The mission of the Sherwood Montessori is to educate K-8 students of the greater Chico area by providing Montessori education within the context of mutual respect and joy. The focus of the education will be on engaging critical thinking and fostering empathy, and developing the skills needed to become competent, responsible citizens who are life-long learners and skillful problem solvers.
The school will serve our community by providing a rich and supportive educational environment for children based upon the philosophy of Maria Montessori which allows each child to reach his or her own potential academically, personally, and socially and will focus on educating the whole child intellectually, physically, and psychologically. The methodology used will develop a firm foundation for the students, and will emphasize ethics, initiative, persistence, and self confidence.
This mission will be accomplished by a concerted community-based effort between the school, the parents, and the individual child.
Core Values To successfully implement and sustain this mission, the school will be founded on the following core values:
To creatively apply the Montessori method toward reaching high academic standards, while emphasizing core subjects
To maintain a diverse total school population through inclusive mixed-aged, mentor-based classrooms that welcome all students
To place emphasis on collaboration, problem-solving, and self-directed goal-setting for each Montessori student according to developmental readiness
To nurture a commitment toward sustainability and environmental awareness locally and globally, both in Chico and in the greater world
To apply firm standards of conduct, emphasizing mutual respect, honesty, and courtesy
To employ creative, passionate, and engaged teachers who are committed to the Montessori philosophy
To nurture high parental involvement and collaboration in all areas of education and governance
Local Control Accountability Plan Every school in California adopts a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This document outlines school goals and actions to achieve these goals. The LCAP goals and actions are created with collaboration from parents, teachers, staff, students and community members.
The following link leads to Sherwood Montessori's plan for the expansion of Transitional Kindergarten. As an authentic Montessori school, we are thrilled that we can welcome more learners into our 3-6 year old environments!
The following link leads to the plan for providing supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social-emotional, and other supports, including the provision of meals and snacks. The plan will explain how the LEA will use the funds it receives through the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant to implement a learning recovery program for at least the students included in one or more of the following groups: low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, disengaged students, and students who are below grade level, including, but not limited to, those who did not enroll in kindergarten in the 2020–21 school year, and other students identified by certificated staff.