A Culture of Mindfulness and Presence.

When choosing a school for your child, you are also choosing a community—a culture and an environment for your family. A Children’s Habitat takes pride in its reputation for the close-knit community that forms within these walls and as such, has become one of the school’s greatest assets. Here, families come together and find common ground in authentic values and a deep sense of connection and purpose very much reflective of the school itself.


The Montessori Method

We strive to meet and exceed the highest Montessori standards set forth by the American Montessori Society (AMS), through organized and individualized instruction, multi-age classrooms, and carefully prepared learning environments.


Individuals are celebrated and appreciated for their unique qualities, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Joyful Learning

Curiosity and joy for learning are habits cultivated by A Children’s Habitat.

Peace Education

Kindness, empathy, and peaceful conflict resolution comprise and inform both our explicit and implicit curriculum.


Inspired by a spirit of community and the power of collective talents, we focus efforts on building relationships and working with one another.


Just as we care for one another, we care for our broader social and natural worlds.

AMS Member
75 Experience
Average Class Size
$20k in Available Financial Aid
1/2 Outdoor Classroom Acreage
21 Zip Codes Represented

A Prepared and Nurturing Environment.

Walk into any  classroom at Habitat and you can expect to find a rich learning environment ready for students to engage. Our skilled and trained guides present prepared materials with steady intention and allow students to decide which works to complete, where they will work, and how they will navigate the experience. All of this comes from a leveled space of equality and individuality that builds confidence and independence.


A Commitment to Community.

Research clearly shows that one of the most constant predictors of a student’s educational success is the active interest and participation of the parents in their schooling. It is for these reasons that A Children’s Habitat requires a volunteer commitment from every enrolled family.

Throughout the school year, parents and families have opportunities to show their support in many meaningful ways: by volunteering time and services to support school events and special projects, by serving as leaders on the Board of Directors or on committees, through financial contributions, and by actively participating in their child’s education.

Each family must give an average of four to six (4-6) hours of their time to Habitat each month, or a total of 50 hours annually. In addition to volunteer hours, parents are required to attend one (1) parent meeting per semester for a total of two (2) parent meetings annually, though of course, we hope you will feel encouraged to attend more.

Volunteer hours and parent meeting attendance are tracked and recorded on an ongoing basis by our administration and reported throughout the year. All families must have a volunteer contract on file with the office at all times. Families unable to complete volunteer hours will be assessed a fee of $18 per hour at the close of the school year, or a maximum of $900 annually.


Set Times + Dates

Choose set dates and times through the year that work for your schedule.

Invest In An Ongoing Commitment

Lead or be part of a committee.

Be Part Of The Discussion

Join us monthly for our parent meetings, earn volunteer hours, and learn how your child learns.

Donate Physical Items*

Donate food and event items through the year, turn in the receipts, and convert those dollars to hours.

$18 = 1 Volunteer Hour

*Does not include direct fundraising (i.e. auction items for donation or sponsorships), classroom materials, or classroom snacks.

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Parents, grandparents, event elementary children, can volunteer time toward the 50-hour family volunteer commitment. You can even have a stand-in!

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Your 50 hours accumulate annually, beginning the first day of summer break and concluding the last day of the school year– approximately June 1st to June 1st.

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Studies show volunteers eat family dinners together more, are more likely to participate in groups or organizations, and engage in more informal volunteering, like doing favors for neighbors.

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Submit your volunteer contract and interest form by the August 15 deadline. Watch your email for opportunities or reach out, then report your hours to the office.