Monticello Montessori Public Charter School

Monticello Montessori is a tuition-free, public charter school providing a high-quality Montessori education to children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Located in Ammon, Idaho, we serve students in Bonneville, Jefferson, and Bingham counties.

A Message from Our Administrator

Erica Kemery, Administrator

Dear Monticello Families, 

We are almost to the end of the school year and what a year it has been! Starting out as a normal and happy time for new friends, lots of hard academic work, and a few outstanding field trips with more planned, Monticello weathered a few challenging snow days and a fairly tough flu season, and then, along came Covid19. Idaho watched as other countries and then other states suffered first, learning from their experiences, and our state has done well so far, thank goodness! Suddenly transforming to learning at home has been a challenge not only teachers, but for parents, and students too. I am very proud of everyone for the way difficulties have been met with resilience. We have come through winners! Congratulations to you all for running the race to the finish! 

We are going to take a victory lap together! On Thursday, May 28, you are invited to two exciting drive-in events - our Teacher Appreciation Parade at 11 am and the 8th Grade Graduation ceremony at 7 pm. These are official school events that are planned to carefully follow current state requirements for social distancing, hygiene, wearing masks in public, and gathering in groups of only 10 or fewer. We hope you will come celebrate with us! 

These are the only school-approved events for the end of this year. Sadly, Monticello cannot sponsor our traditional end of year trips or parties this year. We encourage all our families to be careful, and to continue to be considerate of others’ safety by following state and federal guidelines for the sake of our elderly and medically vulnerable. Gathering in groups larger than 10 is not state approved before May 30th at the earliest, when Idaho hopes to enter Stage 3 of the State re-opening. Let’s keep from posing unnecessary risks for others by being less than vigilant in following our safety guidelines. 

Looking ahead to fall, we are asking our families to think about school reopening. We will be sending out a questionnaire to you soon and are counting on hearing back with your ideas and concerns. We really want your input as we put together a plan for safely attending school on campus. Please be watching for the questionnaire and then be sure you share your thoughts with us. Your ideas and concerns matter! 

We are so looking forward to seeing you this last week of school. We have really missed you all!

Kind Regards,

Erica Kemery

Erica Kemery
Administrator