Discover! Explore! Challenge!
At Woodside Montessori’s summer program, Experience Summer Project, each day’s plan includes a balance of group projects/games and times when children can make their own choice of activity. Each week’s theme includes a component of learning/inquiry — we think and play!
Our program offers a relaxed yet stimulating setting in which children can grow cognitively, emotionally, and socially. Each week’s program is designed to work equally well as a stand-alone experience or as part of a summer-long adventure.
We welcome the addition of children who do not attend Woodside Montessori’s school year program, as this adds to the richness of our community. Join us for summer fun!
Preschool: Ages 2.9 years – 5 years
The preschool summer program – Project Discover!- has a structure similar to our school-year preschool program. It is led by our year-round Montessori teachers. The summer program is more recreationally focused than the school-year program, but still focuses on hands-on learning, social/emotional/language development, and fun!
The children are cooking, reading, singing, running, making friends, and learning something new every day!
Our one & two week sessions include the following selections:
- Bubble Fun!
- Cooking Around the World! (3 days)
- Celebrate Eric Carle!
- Explore the Ocean!
- Artful Antics!
- Knights & Princesses!
- Blast Off to Outer Space!
- A) First STEM!
- B) Summer Montessori
Elementary: Ages 6-11 (Grades K-5) (must have completed kindergarten)
Students in the elementary summer program, Project Explore!, experience an interactive program that encourages curiosity, problem solving skills, and confidence. While forming new friendships, they will continue to develop academic skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Students have ample time to enjoy the summer with the discovery and play that it brings. We are offering half day and full day programs for the convenience of families. Our STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering) programs are provided by Wicked Cool For Kids! and Imagination Unbound!
Our sessions include the following selections:
- Superhero Adventures! Drama Kids!
- Cooking Up Culture (3 days)
- LEGOWeDo 2.0
- Wicked Cool Vet School
- Wicked Wacky Lab
- Music Makers
- Intro. To 3D Printing Design
Note: Due to the complexity and stimulating nature of our elementary programs— we limit admissions to 15 students!
All summer sessions for Project Discover! are from 9AM - 2PM. Additional care hours are available through our extended day program. The Project Explore! program offers full day programs (9-4:00), half day programs; morning (9-12) or afternoon (1-4). Please see the infomation and registration sheet for details!
Extended Day Times: opening at 7:30 and closing at 6:00
- The non-refundable $50 deposit (per child/per session) is due at the time of registration.
- Full tuition is due by June 19, 2017.
- Discounts: The sibling discount is 10%. If you register for 6 weeks, a 10% discount will be applied.
Cancellations, Withdrawals and Refunds
- All cancellations and withdrawals must be made in writing.
- Cancellation for any reason prior to the Monday before the first day of your child’s first session will result in a full refund less the nonrefundable deposit of $50 per child per session.
- Withdrawal after the Monday before the first day of your child’s first session will result in forfeit of the entire tuition amount. (Staff is hired in advance based on enrollment.) Requests for withdrawal for serious medical reasons once a session has started must be submitted in writing with a note from the child’s physician. Refunds are made on a pro-rated basis.
Limited Enrollment Policy
In order to ensure both effective student/instructor ratio and a quality learning environment, Woodside will continue the policy of limiting the number of students in each program. Registration forms will be accepted until the first day of the session. However, early enrollment is strongly recommended, as registrations are accepted on a space available basis. Woodside Montessori Academy reserves the right to cancel any program, including extended day, due to lack of enrollment.
Proof of a physician examination from within the last year along with state required immunization records is required prior to your childs first day of summer camp. A blank form will be provided although most physicians have their own form which is also acceptable. This physician form and proof of immunization must be received prior to the start of the summer program; students will not be allowed to participate unless all health information has been received before his or her first day of camp. These forms are on file for students that attended Woodside Montessori Academy during the past school year.
Emergency Release Form
A parent or guardian must give Woodside Montessori Academy permission to secure proper emergency medical treatment if necessary. The emergency form must be received prior to the start of the summer program; students will not be allowed to participate unless this emergency form has been received. These forms are on file for students who attend Woodside Montessori Academy during the school year. If your contact information is different during the summer, please update your file with the office.
All forms must be returned to the school prior to the start of the summer program. The forms required are listed below and can be downloaded.
Proof of Physical Examination (Health Form Report from Doctors office accepted)
Immunization Form (Health Form Report from Doctors office accepted)
Developmental History (for children ages 3 to 6)
Woodside Montessori Academy does not provide medical insurance for any students. In the event of an illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, and/or surgery, family medical insurance must be used.
Our highly qualified certified faculty are key to Woodside Montessori Academy’s mission of providing students with an optimal learning environment and experience. We extend the same values and commitment to our summer session students. The Experience Summer Project staff, led by Kathleen Gasbarro, Head of School, is staffed by Montessori certified head teachers, state certified teachers, specialists in their program field, mature college students, Counselors in Training and Project Leaders.
All of our senior staff members are certified in CPR and first-aid. Staff members have completed and passed a complete background check.