Principal's Message

    ​​​​It is my pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website.

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/CommunityMontessori.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/CommunityMontessori.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}Community Montessori is a Montessori focus school in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD). It is one of the few public Montessori schools in the country. The school began as a grassroots effort by committed educators and parents. We started with four classrooms and have expanded to full capacity. The school is filled with joyful learners who celebrate diversity. The school is successful due to the passion, commitment and dedication of the entire community.<br><br>The BVSD standards are taught using the Montessori Method. We are driving our instruction with formative and summative assessments as well as the student’s love of learning and supporting the child’s exploration of the curriculum. The teachers at Community Montessori not only have incredible skills but big hearts and great compassion.  They are constantly growing as professionals to do what is best for our students.<br><br> Our goal is to reach all students and facilitate their growth. Our Montessori focus allows for differentiation and individualization for each student. When a student has learning differences that need a more targeted or intensive approach, we have excellent interventionists to support the student and help build their skills and knowledge.<br><br>As we are an open enrollment school, our parents make a choice to send their children here and are dedicated to ensuring the success of our school. We have teachers who value our community so much that their own children attend our school. Parents are active in volunteering to support our teachers and our students. Volunteering can be weeding in the garden, reading to students, providing food for classroom pets, helping with classroom tasks and fundraising to name a few. We appreciate any support that parents provide. Mostly, we appreciate that they share their children with us.<br><br>Our culture is built upon respect. Respect for self, others and the environment. Our students embody the meaning of respect. The older students work with the younger students. They show a selfless concern and care for each other. Our students love this school so much that they come back to visit the staff and let us know how they are doing. Our sense of community is engrained. Our student body is very diverse. We celebrate and embrace diversity as a part of the multicultural essence of Montessori. We follow the Nurtured Heart method by Howard Glasser as part of our Positive Behavior Support (PBS) plan. It is a positive approach which supports a healthy, safe learning environment where students can thrive.<br><br>Lastly, we are a school where children love to work and learn. When you walk in our building you feel the warmth and kindness from every staff member. Our students find meaning and take ownership of their learning. Our parents have a giving nature. The name Community Montessori​ truly illustrates what it takes for a school to be successful; a “community!”<br> <br>Shannon Minch, Principal<br>Community Montessori<br>720-561-5135<br>shannon.minch@bvsd.org<br>

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