Founded by local community members, Swan River Montessori Charter School and Children's House Program opened its doors in 2005. The building houses two programs: the public, K-6th grade charter school and a private, fee-based early childhood program. Though there are two programs, we are united as one school and strive to be as authentic to the Montessori method of education as possible.
The mission of Swan River Montessori Charter School is to provide a child-centered environment for self-directed and personalized learning in a small, community-based public school with an emphasis on the natural environment.
Swan River Montessori Charter School's vision is to employ an inter-disciplinary approach to education by teaching the whole child ~ heart, mind, and soul. The Montessori learning environment is designed to foster this whole child approach by meeting the child's inherent needs of self-discovery, creativity, independence, and competence. Swan River Montessori Charter School will create a kind, respectful environment where each child has a sense of belonging. Learning at Swan River Montessori Charter School involves the student, the student's family, the teachers, and the larger community. Swan River supports family and community participation in each child's education by utilizing and appreciating community resources and the natural world as a learning environment.
MCA Testing Window
3rd grade Math and Reading testing will take place April 8th through April 19th.
4th-6th grade Math, Reading, and Science will take place April 22nd through May 3rd.
Enrollment for 2013-2014
EC-6th grade RE-ENROLLMENT FORMS for current students are due by Thursday, January 10, 2013. This form will be distributed to all SRMCS families on Thursday, January 3, 2013 or you may download this form HERE.
Applications for new students grades K-6th wishing to apply for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year may be downloaded HERE.
Applications for new students wishing to enroll in the Children's House Early Childhood Program (ages 3-6) for the 2013-2014 school year may be downloaded HERE. EC applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, January 2. 2013. Enrollment will continue until all slots are filled. Then, a waiting list will be created.
**IMPORTANT** The K-6th grade lottery has been concluded as of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013. Any applications received after February 8th will be placed on the waiting list by grade and in the order they are received. To view the lottery results, please click HERE.