School Governance

Children’s Workshop Montessori is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board serves as custodians of the integrity of the school, holding in trust the school’s future as well as its present. Their collective judgment respects the interests of constituents who are to come and of the larger society which all independent schools serve. The Board as a whole represents continuity and permanent responsibility. As such, the Board is the policy making body of the school. It is responsible for establishing and reviewing the philosophy and objectives of the school, for effective implementation of the policies that it sets forth, and for the school’s fiscal well-being.

The Board selects and evaluates the Head of School, and delegates responsibility for implementation of policies to the Head. The Head of School guides the Board in formulating the school’s mission and in developing its strategic plan. The Head prepares and carries out the operating plan and the annual budget, as approved by the board. The Head also has the duty to report to the Board on school matters, and is accountable to the Board for effective, businesslike management of the school. The Head of School serves as the professional educational leader of the institution. The Head has complete responsibility for faculty, staff, and student selection, evaluation, and dismissal. The Head of School articulates the mission of the school to its constituencies and is responsible for the professional quality and behavior of the faculty.

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What makes Montessori education unique?

In Montessori, we follow the child rather than follow the curriculum. A Montessori school is completely child-centered -- we teach each child according to their specific needs to help them reach their full potential.
Grace & Courtesy at Children's Workshop

A Parent’s Perspective

"Our experience at Children's Workshop has been fantastic. The program is a true Montessori program, different from the chain programs that call themselves such. The staff is well prepared and loving. The children learn to become a part of a social family, while thriving academically. As parents, we have benefited not only from the school, but also from the fellowship with other parents. It is a joy to have found Children's Workshop Montessori! I highly recommend it!"
Owner's Manual for a Montessori Child