Afternoon Program


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Children's House Afternoon Program

For those children needing additional care, Highland Park Montessori School offers flexible schedules before class from 7:30-8:30 am, and after class from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm.  Our school calendar closely follows the Saint Paul Public School elementary calendar; however, we offer holiday care on many of the "no classes" days. Please refer to the school calendar for more information. 


Lunch Bunch is 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday and includes time for outdoor play or activities indoors. Scheduling is flexible. The lunch tables are beautifully accented with china plates, glasses, napkins and silverware. Fresh flower arrangements that the children make grace the tables from time to time. The children unpack their own lunches and wait until their friends are ready. The children learn proper etiquette for eating and socializing with one another during a meal. Download our lunch letter below!

The Afternoon Program starts with Lunch Bunch and continues with free choice in the Afternoon Program Environment.  Nan has created a warm and beautiful environment for the children, which includes a nature area, reading loft, fish tank, and puppet theater, plus the all-time favorites: house, dress-up, books, puzzles, building blocks, games, arts and crafts. Each day there is collective for children to share stories and songs, or to play a game. Cots are available for children needing to nap, and then they join the others as they awaken. Extended-day children who stay past 3:00 pm join the children in the Afternoon Program. At 3:15 pm the children have snack and then participate in games, music, arts and crafts, storytelling, role playing and late afternoon play outside, weather permitting.

Stephanie Clark,
Nov 30, 2014, 1:42 AM