A Day at Mariposa

The classroom is designed to promote free choice and exploration and consists of:

  • Practical Life

  • Math

  • Sensorial

  • Language

  • Cultural/Art

Montessori children experience an environment that is prepared entirely for them.  Some of the program features include:

  • Individualized learning: their teacher is a guide to further their learning

  • Calm and peaceful classroom: children are interested, challenged and engaged

  • Circle time: allows the child to be welcomed into and learn to work within a group

  • Snack and playtime: in Montessori school, “work is play”

  • Attractively arranged materials: entices the child’s sense of wonder and promotes exploration and experimentation

Sample Daily Program

9:03 - 9:15 AM Drop-off

9:15-11:00 AM  Classroom Time (consists of individual lessons, small group sessions, and independent work time)

11:00 - 11:30 AM    Outside Free Play

11:30 - 11:45 AM     Circle Time (theme, calendar, songs, stories, sharing, and movement)

11:45 - 12:00 PM Prepare for lunch

12:10 - 12:40 PM Lunch

12:40 - 1:00 PM Circle Time (group lessons)

1:00 - 1:15 PM Outside Free Play

1:15 - 1:30 PM Dismissal from the playground

Early Drop-off

Mariposa offers an Early Drop-off option between the hours of 8:15 – 9:00 am. Families can select a 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day option to correspond to their program choices. Occasional drop-off, on an as needed basis, is also available with at least 24-hour notice.

The early drop-off room provides a calm and nurturing place for the children in the morning and, as it replicates the regular Montessori environment, allows for seamless transition to their classrooms once the school day begins.  

Between my two older children, we have tried 7 different preschool facilities and hands down - we recommend Mariposa Montessori over them all! Mariposa’s teachers are kind, dedicated and professional. The director is focused and experienced, and together the Board they are spot on with the improvements required to address the evolving needs of the school and community. The teaching system is Montessori style, the classrooms are bright and clean, the school has several outdoor play areas, and most importantly, the kids are happy. What else could a parent when leaving their precious child in someone’s care?”
— Mehrdad