Our Mission and Vision for Education
MISSION 2045

The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation program, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Our Core Values are: Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

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    "I loved learning about the tools and how they lead children to deeper understanding of subjects. Please offer Math and Reading, again, soon. Thank you."
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    "Ross has active staff and parents who help translate into Spanish for parents who need it."
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    "It was great to understand all the steps a new reader has to go through to read just one word. Adults forget how difficult this process is."
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    "I tell everyone how well prepared my daughter was for CRMS, thanks to Ross. I feel very strongly that Ross was a great place for both my kids."

PTO

18 days ago

Next PTO Meeting: March 14, 8:15 AM

The annual party - Celebrate the Night in Black & White is getting close. Help us prepare for another fantastic event.


April 8,7:00 p.m. at Aspen Glen

Silent Auction

DJ and Dancing

Great Food

Lots of fun!

Celebrate the Night in Black & White

22 days ago

Ross Montessori School PTO presents

Celebrate the Night in Black and White

A fundraiser for the RMS Annual Fund. 


Buy tickets now


Saturday, April 8, 2017

7 to 11 p.m.


Aspen Glen Club

0545 Bald Eagle Way

Carbondale, CO 81623


2015-2016 Testing Data
Security Update - All Clear
February 9, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
 
Dear Parents:

As of today at 12:25 p.m., we have been given the “all clear to return to regular security protocol” from the Carbondale Police Department. It turns out that the threat online last night reported to them and investigated by the FBI was a cyber spamming hoax of some sort. The safety of your child while at school is extremely important to us. As such, our newly constructed building has many safety features built in that we are fortunate to have. The front doors are locked each day except for 7:30-8:20 a.m. and 2:50-3:30 p.m. If you arrive at any other time, you will be buzzed in by the front office staff. Thank you for understanding our need to keep children and staff safe while at school.

Teachers and staff regularly train to be able to handle a variety of safety situations at school. In so many words: it is the MOST important job we have. We will always work hard to keep your child safe and to communicate accurate and true information as we receive it about any potential threat.

When there is any danger in the vicinity of our school, law enforcement may request that we be in lockout or locked down mode, depending on the nature of the incident. This means that any access to the school will be monitored or prohibited and students are required to remain inside the building. If the threat to student safety does not directly involve the school, you can call the school office for information.

In the event of an incident at Ross Montessori that could be dangerous to the children, either externally or internally, it is unlikely that you will be able to contact anyone through the school office. Because we understand the anxiety that parents will experience if we have a lockdown event that requires a response from law enforcement, the following will allow you to get any information we have in a timely manner. Schools are not allowed to communicate with parents during a lockout or lockdown situation, but will provide communication following the incident.

Please know that if there is a serious incident in a school, law enforcement will be setting up a perimeter around the school and will not allow any traffic into the area, either by automobile or on foot. To keep you informed regarding the incident please note the following:

You can call 970-963-7199 for a recorded update of the most current information.

For an ongoing lockdown incident please note our communications center locations for providing up to date information, as well as evacuation and reunification of students with their parents/guardians.
   * Communications Center – Carbondale Town Hall
   * Initial Evacuation Center – River Valley Ranch Barn
   * Reunification Location – Carbondale Recreation Center

Thank you for being aware of our safety planning. Feel free to speak with me if you have any questions or call Officer Michael Zimmerman, Carbondale School Resource Officer at 970-319-2700. This information will also be posted to our website for easy reference.

"Become conscious of your own mood surrounding this event. Your tension and anxiety will immediately transfer to your children. Go for a bike ride, read a book, have some fun together tonight. Creating external order does help create internal order." P. Donahue Shortridge

Sincerely,
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School
Montessori Wellness Philosophy
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