The Montessori program at RPS 205 is offered for students from pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) to 8th grade. Maria Montessori School, the former Marsh School, houses all grade levels. Please click on the school link above to learn more.
In the multi-aged Montessori classroom, children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. In a prepared environment with a trained Montessori teacher, children may move freely around the room selecting materials needed to carry out the child’s plan. Older children serve as models for younger children; they also reinforce their own skills by demonstrating them to younger children. Students remain with the same teacher for two or three years, thus allowing the development of a strong sense of community with classmates and teacher.