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Craig Montessori School

Public | PK-8 | 521 students

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Posted October 9, 2013

I love Craig Montessori School! My son is in K4 and has been attending since K3. I had some concerns as far as academic advancement but the learning environment is great. My son does great here. His teachers are involved. It's excellent for children who work well with different age groups. Not only do I love the school so does my son. The school teaches kids how to be independent. By first grade students already have their own lockers. I recommend this school to other parents. One suggestion: be involved. Talk to your child's teacher about what you can do to enhance their overall learning experience. Since Montessori school is different than regular school structures, so parent involvement is a must for the best results. My son does so well here that his teacher already wants him to stay all day after his 5th birthday. She said he's ready. Two thumbs up for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My daughter is in 6th grade and she started attending Craig in 1st grade. They have a different way of teaching the children how to do learn the things that they need to learn. The few teachers that she has had over the year are wonderful and you can tell that they love teaching. I haven't experience any negativity at this school and they have a lot of activities for family involvement as well as for the parent. I wish that the grades went to 12th grade because I use to the staff & I haven't heard anything positive about the Montessori High School except that its for children that attending a Montessori school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

3 of my children attend this school, and I have been very impressed! My children are reading well above their grade level and their mathematics skills are advancing quickly! I have been particularly impressed with the way the teachers have gotten to know each of my children and have moved them along according to their individual readiness. They've also offered parenting classes and suggestions that have made me a better parent! I am a very involved parent, and I agree with the review that community-involvement is a challenge. We are working hard to build a strong community, and there are improvements all the time! The great thing about the parents at Craig is that, even though they're busy and may not be volunteering at school all the time, they're very supportive of their children at home, and they communicate with the teachers to see how they can help their students at home. I would recommend Craig Montessori most highly and also encourage parents to find out how they can get involved. Even a small gift of time will impact this community and help their child as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

This school is the best Montesorri school with dedicated Teachers and staff nurturing our children. My daughter transfered here from another MPS montessori school and advanced very quickly. Mr. Dousman knows his students by name and involved. Ms. Lia and Ms. Panosh are very dedicated teachers and are passionate about our children, if you get either of these teachers, just know that you are very lucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

My son has been with Craig since K3 and he is now a 7th grader. The teachers work with the children individual as well as in groups. I recommend Craig as a school choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Craig is a great school. My kids have attended since 3K, and the teachers are great. I do wish they would have more extracurricular activities available. I think that all of the teachers my kids had have been wonderful in their communication of my kids learning and growing. I do wish there were more parent participation. Most of the activities are run by the same group of parents and its hard to get people involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Reading

All Students12%
Female19%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students13%
Female19%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Reading

All Students10%
Female10%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students21%
Female19%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students24%
Female19%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students10%
Female7%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students7%
Female7%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female20%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students29%
Female20%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students30%
Female36%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students32%
Female41%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female94%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Climate rating
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

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This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 78% 10%
White, not Hispanic 11% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 90%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Phillip J Dosmann
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00
School end time
  • 3:45
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Theopa Tolbert
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (414) 393-4214

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Craig montessori has an active school governance council and a pto that meets monthly to plan events for students and parent from the school community.
More from this school
  • Craig Montessori was featured in a national study conducted by a University of Virginia professor. The study compared Montessori students to students who applied but did not gain acceptance through the lottery. The results were featured in the September 2006 issue of Science Magazine. Data confirmed that Montessori students were at a higher level of acdemic performance at the K-5 level and showed a greater ability to problem solve at both the K-5 and and Grade 5. level.
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Students typically come from these schools
Entry is at the K-3 or K-4 level

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Montessori IB High School
Rufus King IB High School
Riverside University High School
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7667 W Congress St
Milwaukee, WI 53218
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Phone: (414) 393-4200

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