As an Alaska Native mother, I am passionate about finding all avenues in my children’s lives that embrace and uplift their cultural gifts. Montessori does just that. Read More -Kim H., parent
Aim to provide authentic Montessori experiences to all children in Juneau whose families desire this form of education. Our focus is to nurture the whole child: physically, socially, intellectually, and emotionally. We provide Montessori education from about 15 months up to 14 years of age in two separate locations and organizational entities. However, both programs work collaboratively to follow the principles and standards established by the Association Montessori Interantionale for the Montessori Continuum.
Private Non-profit - Juneau Montessori School
Toddler (15 months to 3 years) &
Children's House (3 to 6+ years including kindergarten)
The Juneau Montessori School (JMS) is a private, tuition-based preschool and kindergarten and toddler program. JMS offers financial aid. Kindergarten aged children are eligible for "Home-Bridge" funds from the Juneau School District. The preschool curriculum includes language, math, practical life activities, science, social studies, music, art, and outdoor activities.
Our elementary and adolescent Montessori Programs are part of the Juneau School District. No tuition is charged.
The elementary program offers a rich and complex, rigorous and respectful classical education. The elementary program seeks to provide the child with the tools to become a learner independent of the adult, develop an understanding of how to learn, provide a social setting where peaceful resolution to conflict is learned and practiced, acquaint the child with the democratic process, instill respect for all living things, honor individuality and differences as well as civic participation, give the child a sense of belonging to the human family and the universe.
The adolescent program requires a high degree of self-direction and academic motivation. The students are active members of a community that requires deep personal responsibility and respect for their peers, the adults who work with them, and to their work.