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Open House – 1/18/23 – 6:30pm (Admissions Info)

Montessori Community School will be hosting an Open House Meeting (formerly General Admissions Information Meeting). Parents are invited in-person, to learn more about the Montessori method, curriculum and philosophy, and how our programs are designed to educate the whole child. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms and meet our Montessori teaching staff.

January 18, 2023


Program Ages:

  • Infants / 3 – 18 Months
  • Toddlers / 18 Months – 3 Years
  • Early Childhood / 3 – 6 Years
  • Elementary / 6 – 12 Years

You are invited, regardless if you have previously made an inquiry to the school or spoken with someone from our dedicated staff. This is an in-person event for adults only. An opportunity for your child to tour is available later.

You may fill out our “Request a Tour” form and specify the Jan. 18 event in order to indicate you will be attending.

Introducing our Infant &Toddler Staff

It takes a special kind of person to be an educator. It takes an extraordinary person to be the guide of a classroom full of infant or toddler aged children! We are so very proud to present our 2022-23 Infant & Toddler staff.

 Sego Lily Class (Infants)

Alisalee & Candace

 Stars Class (Toddlers)

Brooklyn, Nozomi and Daniela

 Moons Class (Toddlers)

Fernanda, Alyssa & Madison

​Are you curious about what these extraordinary people do day in and day out? Please watch this short video from the American Montessori Society to learn about their important work.

Earth Day Assembly

The weather was perfect for our whole school to assemble on the field to celebrate Earth Day.

Katie (teacher in Magnolias) and Wren and Alice (students from Uinta) led us in singing the Garden Song. Katie played guitar and was accompanied by Alice on strings and Wren on keyboard. The had only one opportunity beforehand to rehearse together but it was a polished performance nevertheless.

Donda (teacher of OC and GO) read us a beautiful book by April Pulley Sayre called Thank you Earth- A Love Letter to Our Earth.

And then the moment we had all been waiting for arrived- the butterfly release. Brandi (school director) and Jenn (teacher in Stars) brought the butterfly enclosures into the middle of the grass and gently opened the tops. Infants through 6th grade watched and waited as the butterflies warmed up in the sun. Oohs were heard as some of the butterflies experimentally flapped their wings. Finally they flew.

Around the world people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope and life. Our hope is that we learn to have a greater appreciation for all the earth provides and that we revisit our responsibility to preserve and use her gifts in a respectful manner.

Infant Program – Opening Fall 2021

MCS is excited to announce the opening of our Infant Program. Parents will now have the opportunity to enroll their infants in a program specifically created for newborns through 18 months. Applications can be submitted starting June 1.

The Montessori approach to infant education honors each child and provides a safe, nurturing and consistent environment for them to grow in.

“All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives.”

by Dr. Maria Montessori

Each infant class will have 3-4 adults, one of whom will be the lead Montessori guide. The lead guides will have Montessori teaching credentials for infants through toddlers. The assistants will support the lead guides in the daily activities of the class, the preparation and cleanliness of the environment and the care of the infants. Though the infants will interact with all the adults in the classroom on a daily basis, the classroom’s lead guide will be the main point of contact for parent communication.

MCS infant guides will be pediatric CPR and first aid certified.

The guides in the infant classrooms will observe the children’s natural schedules and allow them to eat when they are hungry, nap when they are tired and explore when they are ready while providing a loving and safe environment. The guides will provide parents with a daily record of their child’s day that documents every time a child eats, sleeps, works, or has a bodily function.

 “Nido” the Italian word for nest

Nido, a term often used to identify a Montessori infant program, perfectly articulates Dr. Montessori’s vision of the prepared environment for infants. Just like a nest, the MCS infant classroom will provide warmth, peace and safety to all infants in our care.

In its formative year, our Infant Program will be staffed by our very own Austin Bull and newly hired Emily Squadroni. Austin and Emily will collaborate to establish the program and prepare the classroom space to open in the fall. Look for Emily’s biography coming soon along with additional information about the Infant Program.

Fully established, the Infant Program at MCS will have 2 classrooms. 2021-22 will see us opening the first classroom. We anticipate being able to open the second classroom in 2023-24. We are grateful to our staff and the greater Utah Montessori community for their support and encouragement in making this long desired dream a reality.

The infant program will offer school day and extended care hours, Monday thru Thursday or Friday. Admission inquiries can be submitted here. For additional information please contact Ramira Alamilla, Director of Admissions, at

Austin Bull
Emily Squadroni