As one of the first Montessori schools to provide after-school care, MSA has been offering extended care to our students for over 40 years. This enables us to offer the Montessori education to a diverse and varied student enrollment.
The basic philosophy of the MSA program is to provide a safe environment. It is important for the children to feel comfortable and secure. Most of our extended care staff also work with the children in the classroom, which provides positive continuity throughout the day.
MSA doors open as early as 7:30 am and close at 6:00 pm. Younger children, ages 3 to 5, receive a hot lunch prepared on the premises, followed by a nap or rest time. Supervised indoor and outdoor activities are provided until it is time to go home. Older children will participate in planned and free choice activities, with time for homework, socializing with friends, and relaxing. All children receive a healthy afternoon snack.