North Pole Montessori’s mission is to provide an environment which is both safe and enjoyable for children in their early learning years.
Through the community built within North Pole Montessori, we strive to provide a fun and safe environment using the Montessori Method and materials to support our educational philosophy. We encourage children to engage in an independent and self-paced exploration of the materials to build upon the child’s natural desire to learn. In doing so we are able to instill a love of learning which should travel well beyond the Preschool/Kindergarten/Lower Elementary years into the rest of a child’s educational journey.
The staff leads by example as they are trained in the educational necessity of meeting a child’s needs in the four categories of development; social, emotional, physical, and intellectual. This allows for the methodology and work of Maria Montessori in truly following the child as they explore and expand in their natural desire to learn. The staff is meant to work in the role of a guide rather than a teacher to better assist each child’s growth during their time in the program.
The time for our 2020-2021 is quickly approaching and we have secured a new, larger location!!! We are offering in-person learning for both Our Children’s House (preschool) and Lower Elementary programs (ages 2.5-9 years). We do have very limited spaces available in Children’s House and a handful of Lower Elementary spaces available. Please contact the school via email or phone 907-750-5210 to discuss your child. We are excited to expand in North Pole and continue sharing the amazing opportunities the Montessori educational method can provide!
If you were unable to join or missed our Parent Meeting for the coming school year, please review the slides attached. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
20-21 Beginning School Update
We had to make the tough decision to follow the NSBSD closure for next week. With travel over spring break and the true uncertainty of what happening, we simply can’t risk the safety of our children, staff, and families. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this causes and have every intent of being open March 23. If that becomes a decision out of our control, we will share the information as soon as we receive it. Current families check your email and Facebook as we are planning to put together some help in distance learning ideas over this coming week.
We are excited to begin offering camps during our school closure times. Our first camp will take place over the week of April 27-May 1. For the remainder of March and most of April, we will be covering nutrition and health topics. This is always a really amazing unit and one which will lead nicely into gardening. For those attending camp, they will get the head start in designing our outdoor garden, checking in on our sprouts growing in the classroom, and have the chance to design their own take-home pot and plant.
Camps are available from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday, no before or after school options will be available. A child can attend 1-5 days with a $40/day or $200/week fee. Staff and space are limited, so please be sure to contact one of us to secure your spot!
If you are interested in some of the information delivered or would like to review the resources for the presentation given by Ms. Shana, the PowerPoint is linked below. This was a really great opportunity to talk, learn a few things, and hopefully share some of the differences/important aspects of play in the Montessori environment.
The children have voted to have a baking day on Halloween Day (10/31). The staff has created a menu and sign up list for anyone interesting in providing ingredients or volunteer time. We appreciate you all and look forward to the fun day!
We will be sending out newsletter periodically. Let us know what you think of the first edition!
Oct 19 NPM Newsletter
Greetings and Happy Weekend!
Heading into our new school year we wanted to make a few announcements/reminders. The Parent Handbook has been updated to reflect our new Private School classification and can be found under the Parent Resource tab. Also, as our temperatures slowly remind of us of our impending Fall and Winter weather, please review the required gear for children. For the next month, we HIGHLY recommend at least a light jacket, rain boots, and even a light pair of gloves to be in cubbies. Waterproof is best as children have no fear of rolling around in the rain or on the wet ground (one of the greater joys of childhood!). We will also have our new school gear (in both child and adult sizes) available near the beginning of September, i.e whenever the box arrives 🙂 Finally, we are in the interview process for an additional afternoon/after school Assistant. We hope to have the position filled by the end of next week! Meet the teacher information will go up as soon as we confirm our new team member.
Some of you may have noticed updates to our website with an additional age group. We are witnessing the need and happy to be able to offer a choice in Lower Elementary for the coming 2019-2020 school year! Thank you for all of your support in allowing our school to grow!!!