A note about our Christmas tree sale
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our nonprofit school through our Christmas tree fundraiser!
MdMCS will not be selling Christmas Trees this year. Our outdoor campus area is being used for outdoor classrooms and there is too much risk associated with having buyers on our campus during the pandemic.
Everyone already on our buyer list will be contacted next year. Please message us with your email if you'd like to be added to our list.
We still need and thankfully accept donations.
The current COVID-19 pandemic and response to it will seriously impact all families in the MdMCS community. Our school will face difficult decisions and financial strain as the situation continues. Now is an especially important time for people to make donations to support local nonprofits and community organizations. If you can, please donate today to help us continue to offer a Montessori education to all who want one.
MdMCS is a 501.3c.
There are many ways to support MdMCS. You can donate now through our Paypal link below or support any of our current FUNDRAISERS. Any way you donate,
your support helps MdMCS continue to offer reduced tuition for eligible students and provide a high quality Montessori program on the Coast.
Donations are tax-deductible.
THE ELEMENTARY EXPERIENCE AT MDMCS
Our elementary program reflects the core principles identified by the North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA). These are as follows:
Integration of the arts, sciences, geography, history, and language that evokes the native imagination and abstraction of the elementary child.
Presentation of the formal scientific language of zoology, botany, anthropology, geography, geology, etc., exposing the child to accurate, organized information and respecting the child's intelligence and interests.
The use of timelines, pictures, charts, and other visual aids to provide a linguistic and visual overview of the first principles of each discipline.
Presentation of knowledge as part of a large-scale narrative that unfolds the origins of the earth, life, human communities, and modern history, always in the context of the wholeness of life.
A mathematics curriculum presented with concrete materials that simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.
Emphasis on open-ended research and in-depth study using primary and secondary sources (no textbooks or worksheets) as well as other materials.
Montessori-trained adults who are "enlightened generalists" (teachers who are able to integrate the teaching of all subjects, not as isolated disciplines, but as part of a whole intellectual tradition).
"Going out" to make use of community resources beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Studies are integrated not only in terms of subject matter but in terms of moral learning as well, resulting in appreciation and respect for life, moral empathy, and a fundamental belief in progress, the contribution of the individual, the universality of the human condition, and the meaning of true justice.
(Adapted from NAMTA Montessori Elementary Program)
MdMCS is a non profit organization. Without the donations made by families, and funds earned through fundraising, Montessori del Mar could not operate. Over half of our students are accepted with reduced tuition. Donations are what allow us to serve a socioeconomically diverse learning community. Please help!
MdMCS was built on the core principles of Montessori philosophy and parent-teacher collaboration. Parents played an integral role in developing our program and participate in parent-teacher agreements that support student learning, and maintain the home-school connection by being informed about Montessori philosophy and the school's values. We are extending this spirit of collaboration to our community as we develop opportunities for our older students to serve and learn from community organizations and members.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ...
“I cannot express enough gratitude for the outdoor classroom set up. It has had such a positive impact on my kids well being and in fact has sparked their excitement to learn in new ways. Much thanks to the staff at MDMCS for their efforts to create a thoughtful hybrid learning program.“