About our School
Montessori School of Casper is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and is a private, parent cooperative. The school is funded entirely by donation and tuition and requires that Co-op members volunteer at least 20 hours each school year.
The school’s Parent Resource Library and Children’s Library (photo courtesy of Fernbird Photography)
The school was founded as Meadowlark Montessori School in 1973 and offers a quality learning environment for children between the ages of three and six years.
The education provided at the Montessori School of Casper is based on the methods and theories originally developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and her associates. These methods and theories are managed under the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). The Montessori School of Casper is accredited by the AMI in the United States (AMI-USA).
The term “AMI-USA” has been registered in the United States to identify an authentic Montessori education. To maintain AMI accreditation, the school undergoes a consultation every three years by a certified AMI examiner who reviews all aspects of the program. The school’s most recent accreditation was in 2008 and will be reviewed during the 2011-12 school year.
Debbi’s classroom (photo courtesy of Fernbird Photography)
Carmen’s classroom (photo courtesy of Fernbird Photography)
Montessori School of Casper is also certified through The Department of Family Services and meets state requirements.
“Montessori education is giving my child the peace and freedom to explore areas of his interest. It is within this calm and loving environment that he is discovering his internal motivation to learn on his own accord; it is setting the stage for my son to have ownership of his education.” Thea True-Wells, M.Ed