Though the digital school calendar is the most up-to-date source for events at SJMS, we are offering a printable, 8.5" x 14" PDF version of the calendar for your convenience and a standard letter-sized PDF of some highlights for the 2018-2019 school year.
St. Joseph Montessori School is pleased to offer you this Curriculum Map, a broad overview of the educational experiences we offer at our school for each level. The Curriculum Map is a result of our collaboration as educators. It aims to demonstrate the genius of the Montessori approach, which meets the needs of each individual student through a prepared environment, and a teaching method that respects the growing child.
Email & Text Notifications for School Closings and Early Dismissals
Get text message and/or email reminders of days when SJMS is closed as well as notifications of snow days right when the decision is made to close! To participate, simply follow this link. If you change your mind later, you can easily unsubscribe. Also, messages will only be sent regarding school closings; parents will not receive text messages from this service for any other reason.
Becoming a Montessori Parent
If the Montessori philosophy and method of education is new to you, there is a lot to learn and it can be overwhelming. The best way to learn is to experience Montessori through the eyes of your child. However, it is important to understand a bit about what and how your child will be learning. To get started:
Come to an open house or schedule a tour of our campus
Observe an age-appropriate classroom
Familiarize yourself with the basics of the Montessori Method by reading books by or about Maria Montessori, perusing the websites of Montessori accrediting bodies like the American Montessori Society, and attending parent education events here at SJMS.
As a Montessori parent, there is much you can do to reinforce and build on your child’s classroom experience. Take time to fully understand the Montessori approach by reading and asking questions. Create continuity in your child’s development by using the Montessori principles of order, independence, and self-motivation at home.
The Montessorian is our award-winning school newspaper. Published four times per year, the newspaper includes news of school activities, alumni updates, puzzles, jokes, and more. Students write and edit articles, take photographs, and assist with layout of the paper. All students, staff members, and faculty are invited to contribute. Click here to view the archive of all digitized issues.