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Hours 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Virginia Flynn
District Downtown Montessori Agency
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Painting
1
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used Internships
Montessori
Multi-aged classrooms
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

9
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Music room
Playground

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White, not Hispanic 55% 73%
Hispanic 19% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 19% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 6%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 41%
Female 49% 48%
Male 51% 52%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
1
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
5
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Volleyball
Boys sports Volleyball
Clubs (misc.) Lego Club
  Spanish Club
  PhotoShop Club
Clubs Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Community service
Cub Scouts
Student council / government
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Weekly trips to local library
Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically continue on to these schools Rufus King High School
  Eastbrook Academy
  Reagan IB High School

Awards

Academic award Wisconsin Title I High-Achieving Award
Year received 2014
Academic award Wisconsin Title I High-Progress School Award
Year received 2013
Academic award Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search
Year received 2013

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Italian
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Croatian, Polish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 88% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 13% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 100% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Nature's Classroom
Partner website Http://www.naturesclassroom.org/
Partner The Edible Schoolyard Project
Partner website Http://edibleschoolyard.org/
Partner Discovery World
Partner website Http://www.discoveryworld.org/
Partner Urban Ecology Center
Partner website Http://urbanecologycenter.org/
Partner Boerner Botanical Gardens
Partner website Http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://downtownmontessori.com/enrollment/enrollment-downtown-montessori/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 145
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 37
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012