Dear prospective parents and community members,
Thank you for your interest in Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School. We are creating a world class Montessori Junior and Senior High School and want you to be part of our process!
As a parent of a Montessori high school graduate along with a current Montessori high school sophomore (and a Montessori upper elementary student), I can personally attest to the power of continuing Montessori education through high school. While principal of Compass Montessori, I watched our students flourish as they progressed through to 12th grade and graduation. Montessori high school graduates are confident, competent and excited about continuing their education at the University level.
For those of you visiting our website for the first time, we have three parent/community education PowerPoints located on the “Announcements” page. These presentations talk about the value of Montessori adolescent education, next year’s curriculum and our innovative record keeping system.
Congratulations and welcome to our Pioneer Class! We have an extremely strong and diverse group of 6th and 7th grade students with nearly all of our students coming with prior Montessori experience. Having a super majority of Montessori students means that our students new to Montessori will experience an easier transition. This is because their peers will help guide them on what it means to learn in an environment that fosters self-construction and self regulated learning.
Second round choice enrollment started March 1st. We are currently fully enrolled with a waitlist for 6th grade students. We are also fully enrolled for 7th grade. However, if you know someone who is just hearing about us now, it is worth his or her time to fill out a second round choice application, as there is always a chance that an opening may occur between now and August. Applications can be found at http://soco.dpsk12.org.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Pioneer Class Celebration on March 16. We had a terrific turnout of our new students and their families. Together we made “self-watering” containers out of five gallon buckets and recycled milk jugs and water bottles. Hopefully by mid-July families will be able to harvest tomatoes, basil and carrots. We also had a Compass high school student giving lessons on Ultimate Frisbee. I saw students already starting to connect with new friends and lots great interactions throughout the entire celebration. We will have another gathering this summer – stay tuned for details!
I look forward to welcoming you to the DMHS community.