School Programs

Our academic school year (September to May) offers programs for Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten to students 2-1/2 to 6-years-old.

31848_134136653264378_6911664_nWe believe children should have a rich learning environment that supports the development of the entire child. Your child will experience a prepared environment with “jobs” (Montessori-style learning tasks) designed for the development of practical life, language, sensorial, math and cultural skills and knowledge. After observing your child in our prepared environment we provide individualized support for your child in acquiring academic and social skills, and we have scheduled parent-teacher conferences to discuss your child’s status and progress. School year programs include Music Together®, our Garden of Learning, and yoga. Spanish and Mandarin language sessions are offered as optional add-ons.

Kindergarten instruction is individually paced in order to meet or exceed California state standards for Kindergarten knowledge targets. Pre-Kindergarten instruction is based upon many of the same instructional materials and is individually paced to meet the primary goal of “Kindergarten readiness,” and the secondary goal of achieving Kindergarten knowledge targets. Since these are more academically challenging programs than preschool, and because we are committed to our students’ success, we require that Kindergarten students be at least 5 years old by December 2nd of the year in which they enroll for Kindergarten. While we do not have a specific age requirement for Pre-Kindergarten, we recommend that Pre-K students be 3-1/2 to 4-years-old and be academically and emotionally prepared for this type of instruction.

Parent participation is not required for attendance at American River Montessori — we recognize that not every parent’s schedule can accommodate this. However, we strongly encourage parent participation in classes, parent-teacher conferences, and school events — parent participation correlates strongly with student success.

School Programs:

2-Day, Tue/Thu
3-Day, Mon/Wed/Fri
5-Day, Mon-Fri

Morning Session, 8:15am to 11:15am
Afternoon Session, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Preschool (am, pm, or all-day), Pre-K (am, pm, or all-day)
& Kindergarten (am, pm or all-day)
Afternoon Kindergarten (alternate time), 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Aftercare available from end of afternoon session up to 5:00pm

Priority Enrollment for Current Students & Siblings is through April 20, 2015.
Open Enrollment begins April 21, 2015.