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.
Join us Tuesday, April 13th @ 2:00pm for our Elementary Science Fair. We have a mixture of informational boards and fun experiments!
Join us tomorrow night (Thursday 3/18) at 8:00 pm for a Preview in Your PJ’s party! https://event.sqweee.com/Event/NotStarted/NPMalaska
Join us via Zoom March 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm for all of the must have information on the coming school year! We are excited to meet each of you! us02web.zoom.us
We are excited to spend the week discovering science! Drop off line will be open 8:45-9:00am and pickup line will be open 2:45-3:00pm. Camp ends Thursday afternoon and no lunch program will be offered this week.
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.