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Welcome to Sherwood Montessori!
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Sherwood Montessori is a tuition-free public charter school in Chico, CA  offering TK-8th grade education for children ages 4-14. Sherwood is the effort of a dedicated group of Chico parents who have a combined expertise in education, management, psychology and financial planning to create a public Montessori charter school. Our vision is for small, multi-aged classrooms where any member of the greater Chico community can succeed by applying the Montessori philosophy in their education.
  • Trained Montessori teachers 
  • Multi-age classrooms 
  • Use of Montessori materials
  • Child-directed work
  • Uninterrupted work periods
     
 

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Our Town Hall meetings are a chance to open communication between school leadership and our educational partners about all aspects of Sherwood Montessori school and community. Parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and students are welcome to attend via Zoom, and the recordings are available to watch at a later date if live attendance is not possible. Attendees are invited to ask questions and give input on the selected topics and any other topic related to school to build a stronger school/home partnership.
 
September 13, 2022
 
Our first Town Hall included information about school initiatives for the 2022-2023 school year, what the Montessori method can offer children and families, and opportunities for family involvement. Concerns and input we discussed included saftey plans for excessive heat and poor air quality days and planning zero-waste events for our community.

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The benefits of a Montessori education are numerous. Children work together as part of a community of learners, working cooperatively instead of competitively. Traits such as independence, concentration, and coordination are developed and fostered. Students are treated as unique individuals and can work at their own level, because each student has an individual work plan. Students who need more time to gain mastery can practice at their pace and students who are ahead have access to materials that will challenge them. As active participants in their education, students become independent, lifelong learners!