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The mission of Coastal Empire Montessori Community Organization is to operate a public charter school that provides
individualized elementary education rooted in Montessori philosophy emphasizing emotional, intellectual, physical,
and social development in a nurturing and rigorous academic environment.

To cultivate a diverse, inclusive Montessori learning community rooted in awareness of and respect for self, others,
and the environment so that teachers foster intellectual curiosity, students develop cognitive flexibility,
and all stakeholders grow together as responsible compassionate stewards of the community.

2018-19 School Year Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Coastal Empire Montessori! We are pleased that you are considering applying to our program. We offer a free, public, charter school program for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (K-5).

You may apply for our program via the online application found here »

Before submitting your application, please review the more detailed information found here »

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Extended Care Registration Form
(Registration is not confirmed until the registration fee is paid and the school provides you notice.)
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2017-18 Enrollment Forms Packet
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2017-18 Student Supply Lists
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Is Montessori right
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Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Montessori Madness
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Learn about Montessori

Videos from the American
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Debunking Some Common Montessori Myths

The name Montessori can mean many different things to different people. The number of myths and misconceptions...Read more »

Montessori Madness

Montessori Madness
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Montessori: Learning for Life

Montessori: Learning for Life
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Montessori Goes To Harvard

Montessori Madness
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Adele Diamond - Executive Functions

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Bell Times

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Uniform Colors

Tops: White, Navy Blue or Grey Polo
Khaki, Navy Blue, Navy Blue Plaid
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Important Times to Note

8:50 – 9:15 AM Morning drop-off
No student may be dropped off prior to 8:50 unless enrolled in a before-school program.

9:15 AM Morning “Tardy” bell
Lateness to school is strongly discouraged!

9:15 AM Breakfast closes
No tardy students may eat breakfast; the only exceptions are those who arrive on late busses.

9:45 AM Lunch orders finalized
Any student arriving after 9:45 must have a lunch order phoned into the Main Office before this time or may not eat school lunch that day.

3:00 PM Cut-off for transportation change notification
If a student will not take his/her usual mode of transportation home, the school must be made aware before 3:00.

3:40 PM Early sign-out window closes
Early sign-outs of any kind are strongly discouraged!

3:40 – 4:00 PM No student dismissal during this time.
All pick-ups will happen via car line after 4:00. Please note that, for the safety of all, there are no exceptions.

4:00 – 4:25 PM Afternoon pick-up

4:25 – 4:40 PM Late dismissal
Parents of any student still on campus will be called in order to facilitate speedy pick-up. Students being at school after 4:25 should be a very rare exception.

4:40 PM End of late dismissal
Any remaining car riders will be sent to Extended Care and parents will be charged a fee for the childcare service.

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May 2017 Health Newsletter
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Highlights and information from your child's teachers:

A1 K1 K2 K3 K4  
UE1 UE2 UE3      

Newsletter By Teacher's Name »

Family Service Hours Log

Join the PTO, volunteer to come read to children, help children tend to the gardens, help cut, color, laminate, or decorate works for classrooms, come share your profession, come share your hobby.
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As applicable, current job openings are listed below. In addition, I am always happy to receive inquiries from educators committed to the holistic education of children.

Please send your 1) letter of interest, 2) educational/teaching philosophy and 3) resume to Director Stephanie Babcock-Wright via email:


No current openings. Please check back.



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