About Evergreen Montessori
Our four specialized programs are designed to meet the specific needs of children at different developmental levels. We offer both half day and full day programs to suit the needs of our diverse student population.
Our four specialized programs include:
Toddler (15 months – 3 years old)
Early Childhood (3 – 6 year olds)
Lower Elementary (6 – 9 year olds)
Upper Elementary (9 – 12 year olds)
Our Toddler and Early Childhood programs are half-day morning programs (from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon). We offer an afternoon Extended Day program for those children 15 months to six years old who would like to spend the full day with us, from 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM.
Our Elementary programs are full day and run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with daily afternoon specialty programs including Spanish, Music, Art, and PE.
Multi-age groupings in the classrooms are an integral part of the Montessori Method. Since teachers are trained to teach at least a three year age span, they are able to individualize the education that each student receives. The younger students tend to challenge themselves to follow the work of the older students, and the older students benefit greatly by helping the younger students as mentors.
With a specially trained Montessori teacher, or guide, in each classroom, children are exposed to a very rich curriculum. After initial presentations of materials, children have a large portion of their class time that is devoted to independent choice of work. From the carefully prepared environment, children determine what they would like to work on independently from activities that they find on the shelves. Teachers observe the children's work and assist them as needed, without becoming a hindrance to the work that the child is accomplishing independently. Allowing this freedom of choice in the classroom does more to inspire curiosity and independent motivation than anything a teacher could personally impose.
Children in a Montessori classroom are exposed to diverse hands-on materials as well as a more creative approach to learning. Art projects, science experiments, cooking, gardening, and care of animals are all major aspects of our classrooms. By making the lessons and projects more creative and hands-on, children are insatiably curious and self-motivated toward excellence. In addition to the special projects done in each class every day, we also offer three specialists who each work with the elementary students once a week in the areas of Spanish, Art, and Dance/Drama.
Although Evergreen is not currently hiring, we always welcome dedicated and experienced candidates for future openings. Please email of fax a resume to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-479-7797 (fax).
Evergreen Montessori Academy provides a quality choice in private education for children ages 1-12 years. We offer a specialized educational approach, known as the Montessori Method, that provides an experiential, hands-on education with low teacher-to-student ratios. Our specially trained teachers emphasize independent learning using a carefully prepared classroom environment to stimulate curiosity and inspire in the children a life-long passion for learning.
Evergreen Montessori Academy has high expectations of our staff. We ask that all lead teachers hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and that they hold Montessori teacher certification for their specific age grouping from a MACTE accredited teacher training program. For those teachers who are in the process of completing their Montessori certification, we ask that they complete all requirements within three years. Because this specialized training is not only a financial sacrifice but also intensely time-consuming and rigorous, our staff exemplify commitment and professionalism to our educational philosophy. We select teachers based on their ability to observe the children, connect with them intuitively, and tailor each lesson to the unique students in their classrooms. Our teachers are always looking for new ways to make their classroom and curriculum more inviting and interesting to the children. We are creative so that the children enjoy the work and the teachers remain challenged and engaged as well. Even though many of our lessons are repeated year after year, there are always new ways of approaching the same lessons.