Morning Early Arrival (7:30–8:30 A.M.)
This program is available for Elementary and Preprimary students who are toilet trained. The students begin the day with quiet activities under the guidance of experienced teachers. At 8:30 A.M., they are escorted to their regular morning class.
All Day Program (ADP)
This program is available from 11:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M. for MSGL students in the Preprimary Program on the days they are scheduled to attend school. It is available on a first-come, first-served, "space-available" basis. Since we are a school, students must attend their regular school session to be eligible for ADP that day.
For those parents who need care on a predictable basis each week, Consistent Use rates are available. You are committed to this weekly schedule for one month. If your needs change and you wish to cancel, notify us by the last day of the month. If no change is made, you are signed up for the same schedule for the next month. A slightly higher rate applies to those who have an Occasional need. You may register on or after the first of the month for that month if there are spaces available.
Lunch prep is 11:30–11:50 A.M. At this time, children take turns arranging the lunch area, washing up, and setting up their own lunch. Lunch is eaten from 11:50 A.M.–12:40 P.M. Parents should provide a complete lunch in a clearly labeled lunch box. Refrigeration facilities are not available for individual lunches. Students will be learning about nutrition in their Preprimary classes, so please involve them in planning nutritious items in amounts appropriate for young children. Uneaten food is returned home to help you gauge amounts for subsequent meals. Please include necessary utensils. Placemats, napkins, and plates are provided. Active playtime is scheduled for 12:40–1:15 P.M. Lunch Bunch children are dismissed between 1:10 and 1:30.
At 1:15, those staying for the afternoon prepare for rest by toileting and listening to a story. By 1:30, they are resting on their mats. Please provide a small blanket and pillow for this rest period. Students rest for 20–30 minutes. Those not asleep go to the activities room. As they awaken, sleepers join the rest of the group. Remaining sleepers are awakened at 3:00 P.M. A chart of children’s napping times is posted for parents’ information. Afternoon activities supplement the other Montessori programs. Nutrition, art, science, music, health and safety activities are included.
After School Program (3:00–4:30 or 5:30 P.M.)
Elementary & Kindergarten students may remain after school hours, supervised and engaged in both structured and unstructured play.
Early Arrival and ADP are popular options and all times (arrival and pick up) should be arranged in advance with the Office to assure that we do not exceed appropriate child to teacher ratios throughout the day. Once a reservation is made, you are charged for that block of time whether it is used or not.