Parent involvement is essential to the mission of New Discoveries Montessori Academy. Several of our Board Members are parents from the Hutchinson community.
Studies consistently indicate that when schools, families and communities work together to support student learning, everyone benefits. We recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children and that they need to be heard. New Discoveries Montessori Academy strongly supports a community/family-friendly school environment that actively encourages involvement and participation. Specific opportunities for parent and community involvement include: Open House events, volunteering in the classroom, participating in parent/teacher/student conferences, field trip chaperone and guide, mentoring, assisting with school projects, and supporting school-wide and fundraising events.
To help facilitate parent volunteer involvement, New Discoveries Montessori Academy is organizing a volunteer network beginning with parent training sessions. These sessions help parents understand the important role they play in the educational process and how their participation in their child’s education is valued. The sessions also introduce the curriculum to the parents and explain how they can best assist their children with the learning process. Community members are also invited to participate on an ongoing basis.
New Discoveries Montessori Academy provides Montessori parent education programs that promote understanding of Montessori principles and curriculum.
Parents are involved in the design and operation of the school by offering feedback on the annual satisfaction surveys, serving on the Board of Directors, and participating in the volunteer network.