At Spokane Public Montessori, we follow the Montessori philosophy to foster the independent development and interests of our children. The authentic Montessori prepared environment nurtures the intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual potential of the whole child.
At Spokane Public Montessori, we are committed to
 
Learning, Community, Work, Peace, and Respect 
You can learn more about our school and the Montessori philosophy by visiting the About Our School section of our website, and by watching the video below.
 
 
Applications are accepted for students entering grades K-8th, from families residing within the Spokane Public Schools district (see map). Because of the numerous applications Spokane Public Montessori receives, there is a lottery process for admitting students. We strongly encourage you to attend one of our monthly orientation meetings, where you can learn more about our school and process, and decide if Montessori is the right choice for your student and your family.
 
Applications are available online at
https://enroll.spokaneschools.org/enrollment
(2017-18 applications open on January 1, 2017)
(2017-18 applications open through February 15, 2017)
(2017-18 applications reopen on February 23, 2017)
 
Priority applications for next year will be accepted between January 1st, 2017 and February 15th, 2017. After this period, the lottery process will be run. Families who missed the priority application deadline can apply beginning February 23rd, 2017 and will be placed on a wait-list in the order their application is received.
 
If you have questions, please review our Enrollment FAQs. For even more information on our enrollment process, please review our district enrollment website, or contact principal Shannon Lawson at (509) 354-6404 or ShannonLa@spokaneschools.org.

Questions to Consider

Regarding philosophy:
  • Am I supportive of an educational philosophy which encompasses academic goals as well as: social service, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, environmental education, focus on process vs. product?
  • Am I comfortable with curriculum that includes: evolution, multiculturalism, ecology?
  • Am I comfortable with narrative progress reports and student work portfolios where numerical/letter indicators (grades) and grad level comparisons are not given?
  • Am I prepared to make a six year commitment where learning objectives are met in a three-year cycle, not by grade levels?
As a parent:
  • Am I willing to support and participate in Montessori activities as well as whole school activities?
  • Am I willing to attend all parent education programs?
  • Am I able to volunteer in the classroom or on committees in support of the program?
Is my child:
  • Able to follow through independently with minimum of adult direction?
  • Able to focus in a busy environment in which many activities are going on at once?
  • Able to work at an individual pace within a multi-age classroom?

At Spokane Public Montessori, we:

  • Create lifelong learners and prepare children for life as citizens of a global community and stewards of the earth.
  • Support service to our school, community, nation, and world.
  • Work collaboratively with families to create a peaceful, supportive, compassionate, and welcoming community where the understanding of and respect for differences lead to appreciation, self-reflection, and personal growth.
  • Develop responsibility and support freedom in an environment where all children choose purposeful activity and meaningful work with focus on intrinsic rewards.
  • Follow Montessori principles and pedagogy.
  • Seek to create a positive experience for all children to develop to their fullest potential while fostering independence, critical thinking, and creativity. 
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