For children who will be at least 18 months of age Willowglen School offers a full day Pre-Casa Program. This unique program offers a Montessori program specifically designed for younger children.
Children who will be turning 3 by December will be ready for the Casa program. The Casa program is designed for children up to 5 years of age. At Willowglen we offer full and half day Casa programs five days per week. Children must be toilet trained to begin classes at the Casa level.
In addition to the full Montessori curriculum, Willowglen School includes French, music, art and physical education.
Our program follows the September to June school year with optional summer programs ensuring that year round care is available.
Students are expected to wear the school uniform. We feel that the wearing of uniforms encourages students to develop pride in their school and in themselves. It also helps build a sense of community among the students. Uniform items are available through Uniform Basics and can be ordered online here.
There will be a progress report in mid October as well as two written reports sent home during the school year. Evaluation for all students is an ongoing process and takes the form of informal observations, anecdotal comments and teachers' records of achievements.
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's education. All classrooms have been designed so that parents may watch the class from the hallway. In this way the students may continue working with less interruption and parents may gain a better understanding of the activity which occurs in their absence.