The Ocean State Montessori School offers several extended day options for working parents. Before- and after-school care can be used on a full or part-time basis from 1 to 5 days per week. Preference is given to students who contract for full-time use. Drop-Ins are accepted when space is available. See the Tuition & Costs
page for information on applicable fees.
Early Morning Drop Off
Early Morning Drop-Off is available on a daily basis beginning at 7:30 am. Students arriving early are “delivered” to their classrooms at 8:15 am.
After School Programs
Hours: 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Children’s Room is our extended day program for children ages 3 and 4 and is a nice complement to the morning Montessori program. Children enjoy eating lunch together. After lunch children rest and nap. Although not all children fall asleep, each child is required to rest. After rest, children participate in a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, toys, story-time, singing, creative movement, and cooking. A snack is served to children in the mid-afternoon. Special events throughout the year add additional excitement and fun. Although the materials and activities are different, the Children’s Room supports the philosophy and curriculum of the morning Montessori program.
Hours: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Prime Time offers after-school care for students in our Primary 3 and Elementary programs. Each afternoon a snack is served at the start of Prime Time. After snack, children have ample opportunity to play and socialize with their friends. Activities include games (board, card, etc.), arts and crafts, music, stories, puzzles, reading, drama, and creative movement. Children of this age are increasingly social and value their time spent in the company of friends. Although the materials and activities are different, the activities in Prime Time support the philosophy and culture of the morning Montessori program.
Our vision is to develop each child's full potential as collaborative and self-directed learners by providing an academically excellent, interdisciplinary Montessori experience in partnership with parents that nurtures each child's intellectual curiosity, connection with the natural world, academic accomplishment and social and emotional growth as they become engaged citizens of the world.
The Ocean State Montessori School fosters independence, self-esteem, and a lifelong love of learning by providing an academically excellent and nurturing Montessori environment for children in preschool through sixth grade.