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Superintendent's Message

 “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose


Superintendent's Message

 “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose






Superintendent's Message

We return to school on Monday, August 23rd and are requiring masks for our entire school community over the age of two as well as all visitors to our campus, both in and outdoors, regardless of vaccine status, based on recent CDC guidelines. Our protocols will not be impacted by the latest mandates. We strive to keep our students and one another safe as employ everything within our grasp to combat contagion and spread of the COVID virus and it's variants. That includes masking, rigorous handwashing, random temperature checks, wellness checks online, remote sign in, vigorous cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day and shoeless classrooms to make cleaning easier. Students wear simple slippers or crocks while in class. 

We are prepared for remote learning should there be another pause but we are also able, under our childcare license to continue onsite care for our working families and hope to be able to continue to provide that essential service safely while complying with all health recommendations or orders coming from our state Department of Health.

Superintendent's Message

Home Stretch!

A Parent's Perspective! (Video)
Our New Blog - Montessori Musings Our New Blog - Montessori Musings

Curious about the Montessori method? Want to take a peek inside the Cottonwood community? Visit our blog, Montessori Musings.

Finding the Right School for Your Child Finding the Right School for Your Child

How do you know if Cottonwood School is right for you? Check out our video to learn more.

Why should I choose an Independent School for my child?

The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) has helpful resources that communicate the benefits of private education.

View a 4-minute video on the benefits.

See the CAPE website for more data on the benefits of independent education.

Books on Montessori Topics

Eissler, Trevor.  Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education.  Sevenoff, LLC, 2009.

Hainstock, Elizabeth G.  Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years. Rev. ed. New York: Plume, 1997.

Lillard, Angeline Stoll.  Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius. USA: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Lillard, Paula Polk.  Montessori: A Modern Approach. Rev. ed. New York: Schocken Books. 1988.

Montessori, Maria.  The Absorbent Mind. 1949.

Montessori, Maria.  To Educate the Human Potential. 1948.

Montessori, Maria.  The Secret of Childhood: A Book for All Parents and Teachers. 1936.

Seldin, Tim. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way. 2006.

Standing, E.M.  Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work. Rev. ed., with introduction by Lee Havis. New York: Dutton-Plume,  1998.

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