Grand Lake Montessori School serves children from 18 months through 12 years, using Montessori principles that are innovative and backed by the science of child development. We actively cultivate partnerships amongst staff, students, and families so that we may bring, discover, and honor each of our whole selves through:
- The embodiment of core values for all stakeholders at GLM
- Using anti-bias principles and education
- Montessori education supporting the inquiry and self-reflection for this lifelong work
Teachers offer a multi-sensory learning environment, which promotes respect, cooperation, order, and freedom within limits (primary) and evolves to freedom and responsibility (elementary). This is accomplished through individual and small group lessons with the powerful experience of peer teaching.
A student’s natural desire to learn is nurtured, cultivated, and supported, enabling students to build their own capacity and develop loving relations with peers and adults. As students begin to develop their purpose in their elementary years we lean on cosmic education, a sense of justice and morality, and curiosity and wonder.
We stand by one another as a Montessori school community in Huchiun, the ancestral and unceded land of the Lisjan Ohlone People (currently occupied by the City of Oakland).
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The Grand Lake Montessori school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
TITLE IX NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY – EFFECTIVE DATE: MAY 1ST, 2020
TITLE IX PROCEDURE COMPLAINT
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES (FOR STUDENTS) EFFECTIVE DATE: MAY 1ST, 2020
Grand Lake Montessori will adhere to the requirements of Title Ill of the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and all other applicable laws preventing discrimination against individuals with disabilities. These laws prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, as well as the exclusion of qualified individuals with disabilities from participation and/or the benefits of any School program or activity solely by reason of the individual’s disability. As part of this policy, applicants and students (hereinafter “students”) with disabilities, or their parents/guardians (hereinafter “parents”), may request reasonable accommodations that would permit the student full and equal access to the goods, services and operations of the School, which include both physical and programmatic (academic services) access and school-sponsored activities, such as field trips.
POLICY AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION (FOR STUDENTS) EFFECTIVE DATE: MAY 1ST, 2020
The School adheres to the requirements of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“Act”), which prohibits any person, on the basis of age, to be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination by any School program or activity. Please note that the School reasonably uses age as a factor with regard to students and student applicants, which is necessary under the School’s normal operations, as is permissible under applicable laws.
Please direct any questions concerning this policy to the Head of School, Alicia Cooper, reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org.