During this unique time, when the school is operating at a loss like so many other small businesses, there are several ways to continually support CMS! All contributions are genuinely appreciated...
1) A tax deductible donation : simply click the link below!
2) Support of our annual auction fundraiser. This year, we are raising funds to support our staff in attending the American Montessori Society and Montessori Schools of Massachusetts virtual conferences. Our goal is $6500.
3) Shop smile.amazon.com and choose "Concord Montessori School" as your chosen charity. The school will receive a portion of every purchase you make while keeping your purchases anonymous and private. You can also now use AmazonSmile on the app! Simply choose Concord Montessori School as "charity" and do the same shopping as usual (it doesn't affect the price of goods you buy) and help raise funds for school!
You can also support the school when you purchase labels for your kids' clothing and equipment through Mabel's Labels, simply choose "Concord Montessori School" and the school will receive a portion of your purchase.
We are working hard to continually provide our students with engaging learning opportunities. Our teachers are providing an authentic Montessori environment while creatively weaving art, music, poetry, movement, nature and language into the classroom to ignite the curiosity of our students.
As soon as it's appropriate and safe, our "Specials" which include Music, Art, Chinese and Spanish language, Nature and Movement will come back to the classroom to offer the children valuable, unique enrichment.
Our specialized Montessori materials are high-quality and expensive, and our teachers are required to hold specialized educational degrees and certifications. The result is an amazing school but on that may be less affordable to some families. By drawing extra support from our fundraising events and private donations, we manage to keep tuition more affordable and provide need-based scholarships.
We hope you'll feel inspired to support these programs, teacher training and staff development in the form of a tax-deductible gift to Concord Montessori School. All contributions are truly meaningful. Thank you for supporting our school!
Our naturalist offers the children an opportunity to interact with nature, animals, and consider their role in caring for the earth and its creatures. As the children explore the natural environment and its features, materials, animals and plants, they learn about their responsibility as caretakers. The children are inspired to care for the environment, which presents itself in the classroom as the children develop practical life skills, caring for themselves and their environment.
Dr. Montessori described preschool age as the "sensitive period" for language acquisition. Children participate in Chinese lessons in Fall, enjoying songs and finger plays to exercise this part of their capable young minds. In the spring, the children benefit from Spanish lessons.
Our art teacher offers the children opportunities to express themselves creatively through thoughtful, fun and sensorial art projects. Art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, creativity and problem solving abilities. At Concord Montessori, children see beautiful pieces of art on the wall, and each classroom offers paints, pastels, clay, pencils and crayons at the ready. The children work with glue, scissors, and paper in many works in their classroom as well.
Our music teacher engages the children in song, percussion and rhythm exercises. From meaningful songs relating to peace and unity to fan-favorites that allow for marching around the classroom, early music literacy enhances each child's understanding of their own musical potential. In a Montessori environment, the children interact with tone through sound exploration with Montessori bells and classical music is often played softly during work cycles.
Late Care Movement Program
Our school offers the children a special opportunity for movement and an energy-release two afternoons a week. The program brings in a special coach who leads the children in exercises, some individual, some cooperative, that enhance the children's movement, coordination and teamwork.