In a beautifully prepared environment, AMI-trained guides connect children to a learning experience that encourages exploration and purposeful activities. Furniture and learning materials are specifically crafted to suit the developmental needs of this age group, to support the intellectual, sensorial, social and physical development. The toddler community will offer activities to promote independence, self-confidence and a positive attitude towards learning.
The Casa program provides children with a rich, multi-sensory environment and hands-on learning activities that honor children’s developmental needs and help them become confident, responsible, independent learners. We have three classrooms, each with 24 to 28 students, a lead AMI guide (teacher), a trained assistant, and an aide.
The Elementary program gives children a wealth of experiences, activities, and social connections that inspire and challenge students to be their best selves. We have two lower elementary (grades 1 to 3) classrooms and one upper elementary (grades 4 to 6) classroom, each with about 25 students, a lead AMI guide (teacher) and a trained assistant.
The Junior High at Sunny Hollow provides a challenging and rewarding environment for young adolescents. The interdisciplinary curriculum engages students to solve meaningful problems and develop higher-order thinking skills. Through creative expression, community service, microeconomy, occupations, experiential learning trips, and physical expression, students explore their roles in community, find their voices, and strengthen their sense of belonging.
We have one Junior High community that offers mixed-aged classes for students in grades 7 and 8, with classes led by two guides who cover the range of academic subjects.
Sunny Hollow Montessori engaged in learning from home (distance learning) from March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Our learning and connections continued! For resources and updates about Sunny Hollow's learning from home program, please check here.
Our Toddler program is reopening in July and our Casa (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary, and Junior High programs will reopen in September.
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on a “space available” basis. Information here.