“Montessori is a way of life encompassing the development of the whole child. The parent, therefore, has a vital role to play in the education process.”
- David Kahn, President, NAMTA
Parent Information program
Continuity is an important component of the Montessori teaching method, which requires commitment from home. To help parents bridge the gap between home and school, MSLF faculty provide an excellent Parent Information program.
- Annual Parent Meeting - September
At the beginning of the school year, MSLF hosts its Annual Parent Meeting, when the Executive Director introduces the faculty, staff, board, and committee chairs. Parents then meet with faculty to learn classroom procedures and policies. Every family receives a Parent Handbook, class lists, and other information.
- State of the School Address - January
The Executive Director highlights MSLF’s accomplishments, and informs parents of goals for the coming year.
- Parent Information Sessions
At Parent Information Sessions faculty present Montessori theory, classroom materials and methods, explain developmental learning styles, and suggest approaches to guidance and communication. Suggestions for home application, including parenting tips, and discussion are included in Parent Information Sessions.
- Parent Volunteer Opportunities
As an independent, not-for-profit school, the Montessori School of Lake Forest relies on volunteer commitment from its community for many things. This provides parents with many ways to get involved, through serving on Committees or on the Board; as Room Parents; on the Benefit Committee; or helping with Fall Festival, the Rummage Sale, or the School Picnic. In addition, parents have opportunities to help out their child’s classroom, according to the needs of the individual room.