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Westshore Montessori School

The West Side’s Premier Montessori School Specializing In
Early Childhood Development.

Early Childhood Specialists

As the west side’s premier Montessori preschool, specializing in early childhood development, Westshore Montessori understands the importance of a strong educational foundation. Lifelong learning skills, character development and independent thinking are the ABC’s of our program.

Multi-age groupings are the basis of the Montessori Method: younger children learn from older children, and older children reinforce their mastery of previously learned concepts by teaching younger children. This arrangement also imitates the real world where adults work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.

A Peaceful and Happy Environment

The beautiful, inviting and thoughtfully arranged environments at Westshore Montessori school embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.

Natural lighting, soft colors and uncluttered spaces set the stage for activity that is focused and calm.

Everything is where it is supposed to be, conveying a sense of harmony and order that both comforts and inspires each child to do their best, help their classmates and find the joy of learning.

What is a true Montessori Education?

Since 1966 Westshore Montessori school has helped families raise children who are confident, caring and excited to learn.

Here, the child is at the center of the learning environment and through careful observation the teacher helps him develop cognitively, socially and emotionally.

Our individualized approach with the use of concrete self correcting materials, reinforces learning through repetition and internal feelings of success.

Teacher with students - Westshore Montessori School

Our Programs

Your child will benefit from our experienced, caring, compassionate and dedicated teachers. You’ll be building a strong foundation that will facilitate your child’s entry into the (1st grade of the) public or private school of your choice. All of this is available to you for less than the cost of a typical daycare.

Parent Toddler

Age: 16mo – 24mo
Class Size: 6

An introduction to the Montessori classroom for the young child. This program is designed for children age 16mo to 24mo along with their parent, guardian or caregiver. Classes are one hour a week for eight-week sessions.

Primary

Age: 3 Years – 6 Years
Class Size: 24

The Primary program serves children age 3 to 6, preschool through Kindergarten. This program is a half-day Montessori program for preschool children and full day for Kindergarten. It is offered five days a week during the school year.

Toddler

Age: 18mo  – 30mo
Class Size: 14

The Toddler program serves children ages 18mo to 30mo and, through Montessori methods, is designed to foster exploration, independence and facilitate the transition from a home to school environment. Two-, three- and five-day options are available. The program operates on a school year schedule (no classes in June, July, or August).

Before & After Care

Age: 3 Years – 6 Years
Class Size: 24

Before and After Care provides students the opportunity to participate in crafts, story time, outdoor play and indoor games which enrich their time in a loving, home-like environment.

News & Events

Parent Education Night

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teachers will present to parents some of the rationale and materials behind Montessori lessons. This event will take place on Zoom; please check your emails for a link to the event.

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No School: Teacher Professional Development Day

October 9

Westshore will not be in session for students.

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Fall Family Event: Drive-Through Clambake & Virtual Auction

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In true COVID style, the Westshore Board of Trustees is putting on a socially-distanced clambake: Drive through the Westshore parking lot and stop at food and fun stations. Then, later that evening, see what you can snag in our autumnal Virtual Auction!

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Evening Conferences

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parent-Teacher conferences for Primary students will be held via Zoom. Please schedule your 20-minute discussion with the classroom teacher.

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No School: Morning Conferences

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place on Zoom from 8:30-12, and no classes will be in session on Friday. If you have not scheduled your 20-minute conference, please contact the classroom teacher.

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No School: Thanksgiving Break

November 24 - November 27

We will be closed from Tuesday, November 24th through Friday, November 27th. Enjoy this time with your families!

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Kindergarten Gingerbread House Project

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Our Kindergartners will be working to construct and decorate a gingerbread house – they’ll be bringing it home for the whole family to enjoy!

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Early Dismissal noon on 12-18

December 18 @ 12:00 pm

At the outset of our winter break, we are having families pick up all Primary and Kindergarten children in the 12:00 car line. Please turn around in the parking lot next door if there is difficulty turning into our drive. There will be no afternoon Kindergarten classes and no AfterCare this afternoon. Everyone may get…

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No School: Winter Break

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Westshore Montessori will be closed From Monday, December 21st to Friday, January 1st for Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 4th.

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Kindergarten Day

January 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  Westshore invites all Primary students enrolling in Kindergarten for the next school year to explore an afternoon with our current Kindergartners. Pack a lunch and see what Kindergarten is all about!

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Parent-Child Night

January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Rocky River, OH United States

Primary parents can see their children work through a lesson in their classrooms – come learn from YOUR child this Thursday!

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No School: MLK Jr. Day

January 18, 2021

Westshore will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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No School: Teacher Professional Day, Presidents’ Day

February 12, 2021 - February 15, 2021

Westshore will be closed for students for a teacher professional day on Friday, February 12th. We will also be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 15th. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Evening Conferences

March 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Parent-Teacher conferences for Primary students will be held in your child’s classroom. Please schedule your 20-minute discussion with the classroom teacher.

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No Students: Morning Conferences

March 12, 2021
Rocky River, OH United States

Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place at Westshore from 8:30-12, and no classes will be in session on Friday. If you have not scheduled your conference, please contact the classroom teacher.

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Spring Break

April 2, 2021 - April 12, 2021

Westshore Montessori School will be closed for Spring Break on Friday, April 2nd, and will reopen on Monday, April 12th.

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Early Dismissal at Noon for Last Day of School

May 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

At the outset of our Summer break, we are having families pick up all Primary and Kindergarten children in the 12:00 car line. Please turn around in the parking lot next door if there is difficulty turning into our drive. There will be no afternoon Kindergarten classes and no AfterCare this afternoon. Join us for…

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Kindergarten Graduation

May 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
14532 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

We will honor our Kindergarten graduates in a location TBD. All-School Picnic to immediately follow.

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