Meeting the needs of the child is a key principle in Montessori education and is something we strive for at Avalon. Choosing the best environment for your child is very important. At Avalon Children’s Montessori School, we believe this decision should not be taken lightly, by the family or by the school.
The Casa Program is for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age. We offer full time and part time options.
The Elementary Program is designed to meet the needs of the child during the second stage of development, for children 6 years and older. Within the Elementary environment, we offer 2 multi-aged classes – Lower and Upper Elementary.
Avalon is the first Montessori school in the Beach to offer a Senior School program. Upon completion at 14 years of age, senior students graduate prepared to meet the expectations of secondary school.
Learning Support Program. Some elementary students in grades 1 through 8, who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities or other challenges that require additional support in a classroom environment, may be able to use the services of our Learning Support Program. The Learning Support Program provides an opportunity for the student to receive the extra time and attention needed to achieve success in academics and other areas of need. We are unable to support children requiring one on one support. Space in this program is very limited. Please speak to us for more information.
Uniforms are mandatory for all elementary and senior level students. We believe a uniform instills respect for self, for peers and for the learning environment. A uniform eliminates stereotypes among peers.
Extended Care is offered beyond regular school hours. We offer before school care from 8-8:30 am and after school care from 4-5 pm daily. Monthly fees are reasonable and available upon request.
We offer a hot catered nutritious lunch for all full time Casa and Lower Elementary students. As students move up through the elementary and senior programs, there are opportunities for opting out of the mandatory lunch program. Parents are encouraged to provide healthy snacks for the classrooms.
Extracurricular activities are offered during and after school hours and provide a rich and diverse learning environment. These activities vary from year to year and depend upon the interests of the students. Over the years, extracurricular activitieshave included chess club, piano, drama, cross country running, dancing, karate and homework club.
Field trips and classroom visitors are fun ways to explore and learn and also allow parents opportunities to participate within the school. We utilize many of the resources available within our community and beyond to augment the curriculum at all levels.
At Avalon, one of the many benefits of a small school setting is the level of communication between the school and the families, providing a great sense of community and love of learning for everyone involved.