Our Preschool-K program for children age 3 – 6 integrates a Jewish curriculum with Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision that “Children learn by doing”. Satisfying the inquisitive mind and a natural desire for learning while fostering the fulfillment of every child’s potential is our mission.
Our 2017-2018 program will run 5 mornings a week, from 9 am to noon. KI Montessori School uses “hands on” Montessori materials to nurture a desire, excitement, and love for learning that will last for your child’s lifetime!
Kenesset Israel Montessori is committed to the principal of diversity and admits students of any sex, race, color, creed, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. KI Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admissions policies.
Lisa Rappaport Bates is a 39 year teaching veteran of both public and private Montessori schools. She is the founder of Har Tzion Montessori, in Silver Spring, MD. Lisa holds a Montessori Elementary Diploma from The Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies at the Washington Montessori Institute. Dr. Mario Montessori, the son of Dr. Maria Montessori, signed her diploma. In 2013, Lisa coordinated the opening of the first public Montessori Program for FCUSD.
“I love following the pedagogy of the Montessori Method. The philosophy is so much a part of me! I love teachable moments and seeing the children light up! I am lucky to be a part of the journey of learning.” ~ Ms. Lisa
Holiday Calendar 2017-2018
First Day of School: Tuesday, September 5
Rosh Hashana Holiday: Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22
Yom Kippur Holiday: Friday, September 29
Sukkot Holiday: Thursday and Friday, October 5 and 6
Shemeni Atzert & Simchat Torah Holiday: Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13
Veteran’s Day: Friday, November 19
Thanksgiving Holiday: Monday through Friday, November 20 to 24
Winter Holiday: Monday, December 25 to Friday, January 5
Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 15
President’s Day: Monday, February 19
Passover Holiday: Friday, March 30 to Friday, April 6
Shavuot Holiday: Monday, May 21
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28
Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 5