Frequently Asked Questions
We currently offer a Primary Program for children 3 to 6 years of age. We will be opening a toddler program in Summer of 2020. To learn more about our Primary Program, please visit our Primary page. More information on the Toddler program is coming soon.
What programs does Hiatt Farms Montessori offer?
Does your school follow the typical school-year schedule?
The program runs year-round with several one to two week breaks throughout the year. Please refer to our 2019-2020 School Calendar for the full schedule.
What is the schedule for half day and full day programs?
Our program runs Monday-Friday with option to do either a half day or full day:
The half day program goes from 8:30am-12:30pm.
The full day program goes from 8:30am-3:30pm.
All children in the Primary Program eat lunch at the school. Lunch is eaten from 11:30am to 12:00pm. Children must bring their own lunch to school. Snacks are provided by parents.
Do all of the children eat lunch at school?
In order to join us for the Primary Program, your child must be fully potty trained. This means that your child no longer wears pull-ups; is able to recognize on their own when they need to use the bathroom; and are able to remove clothing and clean themselves independently.
What does it mean for a child to be potty training?
At the moment we do not offer before-care, but we do offer after-care at our facility for full-day children from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. The after-care service is provided by BASE Camp and is charged at a day rate. BASE camp only charges for the days that after-care is used and it is billed on a monthly basis.
Do you offer before-care or after-care?
We are not able to offer financial aid at this time but we hope to offer various forms of assistance in the future. We do offer several payment plans, which are outlined HERE.
Do you offer financial aid?
Our program offers several opportunities for parents to get involved in our program. We have a Parent Association which consists of three different committees: the Social Committee, the Farm & Garden Committee and the Community Outreach Committee. The Social Committee helps to coordinate our school-wide social functions which happen once a quarter, as well as collaborate with the teaching staff on several in-class activities throughout the year. The Farm and Garden Committee helps us with the care of all of our farm animals, as well as coordinates various planting and harvesting days throughout the year. The Community Outreach Committee helps the school to connect with and give back to our community throughout the year. Parents are not required to join our Parent Association. If you are not able to join these committees, there are also ample opportunities to volunteer during in-class activities throughout the year.
What does parent involvement look like at Hiatt Farms Montessori?
Parent Education Nights are held at the school seven times a year and they include presentations on the various elements of the Montessori classroom and methodology. We strive to offer interesting, meaningful, relevant and interactive topics. These workshops are an important element in the partnership between the School and family. New families must attend at least five (5) of the seven (7) Parent Education Workshops each academic year. Returning families must attend at least four (4) of the seven (7) Parent Education Workshops each academic year. These dates are scheduled in advance each year. They are listed both on our school calendar and on our website under the Current Families tab.