Parents

As a parent of a child at our school, you can have a direct influence on the future of the school. Sea Rose Montessori began from a vision of a group of parents who desired a different experience than what other schools on the island are offering, so that’s what we built!

Here are the results of our recent survey of local parents looking at kindergartens:

When asked what parents were most seeking in a kindergarten, the top concerns were:

  • 94% seeking more outside and less sitting
  • 75% want to minimize scrambling during summer & after-school
  • 62% want a greater say in child’s education
  • 56% seeking child-directed learning

When asked to rank their priorities in order of importance, the following were in the top 3:

  • 69% chose Quality of education
  • 50% chose Outdoor time
  • 31% chose a Montessori education
  • And while no one chose cost as a top priority, 69% ranked is between 2nd and 5th in importance

Sea Rose Montessori is structured to meet the priorities of our families.

Education

A Montessori education is a wonderful choice for young children transitioning from home or a preschool environment. The model of child-directed learning provides a space for children to explore education at their pace and to focus on the areas that are of the most interest to them. They will foster a love of education and will build confidence in themselves.

Environment

The school environment is an opportunity to influence the students’ happiness at school and the way that they learn. We want to offer an uncluttered, vibrant and inspiring space for our students to gather and perform their days’ work.  We have a modern, sunny classroom space adjacent to large grassy areas offering a seamless transition to the outdoors for learning.

Cost

We are focused on not only providing an excellent education, but an affordable one. This is one of the reasons that we are a coop school  A co-op school is more than nonprofit, it’s a community designed to support its members. As such, Sea Rose aims to make tuition as affordable as possible while maintaining an superior program that embraces each child’s family. With your help we can support our school with cost-saving programs through fundraising, parent volunteering, and tuition credit activities.  As a small community, Sea Rose relies on members’ commitments & integrity to sustain our mission.

See Admissions page for Tuition Rates.

Convenience

Many of our families have two working parents who desire a year-round school with a full-day program. This offers the child a more consistent daily rhythm, without having to be shuffled to aftercare, and better fits the schedule of working parents. We offer an 8am to 5 pm school day with federal and RI holidays off.  Throughout the year, there will be several week-long breaks for family vacations and breaks for our hard-working teachers.

See Admissions page for School Calendar

Community

Schools become a community not just for the students, but for the parents and caregivers as well. During our school year we have family gatherings, parent education nights,  family weekend outings and always welcome parents to drop by for lunch in the classroom. We want to build this school community with you!