Our COVID-19 Response
For the safety of our school communities, we decided to physically close Arbor Montessori Academy and North Austin Montessori for the period between mid-March and June of 2020, in response to COVID-19. During that time we implemented a Montessori Learning from Home model.
We have been closely monitoring CDC and Federal guidelines as we offer limited capacity for in-school students while also offering a virtual learning program for remote students. We will continue this hybrid model into the new school year.
This video highlights how we transitioned to a Montessori Learning from Home model.
Learning from Home
We provided our families with a Learning from Home Handbook to help guide them during the transition to remote learning.
How to set up a home-based Montessori learning environment
Daily lesson schedule
Instructed classroom routine
Practical life activities
Weekly Take-Home Materials
We assemble take-home lessons and activity packets according to our weekly theme for families to pick up outside our school every Monday. This is a great way to keep our students engaged at home with material throughout the week and provide them a chance to see their teachers from a safe distance.
Our Montessori take-home packets include: Customized lessons for Toddler and Primary ages, handmade Montessori materials, language practice, math exercises, science projects, Spanish lessons, arts & crafts, and exploration activities.
Zoom Classes + Virtual Content
Our teachers live-stream daily Zoom classes to engage our home-based students educationally and socially. We supplement these interactive sessions with teacher-produced media content and videos that focus on the weekly theme.
Group Circle Time and Calendar
Take-home lesson instructions
Interactive Show & Tell
Song and movement
Enrichment activities: Kinderdance, Yoga
Our Montessori Learning from Home Materials
A Glance at Ocean Life Week
We fill our Toddler and Primary class take-home packets with a mix of educational and fun content to facilitate everyday, hands-on learning, creativity and exploration.
We are currently offering a "hybrid" Montessori Program, operating at limited capacity for in-school students and continuing our remote learning program for students at home.
During a recent reopening phase, the staff at North Austin Montessori School and Arbor Montessori Academy are following the procedures outlined by the CDC and Texas Health and Human Services.
Our school communities are also taking extra precautions including temperature checks twice daily, change of indoor shoes, frequent hand washing with touchless soap dispensers, maximized outdoor time, modified pick up and drop off routine, and distanced separation during individual activity time.
Please contact us to learn more about our current program offerings.