School Day Schedule
School Hours 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.
7:30 – 8:15 am Sunrise Program
8:30 – 11:30 am Morning Work Cycle (uninterrupted)
11:30 am Recess – Children’s House
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch – Children’s House / Recess – Elementary
12:30 pm Afternoon Work Cycle / Lunch – Elementary
12:45 pm Half Day Dismissal
3:30 pm School Day Dismissal
3:30 pm Sunset Program (mixed ages, after school activity hour)
5:00 pm Sunset Pick Up (parents may pick up anytime after 3:45)
5:30 pm School Closed
School begins promptly at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Carline drop off and pick up is recommended for all ages. Morning Carline opens at 8:15 and closes at 8:30 am. Afternoon Carline begins at 3:30 and closes at 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 5:00 pm, depending on individual program enrollment.
The three-hour work cycle is a hallmark of the Montessori school day. It is an uninterrupted work period 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 their teacher(s). Group activities and “circle time” are at the discretion of the teacher. Classroom assemblies, celebrations and student presentations are scheduled during the afternoon work period as often as feasible so as not to disrupt the morning work cycle.