Mathematics, Geometry, Language Arts, Science, Geography, History, Music, Art, Practical Life, Computers and Physical Education.