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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.
December 6, 2022
Our mid-year Town Hall included information about Transitional Kindergarten enrollment in January, upcoming community events, and creating community and involvement at Sherwood. Concerns were discussed about the breakfast serving time, a repair needed on campus, how long kids have to eat lunch in the cafeteria and areas available on the playground. Input was given about how to promote our amazing school (we don't want to be a secret!) and community events for Sherwood to become involved in. You can watch the recording at the link below.
February 7, 2023
This Town Hall was to present the school's Dashboard Data for 2022 as it is posted on the CDE's website. The presentation of Dashboard Data is part of the LCAP process, where data is presented and discussed with educational partners and input is saught for actions for school improvemet. The recording is available by following the link below.
April 4, 2023
Our Spring Town Hall covered ways the school seeks input from educational partners, the expected enrollment and classroom configurations for next year, school initiatives that will carry on through next year, ways to be involved, and an opportunity to give feedback. You can watch the recording by following the link below.

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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!