Thank you for your interest in the Farmington Valley Academy Montessori. We encourage you to contact us and schedule a tour of the school and meet with our Admissions Director, Paula Kille. We hope that your enthusiasm will only grow as you learn more about our school community.




The School Day

The school day begins at 8:15 am for all students. The toddler community and morning primary students are dismissed between 11:45 and noon. Full day students are picked up at 3:15 pm. The after care and homework/study hall program concludes at 5:30pm.  Please refer to the school calendar for the vacation and holiday schedule.




A Parent's Role

The choice to send a child to a Montessori school is a major decision. It reflects an understanding of the depth and breath of a child’s educational and developmental needs and a desire for the school environment to be one that nurtures the natural love of learning and growing independence. A Montessori education is one that extends beyond the classroom and into the home environment. Parents are strongly encouraged to understand how the principles of Montessori can be integrated into the home. Throughout the year there are opportunities for parents to meet with other parents and the teachers to discuss these concepts and learn more about the Montessori philosophy. 


The relationship between the school and the parent is one of cooperation.  The primary goal is to determine and provide what is best for each child. Parents  have an open and ongoing communication with the teacher. They are encouraged to become a part of the school community. There are parent meetings scheduled over the course of the school year, which are a great way to meet other parents and stay abreast of school activities.



Parent Resource Center

A small collection of reading material is available in the parent resource area located directly behind the front desk. Feel free to borrow any material that you might find helpful. A sign out book is available at the front desk. 



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