Mission

The MdMCS mission is to create a purposeful, stimulating, and

nurturing Montessori learning environment. Learning at MdMCS

is an expansive, child-centered, and collaborative undertaking

rooted in the Montessori values of social justice, humanitarianism,

and environmental stewardship. MdMCS strives to develop

inspired life-long learners and a sense of global citizenship

in our community.

 

Vision

Our vision is to create a vibrant and comprehensive Montessori

program serving the diverse community of the Mendocino coast.

By establishing a cohesive learning community, we will build understandings

of Montessori philosophy and practice, and foster a culture of working together with respect for the students and program. We create a learning community where children realize their academic, social and personal potential while maintaining a global perspective.

 

Values

At Montessori del Mar Community School, we believe that parents, students, and staff play important roles in making our learning community the best it can be.  We value shared leadership, Montessori philosophy/method and engaged community.

 

We ask MdMCS parents and guardians to:

  1. Engage in organizational development processes and structures including the Site Planning Council, MdMCS Board meetings, parent education and meetings, and other activities.

  2. Support the day-to-day operations of the school and adhere to school procedures.

  3. Learn more about the Montessori method, and its implementation in the classroom and at home.

  4. Communicate regularly and respectfully, with Community School administration and staff, leadership bodies like the MdMCS Board of Directors, and other members of the MdMCS community.

  5. Develop and adhere to parent-teacher agreements.

 

We ask MdMCS teachers/staff to :

  1. Engage in organizational development processes and structures including the Site Planning Council, MdMCS Board meetings, parent education and meetings, and other activities.

  2. Be trained in, and receive Montessori credentials/diploma from, a Montessori teacher education program (teaching staff).

  3. Participate in ongoing professional development including, but not limited to, attending AMS, AMI, and NAMTE conferences, working with Montessori teacher trainers, and observing accredited Montessori programs.

  4. Reflect on current practice, be responsive to feedback/input, and collaborate with the MdMCS administration and Board of Directors, parents, and students, to design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs and operational policies.

  5. Implement practices and systems for healthy ongoing communication with families that includes active listening, consistent written communications and follow-up to parent meetings and conversations.

  6. Develop and follow parent-teacher and teacher-student agreements.

 

We ask MdMCS students to:

  1. Participate in the classroom community by engaging in lessons, independent work, and whole class activities/meetings.

  2. Be safe, respectful, responsible, and productive at the school and beyond.

  3. Practice the Montessori method and be guided by teachers and school support staff.

  4. Communicate with teachers, staff, and parents about academic and social experiences at the school.

  5. Develop and follow teacher-student agreements.

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Call us:

707-964-7311

Find us: 

22850 N. Highway 1 Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Montessori del Mar Community School Non-discrimination Policy

Montessori del Mar Community School does not discriminate in employment or in the admission or expulsion of a child on the basis of gender, national origin, ancestry, primary language, race, religion, class, handicap or disability or the marital status, religious beliefs, sexual preference, or political persuasion of the employee, student or student's family.