Specials, Ancillary & Extended Hours Programs
The Montessori curriculum is rich and varied; it involves music, art and hands on exploration of their world. Specials are offered as part of the kindergarten and elementary programs and take place during the regular school day.
Art (1st-6th grade)
Music - Chorus (1st-6th grade)
A variety of after-school enrichment classes are offered throughout the year for all ages. Generally, preschool ancillaries are offered from 12:45pm-1:15 pm and kindergarten-6th grade ancillaries are offered from 3pm-4pm. The cost is included in the price of extended hours for preschoolers. The cost of after school ancillaries are typically $12 – $25 per class, depending on the activity. Ancillaries are offered in the fall, winter, and spring.
Chess (offered during the school day on Fridays)
Instrument Lessons (offered during the day)
Please note: These classes demand a high level of interest and concentration from the students. This kind of specialized instruction is not appropriate for everyone and is, therefore, optional. These activities are geared more for children four years old and up. For most three year olds, it's recommended to wait until the winter and spring before enrolling in ancillaries. Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is first come, first serve.
Extended Hours Program
After-school care is offered every day until 5:30 pm. During this time, children have time for free play as well as some structured activities (reading stories, doing crafts, singing songs, etc.) Space for nap time is provided where needed.
If you know you will be using After Care (3:00 pm to 5:30 pm) or Pre-K Extended Day (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm) on a regular basis, you can use Sawyer to pre-pay for certain days and hours per month, and you will get a discount. For example, you can choose to purchase After Care from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will be charged a monthly rate which amounts to 3 weeks per month, giving you some extra days for free. You will be purchasing this for the entire semester, but your credit card will be charged on a monthly basis.
To utilize extended hours on a drop-in basis, contact the Main Office in the morning the same day care is needed. Extended Hours is $12 per hour per child from noon to 3 pm, and $10 per hour per child from 3:00 - 5:30 pm, and you will be billed monthly, as in the past.
At pick-up, sign-out your child(ren) from the staff person in charge (usually, Liz Gray). The Main Office must be notified to ensure children are directed accordingly (eg. not put on the bus, etc.), do not direct extended hours requests to teaching staff or extended hours staff!
If you are sending your child to After Care on a regular basis after an ancillary, you can pre-pay that as well by adding it to the cart when you purchase the ancillary.
Preschool children staying for Extended Hours will need to bring a lunch or have a lunch ticket.
IMPORTANT! Due to limited staffing, Extended Hours will not offered the following dates:
Halloween Celebration (October)
Holiday Concert (December)
Science Fair (June)
Beach Picnic and Field Day (June)
Click here to learn more about the Extended Hours program.