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Laramie Montessori Charter School

Laramie Montessori Charter School is a coeducational public montessori charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 6.

Institution Type: Public Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

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Laramie Montessori School is a tuition-free charter school serving students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Our mission is to support the development of the whole child through an authentic Montessori environment that honors the child's intrinsic motivation to learn and supports each individual's unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Along with the Montessori curriculum every child also receives instruction in Art, Music and Physical Education. For more information please call for we would be happy to speak with you or provide a tour. Contact us at (307) 742-2554.

Laramie Montessori School is Wyoming’s first Montessori charter school and third charter school in the state. In January 2008 a few parents who wanted something different for their children created the non-profit group Laramie Montessori Elementary School Steering Committee to begin the process of bringing elementary Montessori to Laramie, WY. With support from the Albany County Resource and assistance from the Wyoming Department of Education and several Montessori schools in Colorado, this pioneering group of parents took the first steps toward opening Laramie Montessori School.

Curriculum

We use the AMS Montessori curriculum with the goal that our students meet or exceed state and federal standards. We supplement the Montessori Curriculum with materials to strengthen inherent weaknesses found in the curriculum and also integrate with Title 1 and Special Education services to provide for the needs of all of our students.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the development of the whole child through an authentic Montessori environment that honors the child's intrinsic motivation to learn and supports each individual's unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

BELIEFS

The Montessori Method is based on the belief that children are born with an intrinsic desire to learn and to improve themselves, and that the responsibility of the adults who care for them is to protect and propel that desire. Our responsibility is to help the child build within himself the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning.

The activities and environments provided at Laramie Montessori School support the children’s thirst for learning, engage their abiding curiosity about their surroundings, and develop their ability to learn and live independently.

Our goal for each child is the development of his or her ability to solve problems using an organized approach, to use freedom wisely, to respect him/herself, to respect others, and to take joy in learning.

GOALS

To encourage self-directed learning, self-esteem, academic achievement, artistic expression, group collaboration and respect by upholding Montessori principles in a thoughtfully prepared and non-competitive environment.
To conduct assessments that authentically demonstrate each student’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development.
To develop healthy life habits that foster care of the self and care of the environment through meals, physical movement and a quality school facility and surrounding natural environment.   LMS believes that direct experience with the natural world helps foster a life-long connection to our environment.
To build a community centered on the partnership of teachers, children and their families through parent education, parent involvement, school events, and service to the larger Laramie community.
To build peace, foster personal growth, and develop life-long tolerance through a curriculum where students experience and learn to respect ethnic, cultural, economic and other differences and to seek and identify common ground.

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Admission Information

Laramie Montessori School has a Lottery for admissions. The Lottery date is April 15th every year. Siblings are given preference for openings. If you wish to apply please fill out a Lottery Form from www.laramiemontessori.org/enrollment then send it to our office address or to bthompson@acsd1.org. Call our office or email us for more information or to ask about current openings after April 15th.

Student Body Information

Maximum class sizes: Kindergarten: 15 students; Lower Elementary (1st-3rd): 22 students; Upper Elementary (4th-6th): 22 students. Classrooms 2014-2015: 1 Kindergarten; 2 Lower Elementary (1st-3rd); 2 Upper Elementary (4th-6th). Classrooms 2015-2016: 2 Kindergarten; 2 Lower Elementary (1st-3rd); 1 Upper Elementary (4th-6th).

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions
Email
  bthompson@acsd1.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 60
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 11
1 13
2 12
3 7
4 6
5 7
6 4

Laramie Montessori Charter School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Laramie Montessori Charter School's enrollment numbers.

Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

20% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Laramie Montessori Charter School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 85%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 7%
Interim Director   Beth Coffey
Administrative Assistant   Bronwyn Thompson

Extracurriculars

We offer free after school tutoring for students that need extra support.
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