Children arrive for community breakfast
Morning work period (integrated, hands-on experiences in language, math, geography, arts, music, and practical life)
Half day dismissal
11:45 am-1:45 pm
Outside time and family-style lunch in classroom
Afternoon work period and napping for younger children
Transition to extended day activities or dismissal
Extended day activities in the Montessori environment, including practical life, gardening, cooking, music, and arts
Activities offered during early morning and extended day periods provide academic, social, and cultural enrichment for students.
The extended day period extends the structure, warmth, and discovery-based nature of the Montessori prepared environment into the late afternoon. Emphasis shifts from the core work of the Montessori curriculum to more informal activities associated with practical life, arts integration, and other enrichment. Examples of extended day activities include: gardening, cooking, handwork, service projects, and outdoor play. All students are offered a light, healthy snack.