Sage Montessori is coming soon to Hyannis.

 

We provide Montessori education for children ages 3-6 in a setting designed to serve the needs of busy, working families.

 

Sage Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Location & Hours

Location

Sage Montessori
Coming Soon to the Hyannis Area

We are currently seeking a donated or affordable program space to ensure that tuition remains affordable.

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Hours

Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm

Children are expected to attend 5 days a week

Drop off & Pick up

We understand that each family has unique needs and that flexibility is important.  We also understand the importance of routine and consistency for young children.

We have generous drop off times (anytime between 7 and 9 AM) and pick up times (anytime between 3 and 6 PM).  However, we expect all children to be present between 9am and 3pm so that we can properly form a strong, compassionate community of children.

Meals & Snacks

The children are involved in preparing meals and snacks as much as possible.  Our menu has been prepared in consultation with a nutritionist to ensure that the children eat well balanced and healthy meals and snacks.

Daily Routine

Proposed Daily Routine – start and end times may be modified to accommodate parent needs and staffing constraints.

7-9    Arrival – Breakfast – Activities

Children may arrive anytime and enjoy breakfast before choosing activities.

9-12  Activities – Snack

Children choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups. A morning snack is available and children may choose when to enjoy a bite to eat.

12-1  Lunch

Children enjoy nutritious meals served family style and prepared onsite daily.

1-3    Activities

Children choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups. Children are encouraged to rest quietly or nap in a quiet area during this time.

3-6    Activities – Snack – Departure

Children continue to choose activities throughout this time.  The adults may work with children individually or in small groups.  An afternoon snack is available and children may choose when to enjoy a bite to eat.  Children may be picked up at any point during this block of time.

Our Calendar

Sage Montessori is a year round school open 51 weeks each year

We are closed in observance of the following holidays

New Year’s Day     Martin Luther King Day     President’s Day     Patriot’s Day     Memorial Day   

Independence Day    Labor Day     Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day      Thanksgiving Day     

Christmas Day

Find our full calendar with school related dates and additional information via the link below.

Sage Montessori 2020 Full Calendar (coming soon)

Sage Montessori 2021 Full Calendar (coming soon)

Our Staff

Ed Stanford
Montessori Guide

Ed is an experienced Montessori educator and has spent the last 13 years living overseas and working with children in Montessori environments.  Ed founded Sage Montessori to further his goal of providing Montessori education for all families in an intentionally diverse school community.

In addition to working as a Guide, Ed is also the President of the Board of Directors for Sage Montessori.

NOW INTERVIEWING
Montessori Guide

Sage Montessori is seeking recent or upcoming Montessori graduates who are passionate about providing quality Montessori education to a diverse community.

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NOW INTERVIEWING
Assistant

Sage Montessori is seeking kind and compassionate individuals who are interested in learning more about Montessori education while supporting the learning environment.  

This is an entry level position and does not require experience with Montessori education.  

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Our Board of Directors

Mickey Maki
Sage Montessori Board Member

Mickey is a social entrepreneur and strategy professional with experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. Mickey utilizes skills honed as a consultant, teacher and project manager to develop and further sustainable, community-centered endeavors. She is committed to addressing the structural inequity that creates intergenerational poverty, with a specific focus on the needs of children.

Maria Luisa Del Riego Cortinas
Sage Montessori Board Member

María Luisa is an experienced Montessori educator and a graduate of the Centro de Estudios de Educación AMI México.  She has been a Montessori Guide at Marigold Montessori in Haverhill, MA since 2017. Maria has founded programs at Itzamná Montessori School in Cancun, Mexico, and Marigold Montessori in Haverhill, MA that invite families to develop a deeper understanding of the Montessori philosophy and its applications at home as well as school.

Jackie O’Hara
Sage Montessori Board Member

Jackie is an experienced Montessori Early Childhood Teacher and Director, as well as a Children’s Yoga Teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at McGill University and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University. Before becoming a Montessori Teacher, Jackie worked as a child and family therapist.  Jackie lives in Brewster, MA and teaches at Wellfleet Montessori School in Wellfleet, MA and is committed to bringing Montessori education to more families.

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Non Discrimination Policy

Sage Montessori School is a nonprofit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Sage Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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The application process begins with attending an Information Session where you will learn about Sage Montessori and the Wildflower Network.

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Complete an Application

Please fill out our online application.

Meet our Teacher Leaders

After filling out an application, you will have an opportunity to sit down one-one-one with our Teacher-Leaders to learn more about our school. We look forward to getting to know you!

News & Events

The Search for Affordable Space Continues

Sage Montessori is committed to making high quality Montessori education an option for all families.  In order to realize that vision we need to find donated, free, or very inexpensive space for our program.

We continue to look for existing buildings and we are exploring the feasibility of a creative solution that would involve building the school ourselves.

Community Engineering Corps Offers Assistance

The Community Engineering Corps is a non-profit organization that brings more than 200,000 technical professionals and students together to serve communities across the United States. These individuals volunteer their time and expertise to assist communities that do not have the resources to access engineering services.

The Community Engineering Corps has accepted Sage Montessori’s application for support assessing the feasibility of building our own school.

Resources

Videos

My Day (18:57)
Experience the Montessori approach through three primary children as they journey through their morning work periods.

The Alphabet of Life (7:13) 
Dr. Silvia Dubovoy, Ph.D., on the personality of the child. 

Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education (3:30)

Books

Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler

The best-selling parent education book on the Montessori method, Montessori Madness! is widely used by schools, teacher training centers, and parents as an accessible introduction to Montessori. This book traces the journey of our family as we wrestle with questions of how best to educate our children. It explores why we eventually chose Montessori school and what we have since discovered. 

Also available now in e-book format: iBook, Nook, and Kindle

The Secret of Childhood by Dr. Maria Montessori

The book The Secret of Childhood is divided in three sections, dealing in turn with early childhood development, the author’s educational method, and the relation of the child to society. Also available online free from Archive.org

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard Ph.D

Current scientific research provides astounding support for her major insights. Lillard presents the research concerning eight insights that are foundational to Montessori education and describes how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works.

Chapter One: Free Download (PDF)

Wildflower Schools

Sage Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

About Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home and school, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.Our schools are small and teacher-led, with deep parent engagement. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Our network is supported by a foundation that works to build capacity, systems, tools and research to grow and strengthen the network.

Learn more about our story.

Our Principles

Blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Read about them here.

Our Network

After the first Wildflower school was created in January of 2014, there was intense interest in the school and the approach. This interest led us to open-source the model and help other family groups and teacher-leaders to create new Wildflower schools. Each teacher-leader at each Wildflower school serves on the board of at least one other Wildflower school, creating a community of schools that are linked by both a shared philosophy and a network of shared relationships.

View our network.