Questions & Answers
Common Community Questions
Q2 - How will the school be held accountable?
Pullman Community Montessori will be held accountable to the same agency as the Pullman School District, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition to being held accountable to the Washington State Charter School’s Commission who uses their own framework that was co-designed with the Department of Education to assess us on three main categories: academics, financial and operational performance. So, these two main entities are our main oversight and we will provide them reports as well as the public, reports annually if not more frequently on our performance.
We will also partner with the Teton Science School Place Network and the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector to ensure that one: we maintain high quality public Montessori program and that we maintain a rigorous place-based academic community program.
We have also made it part of our model to submit to an external audit that’s performed by the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, each year, which will assess us on how well we are performing and adhering to Montessori standards in comparison with other public Montessori across the nation. This evaluation looks at academics, adherence to Montessori classroom practices and how well we extend our community beyond our classrooms to the larger community around us
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.