News

We’ve got all the latest announcements and accolades right here. Check in often to see what we’ve done and what we’re up to next.

2020 Best Schools
Niche is proud to recognize Monticello Montessori Charter School for achieving the rank of #4 best public elementary school in Bonneville County! This recognition came in August 2019, from Chief Executive Officer, Luke Skurman. Please view our award certificate and celebrate this recognition with us!

2020 Best Schools certificate awarded to Monticello Montessori Charter School
Parent Faculty Association Meetings

Our PFA will be holding meetings the second Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

  • October 7
  • November 11
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11

We will appoint officers at our first meeting. We hope that you can join us!

GATE Club

On May 21, 2019, GATE Club ended with a field trip to the escape rooms. They deciphered codes and clues to solve a problem. It was a fun trip! They solved all of it and even beat the clock!

Click to view more Gate Club photos
Board of Directors Seeking Community Business Member

Monticello Montessori Public Charter School currently has an opening for a community business member on our board of directors. Monticello Montessori is a unique, innovative school that purposefully addresses the twin problems of student disengagement and low academic achievement by creating personalized, Montessori and project-based learning environments where all students are well-known and challenged to meet high expectations. Being a member of Monticello Montessori’s board of directors provides you with a unique opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the success of the school
  • Make a positive impact on public education
  • Serve your community
  • Expand your network and meet people with similar interests

Monticello Montessori is a dynamic organization and needs the support and input of people with experience and insight who are excited about our goals and future growth. The board meets once a month. We strongly encourage board members to make a three-year commitment as this helps us ensure an experienced and stable board. Please note this open seat is for a community business member. A parent of a currently-enrolled student is not eligible at this time.

If you have an interest in serving on our board of directors, please contact Cheri Parker (board clerk) at (208) 419.0742.

Kindergarten Orientation

Can you believe that we need to start thinking about next year already? Kindergarten orientation for new students will be on May 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For any questions, please contact the office at (208) 419-0742.

Kindergarten Parent Orientation - Can you believe that we need to start thinking about next year already? Kindergarten orientation for new students will be on May 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For any questions, please contact the office
School Open House

We will be hosting an open house on May 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will be hosting tours, teacher interaction, curriculum, Parent-Faculty Association, and more fun stuff! This is open to new students, returning students, and the public! Please feel free to invite family and friends. Thank you for being awesome!

Open House- We will be hosting an open house on May 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will be hosting tours, teacher interaction, curriculum, Parent-Faculty Association, and more fun stuff! This is open to new students, returning students, and the public! Please feel free to invite family and friends. Thank you for being awesome!
Robotics

Robotics has started in our GATE Club. They are getting ready for the Arts and Engineering Fair. Check out the photos of our robotics team in action!

Photos of Robotics team
Rider Count Week

Our bus transportation program needs your support March 11 through 15! To all families who signed their students up to ride the bus this year, even as occasional riders, it is important to ride the bus all next week as much as you can so that our transportation program gets support from actual numbers of our scheduled riders. The state of Idaho partially measures the support schools get for bus transportation by the number of riders counted during rider count weeks. We have many students who ride buses on different days, take different buses to and from school, or only ride sometimes. 

Please help support our bus service by riding as much as you can, so that all scheduled students participate in this rider count week. We really appreciate your support! Thank you!

Book Club

Please join us for conversation, education, and cookies at our book club on February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Parents, students, and community are welcome. For more information, please check out our book club flyer. We hope to see you there!

National School Choice Week

The goal of national school choice week to let parents know that they do have a choice in their children's education. This week is for the parents. No one knows our children better than the parents do. The idea for this week is to take this time and do some research to find out if your child is getting the best education suited for their learning style. Erica Kemery, administrator of Montessori Charter School says, "Many parents assume that their local neighborhood schools best option for their child. Later they learn there are different reasons to make that decision to switch schools."

Please take a moment to read this article in its entirety on the Local News 8 website.

Charter School has high test Scores Statewide

The test scores are in from the Idaho Standards Achievement Test also known as I-SAT.

We encourage you to read the rest of this news article by Esmi Careaga on LocalNews8.com.

Ammon Montessori School Reading Marathon Raises Money for School in Ghana

Ammon elementary school students are reading to raise money for students to attend school in Ghana.

Students at our school asked their families or close families friends to sponsor their reading for this week, pledging a few cents for every minute they read. The students then log the number of minutes they read on a chart and donate the money to a scholarship fund for Golden Sunbeam Montessori in the rural village of Essem.

To learn more about this exciting project, please read this article posted in the Post Register.

Monticello Montessori Adding Middle School in the Fall

The board of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission approved the addition of 7th and 8th grades to Monticello Montessori Public Charter School.

The efforts of expanding the school started three years ago and finally Monticello fulfilled all the requirements of the charter commission. We encourage you to read the news article in its entirety at EastIdahoNews.com.

Singing For Peace

Monticello Montessori recently participated in the Montessori sing for peace day. Please enjoy this video of our talented students singing for peace.