It’s been a couple of months since we moved off campus to keep our families safe from the spread of COVID-19. We have missed seeing our families on campus every day, missed the hum and activity of Montessori children working and growing together. It is a beautiful thing to witness and we cannot wait (truly, cannot wait!) to all be together again.
There has been one positive thing to come out of all this—we now know for sure (there never was much doubt) that our community is the best. Our faculty and staff have come together in innovation, creativity and hard work to create distance learning plans that have kept our students motivated to keep learning. And our parents… well, they are rock stars. They have thrown themselves into this new reality, while managing their own stress and uncertainty, and have collaborated with our guides to ensure that their children have stayed engaged with their school and community.
So now we are calling on that collaborative spirit to ask our parents to help us keep our community strong and growing, and to pass this news along: our Children’s Houses are now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year!
During a typical year, spring brings many prospective families to our campus for tours. This year, we have not been able to give a tour, to introduce VdM to a new and wonderful family, since March 13. And we have missed out on meeting many new families.
Villa di Maria families have always been our best recruiters, our strongest advocates, and we know we can get our open spots filled with your help. If you know anyone looking for a lovely school for their young child, please send them to our website to request a tour. Or, better yet, share this post!
During social distancing, a prospective family can set up a conversation, a virtual tour and/or an on-campus tour that follows social distancing protocols. They will have the chance to ask their questions about our school and Montessori and tell us all about their children.
Thank you all for not keeping VdM a secret and for supporting us by spreading the word. We can’t wait to see you—and to meet our new families!—in the fall. Until then, stay healthy!
Complete admissions information, including procedures and fees can be found here.
Photos courtesy of Melinda Smith.
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