Visiting & Parent Education


Witnessing the beauty of an authentic Montessori environment in person is a truly magical experience.


We strongly encourage you to take the opportunity to observe our classrooms in person. Dr. Montessori developed her groundbreaking approach to education based on her keen observations of children and their development in a prepared environment.


We would love for you to see how Montessori works across the Planes of Development by visiting a variety of classrooms within the community.

The partnership between families and faculty and staff is what keeps our community strong. Here are some key opportunities to get involved with your child’s education.


Parent/Guardian Visits

To keep parent visiting serene and allow students to focus, we ask that parents don’t bring mobile infants, toddlers, or younger siblings who are not SVCMS students to Parent/Guardian Visiting.


Parents are able to sign-up online for Parent/Guardian Visiting approximately a week before each visit. These sign-ups will be sent via SchoolCues to the SVCMS community.


2019-2020 Parent Visiting Dates

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2019-2020 Coffee with Katie

Parents are invited to join Head of School Katie Torres for an informal discussion. Check your SchoolCues calendar for updated times and locations.

September 6, 2019

October 3, 2019

November 14, 2019

December 6, 2019

January 10, 2020

February 7, 2020

March 6, 2020

April 3, 2020

May 1, 2020


Classroom Observations

Families are welcome to sign-up for 20-minute classroom observations, which give you a chance to see the children hard at work during their work cycle.


Classroom observations will begin on the first Tuesday of October and run through the end of April each school year. Please call the office at 303-682-4339 to schedule an observation. Once scheduled, you can prepare for the observation in advance by reading the Parent Observation Guidelines.


Parent/Guide Conferences

Parent/guide conferences are offered twice a year, in the fall and in the spring, and provide the opportunity to meet with your child’s Guide for a comprehensive, thoughtful discussion of your child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth and needs.


These conferences are for parents/guardians only. Sign-up is available online through SchoolCues and sign-up times are announced ahead of time in the weekly Friday Updates.


2019-2020 Conference Dates

Thursday evening, October 17, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019


Thursday evening, March 12, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020


Parent Education Events

Throughout the year, SVCMS offers a variety of educational events to help parents deepen their understanding of Montessori philosophy as well as their child’s developmental pathways and educational experiences.


We hope that joining us at our parent education events will help you feel more connected to your child’s experience and better able to support your child and the school in the educational progress.


2019-2020 Parent Education Events

September 23, 2019 Parent Choice Night - Choose to attend one of the following:

  • Children's House: Supporting your Montessori Child at Home 

  • Lower Elementary: Multi-Sensory Literacy Instruction to meet the needs of all students

  • Upper Elementary: Homework and the work Willow is doing with the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program 

  • Middle School: All About Trip!

October 29, 2019 Ambitious Science in the Montessori Classroom (STEM to the M). 


January 14, 2020 TBA

April 17, 2020 Montessori Materials Night


Montessori Resource Library

SVCMS has a well-stocked school resource library with a wealth of books and videos that are available to all families to borrow. See Montessori Education to find additional online resources.


St. Vrain Community Montessori School (SVCMS) is a public K-8 charter school in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our tuition-based Preschool and tuition-free Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School programs offer an authentic Montessori education in a standards-aligned environment.

© 2017 by St. Vrain Community Montessori School


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