Lakeview Montessori

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Welcome to Lakeview Montessori

The Lakeview Montessori School may be relatively new to the Sparta area but its curriculum is over a century old.  It was in 1906 that Maria Montessori, an Italian pediatrician turned educator, developed her methods based on what she saw in children in her practice.

Since then thousands of Montessori schools across the world, including 500 in the United States and 56 in Wisconsin, have embraced her concepts.

Lakeview Montessori School was founded in 2004 and we serve children from preschool through sixth grade.

Typical daily schedule:

6:30 a.m.-Community Learning Center at Maplewood Elementary School opens.  Lakeview children who attend will be bussed from Maplewood at approximately 7:30 a.m.  (All children may attend in the morning)

7:30 a.m.-Students may arrive and wait in gym.

-No supervision before 7:30.  Don't bring children early unless parent/guardian is going to supervise.

-Children may participate in breakfast program.

***4 year old children go directly to classroom upon arrival.

7:50 a.m.-Students escorted to classroom by teachers.

8:00 a.m.-Students begin daily routines.

10:20 a.m.-4 year olds dismissed.

11:15 a.m.-12:40 pm-Students eat lunch and have recess.

2:50 p.m.- Students dismissed.

-Meet your child/ren in the gym if you are picking them up.

-Students attending Community Learning Center will be escorted to the appropriate area.

5:00-5:30 pm- Students picked up from Community Learning Center at Maplewood.

(1st through third grade students may attend after school.)

The school is based on the four components of Montessori education:

• Helping each child reach his or her full potential in all areas of life:  social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination and academic skills.  This holistic curriculum allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process and to develop self-esteem.

• Creating a safe and positive environment supportive to the child with self-directed learning and student-teacher relationships built on trust and respect to foster self-confidence and a willingness to try new things.

• Montessori materials that are the focus of learning and expand the child's attention span because the teacher does not continually interrupt him or her.  These specially designed materials stimulate the senses, encourage learning in a sequence and are self-correcting to facilitate learning.

• Montessori teachers, who encourage learning by designing the environment and serving as a resource person, a role model, a demonstrator, observer and facilitator of student learning.

The school is designed to narrow the achievement gap due to socio-economic barriers.  It also will improve students' reading and language arts skills and meet their individual social, emotional and educational needs.