School Day Schedule
School Hours 7:30 am – 5:45 pm.
7:30 – 8:15 am Sunrise Option
8:30 – 11:30 am Morning Work Session (uninterrupted)
11:30 am Recess
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Afternoon Work Session: Class Meeting, Circle, Small Group Lessons, Topic Extensions, Music, and Physical Education
3:00 pm Cultural Enrichment Program
3:30 pm School Day Classroom Dismissal
3:30 pm Children’s House Tea Time Program (Monday – Thursday, no class Friday)
3:35 pm Cultural Enrichment continued (Monday – Thursday, no class Friday)
4:30 pm Cultural Enrichment Dismissal
4:30 pm Sunset Option (Monday – Thursday, no class Friday)
5:45 pm School Closed
School will begin promptly at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Parents may drop children off between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Parents should pick children up between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. Students enrolled in extended day programs can be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and picked up as late as 5:45 pm, depending on individual program enrollment.
The three-hour work period is a hallmark of the Montessori school day. It is an uninterrupted work cycle during which children chose to work with materials as guided by the teacher. It offers an appropriate amount of time for the student to work individually, to work with peers, and to work with the teacher. Group activities and “circle time” will be at the discretion of the teacher. Classroom assemblies, celebrations and student presentations will be scheduled during the afternoon work period so as not to disrupt the morning work cycle.