WHEN & WHERE
We are rooted in our community and are committed to serving and meeting the educational and social-emotional needs of our community.
OUR FUTURE HOME
We love Gladish Community & Cultural Center! Its history and proximity to so many community resources makes it a perfect fit and highly aligned with our mission and vision. Preliminary conversations with the Friends of Gladish Board indicate potential for us to establish our 5-year home in the building with prospects for long-term establishment. We thank the Friends of Gladish Board for their time and consideration and look forward to future planning with them!
With community support, if our charters is approved, our building plans come to fruition, and our planning year progresses smoothly, we will open our doors in 2021 to kindergarten through 5th grade. Growth will be slow ensuring a proper high-quality data-driven Montessori foundation and minimal impact on Pullman School District with full operating capacity attained in year 9. At capacity Pullman Community Montessori (PCM) would feature 2 standalone kindergartens, 5 lower elementary classrooms (grades 1st – 3rd), 3 upper elementary classrooms (grades 4th-6th), and 3 adolescent classrooms (grades 7th-9th). To date, PCM would be the only other secular or public education option for families in our area.
OUR CLASSROOM DESIGN
Our classroom design will follow Montessori best practices featuring strategically designed and maintained rooms lead by a dual certificated Lead teacher partnered with a trained classroom assistant. Students will be grouped into developmentally appropriate age groupings as outlined above. Rooms will include beautiful didactic learning materials, flexible work-space promoting student movement, you will not hear bells as student work cycles are highly prized. The freedom within limits and responsibility learning design focuses on using individualized work plans offering students say over when, where, and how they learn material. The integrated curriculum (mixing math, science, English Language Arts, etc.) allows students to apply concepts to real life situations and recognize connections between disciplines. Hands-on and authentic are keys curriculum drivers. Our rooms, philosophy, and environment all work together to promote student's independence, agency, critical thinking, and build collaboration, character, and leadership skills to foster a life-long love of learning.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD MEETINGS
Our Board of Trustees meets semi-monthly. All board meetings are open to the public.
Before each meeting, a Meeting Agenda Outline is posted and required to be reviewed by each Trustee prior to the meeting.
Meetings last approximately 45 minutes. New items will be addressed by the board according to the Meeting Agenda Outline.