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Montessori Program

During the 2016-2017 school year, RUSD introduced a Montessori Program for 3 and 4-year-olds.  The 5-year-old program will begin in the 2017-18 school year. Only 5-year-olds with previous Montessori experience are eligible for the program.  Montessori education emphasizes independence and respect for a child’s naturally developing cognitive, physical and social skills in multi-age classrooms.   

The Montessori Program is located in the early learning wing of Goodland Elementary School (4800 Graceland Blvd.). Transportation will be provided for 4 and 5 year olds who live more than two miles from Goodland Elementary School.

2017-2018 Program Updates!

For the 2017-2018 school year, three and four-year-olds will attend school for a half day, during the morning session only.  2017-2018 class assignment letters, supply lists, and informational meeting dates will be sent to families by the end of July 2017.

Three and four year olds will attend from 7:20am until 10:30am, Monday through Friday. 

Five-year-old students will attend for a full day from 7:20am-2:05pm, Monday through Friday. 

New This Year: Breakfast and lunch will be offered.  

Hot lunch will be offered, for purchase, to full day students and those three and four year old students who attend the wrap around care program. The breakfast program will be offered to all students, beginning at 7:10am each day. 

Mark Your Calendar for these Important Dates!

Tuesday, August 29th - Parent Orientation, 6:00-7:00pm  - Families are asked to attend Parent Orientation with their child's teacher in the student's classroom .  This is a time for parents to ask questions and fill out the necessary forms that every student needs to have on file for the school year.  We ask that children do not attend the Parent Orientation.  Families will receive welcome letters at the end of July 2017 with their chid's teacher and classroom. 

Wednesday, August 30th - RUSD District Wide Open House, 5:00-7:00pm - All students and their families are invited to come and meet their teachers and see the school! We hope to see everyone there!

Tuesday, September 5th - First Day of School for All 5 Year Old Montessori Students

Wednesday, September 6th - First Day of School for All 4 Year Old Montessori Students

Monday, September 11th - First Day of School for All 3 Year Olds Montessori Students


2017-2018 Primary Classroom Supply List is available HERE

Supply lists will also be included in the Welcome Letters that will be sent home by the end of July 2017.