Explorers

The Explorers program is designed for children in their second or third year in Children’s House. To join Explorers, a child must be 4 by the start of school and have had a year of Montessori.

Having a smaller group of just older children allows for more advanced, age-appropriate exploration of each of the Montessori areas. This setting also allows for reading long chapter books out loud, taking walks around the Old Salem, as well as eagerly exploring reading, writing, mathematical calculations, geography, science and art.

Explorers may be enrolled for either three, or five days a week in the 9:00 am-12:00 pm session. They stay at school until 1:00 pm and use this time to have lunch and then delve deeper into Montessori materials and complete special projects.

Explorers Tuition

Explorers (4 years by August 31):

Program Annual Tuition 12 Payments
5-Day $1,561 added to annual tuition $130.09 added to monthly payments
3-Day $1,040 added to annual tuition $86.67 added to monthly payments
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