Summer Program

We are happy to announce the themes of our “Explore Outdoors” Summer Program 2018 and hope you will include Middle Creek Montessori in your plans for your child this summer.

Summer at Middle Creek Montessori is VERY fun and exciting! It is possible to enroll around your family vacation plans and to allow your child to attend any or all of the ten-week program, which runs from June 4th to August 10th.

The Toddler Program will be held in the regular Toddler classroom and will follow the same schedule as during the school year, but with additional outdoor walks and water play at playground time. This allows for the consistency and routine that Toddlers need to feel comfortable and to be open to learning. Summer is a great time to introduce a young child to the school community for their first time away from home or in a structured learning environment.

The Primary Program will be held in both the Sunshine and Rainbow classrooms. The Sunshine classroom will have three teachers and the Rainbow classroom will have two. For the most part and depending upon enrollment numbers, Rainbow and Mi Casita children will attend in the Rainbow Class, and Sunshine students will be in the Sunshine Class (along with additional friends who will join us this summer). Both groups will be combined on the playground in the afternoon. Each week will be a different theme, and all activities and projects will focus on that theme. The Primary children will be doing Montessori lessons in the morning, as well as theme-related projects, gardening and walks to see our animals. In the afternoon, the children will eat lunch outside, then get on bathing suits and sunscreen to be able to enjoy wading pools, sprinklers and hoses in the sandbox. Students may attend 3, 4, or 5 days a week in the Primary program. Half-day schedules are available, but we highly recommend a full-day, since the water play happens in the afternoon and the children usually do not want to leave at that time. It is a wet and wonderful summer in the Primary program!

The Elementary Program is open to students entering 1st through 6th Grades and will be in two groups divided by age. The younger students will be in the Lower Elementary Classroom and the older students will be upstairs in the Upper Elementary Class. We are delighted that Ms. Jessica and Mr. Tim, along with other teachers throughout the summer, will be bringing their talents and passion for the outdoors to our program. The Elementary summer program is packed with educational enrichment through hands-on experiments and creative expression. There is a healthy balance of time spent in the classroom learning about the week’s theme and time spent outdoors in the sunshine exploring the natural surroundings of our campus. The program is designed to be full-time, 5-days a week program, so we can really delve into the week’s theme and offer a more in-depth opportunity for learning and exploration. Some exceptions can be made, if necessary. We know your child will have a blast!

Please see the registration form for each respective age group. The main program is offered from 8:30 – 3:15, but the school opens at 8:00 a.m. and After School care will be offered from 3:30 – 5:30 for all age groups. Please be sure to register soon so your child will be able to attend your preferred weeks and schedule. Space is limited.

Summer is one of our favorite times at Middle Creek Montessori. It is always packed with fun, and never long enough. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or if we can be of help to you in any way.  We hope to see you and your child at Middle Creek Montessori this summer as together we explore the great outdoors!



Nancy McNabb

Head of School