Questions & Answers
Common Community Questions
Q6 – How many classes will there be in year one?
Well in year one, that’s 2021-2022, we’re projecting two stand-alone Kindergartens for children ages 5-6; one Lower Elementary classroom, that’s ages 6-9 or grades 1-3; and one Upper Elementary and we’ll start with the grades 4 and 5 serving children ages 9-12. Class sizes for kindergarten will be capped at 15 as this group may include children who’ve never been in a Montessori environment before. These students will have and need time to acclimate and strengthen social-emotional skills before being transitioned to a fully aligned Montessori mixed-age classroom. And by the way, each classroom will have a dual certified Lead teacher, that means the will have both Montessori and Washington state teaching certificates and this teacher will be accompanied by trained classroom assistant.
Many community members shared interest in being able to access answers to community questions in an auditory format. We have compiled a list of videos addressing the most frequently asked questions we've received to date.
You can view all of the videos in a single playlist, Common Questions, or individually by selecting a question from the list below.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please let us know. We want to hear your feedback.
community input session results survey
We are sorry you were not able to attend our event and share your thoughts. This survey represents the combined feedback from both community sessions. We would like to get your opinions on which elements are the most important and see if you have further input to provide. This information will guide us in future exploration and planning as we continue to prepare to open Pullman's first public Montessori school.