Is this school a good fit for your family?
We serve families that value a Christian world-view and who want their children to grow up to be problem-solvers who love God and others. Our families also have a strong desire to be a part of that process in a meaningful and manageable way, which allows them to be engaged in their child’s education without being overwhelmed by it.
At Providence, parents decide how much they can be involved.
Parent Volunteering. There are 20 hours of parent volunteer time required per year which can be completed by parents, grandparents or other involved family members. We also have a buy out option for families that are unable to complete these hours.
Parent volunteer options include: buying fresh flowers and plants for the classrooms, washing towels, making homemade play dough, helping on the grounds, heading up an art or craft project, sharing about your career or hobby, buying supplies for the class, being a parent ambassador or room rep, planning class community events, set up and clean up at various community events, and serving one of our board committees.
No Homework. Time at home with family is valued and protected. Children are not required to do homework – no evening meltdowns – just quality family time and fun projects that you can guide and facilitate.
Parent Communication. Parent communication is with teachers and your child during daily check ins at drop off or pick up, weekly Montessori Moment updates for the class, monthly newsletters, and twice a year parent- teacher and student-led conferences. We also give helpful instruction so when you ask your child what they did that day, you don’t just hear, “I played.”
Parent Workshops – We have three parent workshops a year to help better understand the Montessori philosophy. Topics include: Parenting strategies that work, Montessori at home, traditional vs Montessori educational principles, Montessori curriculum overview at every age, best practices for managing behavior, and other parent requested workshops.
Community-wide events. We create memories throughout the school year such as Grandparent’s Day, Fall Festival, Fall and Spring Field Trips, Daddy’s Art Show, Barnes and Noble Music Event, Mother’s Tea, May Day Festival and Graduation and Moving-Up Ceremony. In addition, classroom led social events outside of class time bring us closer to others in our community. End of year family trips for the elementary and middle academy take it to the next level.
Special emphasis is placed on parent involvement during the most critical years: in The Middle Academy. Students have Friday at home days with enrichment class supervised by parents. Parents become a valuable source of wisdom and knowledge as students utilize their parents network to plan field studies, special speakers and plan community service opportunities.
It’s hard to balance marriage, work and parenting. We know that when you become a part of Providence, we are committing to helping your child be then best they can be. This includes providing those vital touch points and traditions that over time create the memories and relationships we really want with our children.