Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Emily Huyck
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 12

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Year-round
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Montessori
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Education at Montessori Co-op School is a balance of language arts, math, geography, science, computer technology, art, drama and music. Our children are also introduced to foreign languages and enjoy many field trips. The use of sensory materials and practical life skills are emphasized in the toddler and preschool programs and facilitate learning in the elementary years.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Science
Social justice
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
1
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Poetry
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

11
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Tutoring

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 2 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Social emotional skills development In the Toddler Room, we focus on concentration skills, sense of order, independence and coordination using Montessori methods and tools. The children also begin to develop knowledge of phonetics, which serves as a strong foundation for the reading skills developed in the junior and elementary rooms. To be consistent with Montessori philosophy, each child progresses at his or her own pace.
Typical day and activities In the Toddler Room, we focus on concentration skills, sense of order, independence and coordination using Montessori methods and tools. The children also begin to develop knowledge of phonetics, which serves as a strong foundation for the reading skills developed in the junior and elementary rooms. To be consistent with Montessori philosophy, each child progresses at his or her own pace.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 6
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 10
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 15

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 92% 70%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Black 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 16%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
1
Boys Sports
including: PE classes
2
Clubs
including: Community service
Girls sports PE classes
Boys sports PE classes
Clubs Community service
Girl Scouts
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 05:45 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Our school is managed by an elected Board of Directors consisting of parents and staff. We ask all of our parents to donate time and talents to the school. In addition to attending monthly parent meetings to discuss school news and business, parents are required to participate in at least one committee. Co-op means “community”. From monthly parent meetings to family movie night to the annual faculty/parent holiday party, the co-op model means activities designed to help us grow as a community.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying The Co-op’s, small, multi-age, three-year classrooms foster mutual respect and relationships that grow over time. This creates an environment where elementary children feel safe and at home. We work with teachers and and parents to promote learning environments where the students are known and valued as individuals. Children develop lasting relationship with teachers and peers and are encouraged to work collaboratively and cooperatively.

Teachers

4
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Librarian / media specialist
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Every expedition needs a leader and learning adventures are no different. Our teachers and assistant teachers do much more than instruct. They spark curiosity and then stand ready to satisfy it by pointing the way to information and understanding. Their enthusiasm is infectious because they love learning, too.

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We welcome prospective students (and their parents) to visit and see firsthand how we can make a positive difference in their lives. The invitation includes a two-day trial period where children can take part in our activities and see what being a student here is all about. At the same time, parents will have the opportunity to learn more about our practices and schedules so they can decide if the Montessori Co-op School is a good fit for their child and for them.
Learn more Http://mcsomaha.org/tours/
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Application fee amount $75
Application fee waivers available? No
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012