We are Accreditated!


Congratulations! Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City has been awarded Accreditation at Full Accreditation Status by the International Montessori Council and is now a part of a global network of accredited Montessori schools. This action was taken by the IMC Board of Trustees and the IMC Accreditation Commision on February 1...

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Welcome to 2021-22


Dear MCS community, Brandi and I are delighted to welcome you to the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking forward to meeting our new students and their parents as well as seeing all of our returning families. This is year 36 of MCS! It brings us great pleasure and pride to have an amazing community to partner with so as to be able to c...

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Separation Anxiety is Normal

Time for a deep breath

Welcome Back! School is officially in session. As excited as we all might be about school starting it can be difficult for you and/or your child to say goodbye in the mornings. Don't be surprised if your child is having a difficult time even if they are returning to the same classroom, with the same teachers, and the same peers. Sepa...

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Where do I Drop-Off and Pick-Up From?


A very considerate 4th grade student graciously agreed to help orientate you! The following entrances are staffed during school day arrivals and departures: Event Entrance (parking lot/southwest corner of the gym) Wasatch & Oquirrh (8:15-8:30am/3:00-3:15pm)Willows & Aspens (8:30-8:45am/3:15-3:30pm) Main Entrance (parking lot) Uint...

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New Student/Family Orientation


New Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 24. Students and families who are new to MCS or who are moving up to a new program are invited to meet with their teachers and visit the classroom prior to the first day of school.  We respectfully ask that families be mindful to follow all directions and requests in order for...

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Tips to Ease the Transition into a New School Year


Establish a new bed time Ahead of time, start getting into the new routine so the night before school is a lot easier.  Involve your child in the preparation  It's always fun for the children to participate in the process. Having the lunchbox or pencilbox they picked can make a child feel excited about the start of the year. Rev...

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HEPA Filters


Thank you so much for stepping up and donating to this effort. We are just a few filters away from reaching our goal. Contributions can still be made. 1. You may make a financial donation via our sister organization, MEF, for a tax deductible write-off. The donation form will ask what class you want your donation to go toward, the am...

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Substitute Teacher Position - Part Time or Full Time


A well-established Montessori school in the Salt Lake City area is looking to hire substitute teachers for our toddler, early childhood and elementary classrooms. Experience working with children is preferred. You should be flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn.The schedule varies. You can be called first thing in the morning and asked to subst...

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Gratitude from Brandi and Margaret


And here it is, the end of another school year.  Call it what you like - unprecedented, singular or done (phew),  this year has certainly been one for the books! Brandi and I want to thank our students, staff and parents for the support and patience shown these past 10 months. We had successes and some challenges,...

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Looking Ahead to 2021-22


With the end of the 2020-21 school year in sight, we know many of you may be wondering about our plans for the fall. While predicting the future is beyond our grasp we assume that 2021-22 will still be affected by the pandemic. This past year, we learned a great deal from our successes and challenges while conducting in person school and have ...

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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 ...

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Parent Education- Remember the Oxygen Mask Rule!


Thank you for joining me in a discussion about mental health, specifically, topics related to nurturing yourself. I have compiled a document I hope is helpful as you continue to be curious about your mental health journey. Please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns. I wanted to share the entire podcast e...

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Welcome Maya Brewer


Please join us in welcoming Maya to the MCS community. Maya recently joined our staff and has spent the past few weeks familiarizing herself with our various systems and procedures to assume the responsibilities of bookkeeper, payroll and assorted HR tasks.  As of April 30, Maya will have fully transitioned i...

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Welcome Home Robyn


Robyn is happy to be back in her US home, slowly readjusting to the time change and re- learning how to incorporate COVID safety measures into her daily life. We are delighted that she is back stateside and are looking forward to having her be more able to regularly contribute to our community.

Earthquake Protocol at MCS


During an Earthquake: Stay calm.Drop, take Cover and Hold On until tremor(s) has subsided. Stay where you are. If you are inside, stay inside, if outside, stay there.If inside, crawl under a desk, table or bench, hold on to the structure with one hand while covering head/neck with the other. If no protection is available, drop to the floor, cover y...

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MCS COVID Data


To date, within the MCS population, we have had a total of 15 positive cases of COVID-19 occurring amongst our students and staff.   Figure 1. Total positive cases to date From the start of the school year and up to the Winter Break, all of the positive cases were staff (5 of 5 positive cases staff). Since Winter Break...

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day


Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! To mark the occasion of Saint Patrick's Day, MCS staff and students were decked out in their finest green.   Many students arrived for school eager to tell us that leprechauns had visited their houses. Some had green toilet water, while others found sparkles in the bowl! A few children reported that their mi...

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Update to MCS COVID-19 Policy & Protocols


Policy Update 3/15/21 Staff are considered immune, or protected from the virus, 2 weeks after they have received the appropriate dosage of a COVID vaccine. This means, 2 weeks after they are fully vaccinated, they will not be required to quarantine, even if exposed to someone who tests positive.  However, if any sympto...

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Green initiative: school working towards a cleaner environment


The Montessori Community School has been working towards a zero emissions, zero carbon footprint for years with solar panels on the roof, electric vehicle charging stations and many recycling programs. Students learn about ways they can help ensure a clean environment As students learn about ways they can help ensure a clean&nbs...

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Summer Camp 2021


Summer Camp's theme this year will be Oceania!  Camp Hours will be as follows:  8:45 AM - 3:15 PM for Toddler and Early Childhood Campers (morning drop off occurring from 8:30- 8:45 AM)8:30 AM- 3:00 PM for Elementary Campers (morning drop off occurring from 8:15- 8:30 AM)Extended Day 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM  Families with students enro...

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