Welcome to DPM!

Open House

* Date Change* it is now on Friday, April 23rd at 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm

We will be holding an open house for prospective families interested in learning more about our school. Our enrollment for next year is full, full, full. This is for families who might be getting a jump start on touring schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Spaces (especially) in the primary will open up as students move up. Our teachers, including our Head of School, Kelly, will be in attendance to answer any questions you might have, and guide you through the Montessori journey.

Please park around back in our gravel lot, we will be meeting in the grassy playground.

Message to our families & update on Teacher Kelly

First, we want to thank all the parents who have reached out eager to help and volunteer. We appreciate all of you! We will be coordinating days/times that are best to come in once Kelly is back in the classroom. We want her taking it easy and having breaks throughout the day to take care of herself while she continues to heal. She’s in good spirits and overwhelmed by messages of well wishes and love, thank you all.

You will notice that our driveway has been paved (YAY!) that was a project we have been excited for as it means we will be able to leave the gates closed for midday and end of day pick-up, making the playground a safer space. For pick-up times, you may now drive up the paved path and onto the pick-up lane. You may notice new faces during drop-off and pick-up times as we have had lovely parent volunteers taking shifts to help the teachers with this.

Summer camps— I would really appreciate your help with letting me know if you have not received an invoice for summer camps yet. I have tried to stagger the invoices for camps and consumables fees (for 2021-2022) to not coincide with tuition invoices. If I missed you, I apologize! Thank you for your help with this, I will be double checking my lists and Quickbooks to ensure everything is in order in the next couple of weeks.

Travel & Covid- thank you for your continued efforts in helping keep our staff and students safe, and our school up and running. We want to take the opportunity to remind families that if you have traveled, been exposed to others outside your pod, that you please wear a mask and covid test before your child returns to DPM. A quick way to do this is by enrolling in the SCAN study through the University of Washington. They deliver the test right to your door. For more information please visit, https://scanpublichealth.org/. This is also a good time to ensure your child has masks that fit properly. We are so thankful for sunshine as it means we get to spend more time outdoors and kids can have plenty of mask breaks when needed. We are happy to report teachers have been vaccinated and that has been a relief for us, but we recognize the need to continue taking every precaution to ensure we keep our families and students safe and healthy. Please continue health screenings with your children before bringing them to school, and know if they appear sick or have a fever, we will be sending them home.

Please head to the “Admissions” drop down tab, and click on “Tour Request” for our latest information regarding tours and enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.

An individualized child centered approach to learning in a multi-sensory environment gives children more learning options. There is no one way all children learn. We are able to teach to the child.Following the Montessori approach, we look for the child’s sensitive periods for learning specific skills, and cater to those needs and interests.We seek to give them tools to independence and self-choice. This allows them to develop the skills to do daily activities by themselves, as well as giving them a solid base upon which they can build their confidence.Our integrated curriculum includes lots of outdoor time, time with our animals, music, foreign language, cooking, and so much more.We strive to create a community where parents and teachers can be open and honest, with the goal being to do for the child, what the child needs.

We are delighted that your quest to provide a quality education for your child has brought you to our Montessori school. We are so excited for you to explore all of our information!