Summer Program

During the summer months, we provide an opportunity for toddlers and preschool children, and their families, to learn more about Montessori through our summer programming. While many of our summer campers are from our own school community, we also have preschool participants experiencing the Montessori Method for the first time. Our camps are for children ages 15 months to 6 years, and are led by highly qualified teachers, who work at MCMS during the school year.

Summer 2020 dates:

Session 1: June 22 – July 17
Session 2: July 20 – August 14

Toddler Summer Program (registration available in spring of 2020)

8:00am-12:00pm (half day)
8:00am-3:00pm (full day)

Available for children ages 15 months – 2.5 years, our summer opportunity for toddlers will provide children all the experiences of a Montessori-inspired environment: children will explore care of self and care of environment activities, and participate in gardening, baking, and nature discovery through walks in our beautiful, adjacent prairie. Families may choose half-day or full-day options. Children will bring their own lunch in both programs, and must be enrolled at MCMS during the school year prior to or immediately following the summer program in order to register for the Toddler Summer Program.

Montessori Summer Camp (registration available in spring of 2020)


Children will relish their mornings in our richly prepared Montessori environment with direct access to the outdoors. Activities may include experiences in daily living (cleaning, flower arranging, polishing, food preparation/baking), and with sensorial materials (special activities that engage all the senses), as well as lessons in math, language, botany and zoology. Mornings will buzz by while learning, making choices, having fun and engaging with others in a supportive community!

*Children must be toilet trained and 2.5 years old by the start of the session.

Summer Splash (registration available in spring of 2020)


Our afternoon camp includes daily indoor activities such as music & movement, manipulative materials, creative play, arts & crafts, baking, and other special activities based on the theme of each session. Outdoor activities include short hikes, picnics, gardening, and regular time on the playground, including water play. The afternoons will begin with lunch (brought from home) and include a quiet time for rests/naps. (Children may be picked up anytime prior to 5:30pm.)

* Children must be toilet trained and 2 1/2 years old by the start of the session.

Summer Splash Sessions have themes (to be announced in spring of 2020) such as: 

Artists & Composers in the Making
Let’s learn more about those who have created masterpieces in art and music, and become inspired by their work! Plan on having fun as we paint, sketch, sculpt, create and sing our way through this fun-filled session.

Underwater Exploration
Calling all budding marine biologists! Come and learn more about life in the sea! Through stories, arts & crafts, and music & movement activities, we will explore the different creatures that live in our oceans, seas, rivers and ponds.

Around the World
We’ll explore different cultures and all that they have to offer! Join us for culinary delights, literature, music and games from around the globe.