Renaissance firmly believes that parents are the primary educators of their children, and as such, the fruitfulness of the child’s experience at Renaissance depends on a vibrant collaboration between the school and the parents. To that end, we strive to share as much as we can with families about the Montessori pedagogy, about her insights into the child and his/her development throughout the planes of development, and ways to implement complementary strategies at home. We do so through a variety of means, such as Parent Information nights, Parent Teacher Conferences, Book clubs, Parenting clubs, and on-going invitations to observe. These events are not meant to be a burden, but an enhancement and parent participation while not mandatory, is highly recommended.
/ Information Meetings
Throughout the year the school schedules Parent Education meetings to share knowledge about childhood education, the Montessori approach, curricular issues and other topics of interest raised by parents and faculty. These meetings provide insight into what goes on in the classroom, as well as into the teacher-child relationship in general. We urge both parents to attend these important meetings.
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for each child twice a year; once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The conferences provide parents with one-on-one time with the teacher, to discuss progress, areas for improvement, and plans for the future.
Parents are encouraged to visit and observe their child’s classroom. Please call the office to schedule a visit.
RMS Parents Guild
Renaissance depends on the active involvement of every family to fulfill its mission and to thrive as a community. The Parents Guild is the vehicle that we use to promote and organize active parent participation.
Parents Guild Mission Statement
The Parents Guild of the Renaissance Montessori School has a critical and particular three-fold mission.
First, it is to work with the Directress to assist the school in providing everything required for the fullest and most authentic Montessori educational experience possible, in keeping with the mission and vision of the school.
Second, it is to work with the Board of Directors, to assist in providing the material and financial support required to bring the schools mission and vision into reality.
Thirdly, it is to work with the parent community and the community at large to ensure that the school’s mission and benefit is understood and being shared by as much of the community as possible.
The Parents Guild is peopled by volunteers, mainly parents excited by and dedicated to the mission and vision of the Renaissance Montessori School, although non-parents also participate as well. The Guild answers directly to the Board President and is directed by the Board in the commission of all its activities.