Our Montessori campus incorporates many ways for the children to interact with the natural world. Our curriculum offers a very diverse study of science, including botany, geography, and zoology. Each classroom has a pet or two that the children are able to interact with. We ask that each child bring a plant to school, not only to beautify the classroom, but so they can care for it throughout the year.
Our campus has a beautiful outdoor classroom with garden beds for planting, a compost bin, bird feeders and a weather station. The outdoor classroom provides an opportunity for children to learn about nutrition through gardening, augments classroom studies with experiential learning, builds a love of nature, and increases life skills while learning the responsibility involved in maintaining an outdoor area.
CHMS recently renovated our playground through fundraising, grants, and numerous hours donated by dedicated parents. Honestly speaking it is one of the best playgrounds in town! We have swings, multiple slides, large and small monkey bars, a sandbox, a playhouse, a dome climber, and a large grassy area for free play.
The Children’s House native plant garden was also developed with hard work, dedicated parents and community support. This area of our campus blooms beautifully each year and the teachers often use the products of this garden in art work and flower arranging.