(Stepping Stones & 1st-6th Grade)
Microschooling is an educational model that emphasizes small class sizes and personalized learning. It typically involves one teacher or facilitator leading a small group of students in providing personalized instruction. This teaching style allows for more individualized attention and engagement, which can help students better understand the material. Microschools often focus on hands-on learning, project-based learning, and experiential learning activities. They are often seen as a more flexible and creative alternative to traditional schools.
Montessori Method for Elementary
The elementary school child occupies what Maria Montessori called the “second plane of development.” Children at this stage are in a period of rapid intellectual growth as they develop the ability for rational thinking. Children want to know the how and why of things. Through exploration and experimentation, they discover the quantities and facts of the world.
Montessori methods are applied to elementary age children by providing individualized learning environments that are tailored to their specific needs and interests. Teachers use a variety of teaching strategies to promote self-directed, independent learning. They also create a sense of community by encouraging collaboration and communication between students. Montessori methods also focus on developing the whole child by cultivating academic, social, and emotional skills. The ultimate goal is to foster a love of learning and to develop independent, life-long learners.
2022 - 2023 School Year
Our programming runs four days per week (Mon-Thur)
An enrichment Friday program is available on a limited basis
Monday-Thursday, 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Optional Friday 8:15 - 4:15 PM
Serving 1st-6th Grade,
Our lesson plans can and do exceed "grade-level norms" based on each learner's ability
*Our standards and curriculum meet and exceed CCSD standards*
We have created Stepping Stones as our introduction to micro-schooling
Stepping Stones will prepare learners for 1st-grade level Montessori base programming, which requires specific skills and the ability to work independently (there is a minimum age requirement for Stepping Stones, and placement is based on MPM staff discretion)
Annual independent skills testing to track student's academic progress, mastery, and development
This programming is intended for families who have chosen to homeschool. We operate on an optional year-round schedule, with our 2022/2023 program running from June 2022 to May 2023.
Should you choose to participate only during a traditional school year cycle, our programming runs
August 2022-May 2023
Organized and facilitated by trained Montessori teachers with years of Montessori classroom experience. Our teachers have completed early childhood through upper elementary Montessori training.
We teach using Montessori methods and materials and cover CCSD standard academic subjects. Due to the small program size, we can personalize each enrolled students' teachings.
Due to this being a homeschooling model, the parent remains the "director" of the enrolled student's education and must complete the "Notice of Intent " if this will be the first year of homeschooling. Parents also remain responsible for submitting the student's educational plan (we will be able to assist you with this component).