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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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Town Hall Meeting
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The recorded meeting below includes school leadership addressing updated health guidance and data, initiatives for the year, events and volunteering, and upcoming changes to the independent study program. Following the presentation is Q & A dialogue between school leadership and attendees.
In this Town Hall Meeting, topics included: updated information on COVID-19 vaccinations for students and the upcoming mandate/exemptions, changes in the Transitional Kindergarten Policy, upcoming events, and parent volunteer/involvement opportunities at school. The dialogue portion of the meeting included discussion on Anti Racist Education at Sherwood. Follow the link below to view the recording.
The February Town Hall included updated information on the pandemic in the local area and the status of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students. We went over the timeline for the Transitional Kindergarten expansion in California. We talked about initiatives that began in 2021-2022 and will be carried into the next school year, and we shared information about how we get input for these initiatives from our educational partners. To see the recording, follow the link below:
The April Town Hall covered topics such as: how we get input from our educational stakeholders, school initiatives to carry into the 2022-2023 school year, class configurations for the 2022-2023 school year, and opportunities for involvement for parents and guardians. The link to the recording is 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!