A Day at Mariposa

New! Early Drop-off

In response to parent requests, Mariposa is now offering an Early Drop-off option between the hours of 8:15 – 9:00 am. The parents 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.  


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

09:03-09:15  Drop-off

09:15-11:00   Classroom Time

  • Individual lessons
  • Small group sessions
  • Independent work time

11:00-11:30    Outside Free Play

11:30-11:45    Circle Time

  • Theme
  • Calendar
  • Songs
  • Stories
  • Sharing
  • Movement

11:45-1:30    Pick-up