|MIR offers many educational
and fun events throughout the school year to support parent
education and build a closer community. Parents and extended
families are encouraged to attend.
to School Night
This is an opportunity for parents to meet other parents as
well as get to know the staff, the Board of Trustees and the
PTM Board. PTM also presents their slate of events for the year.
Each class holds an orientation for parents. This is an opportunity
for parents to meet other parents and to hear teachers give
an overview of the Montessori philosophy and ways parents can
continue the Montessori program at home. The teachers discuss
plans for the year as well as their expectations of students
- Parent Education
MIR provides informative meetings and workshops to parents
on topics related to child development and the Montessori
theory of education. Typically three of these meetings are
held a year, and childcare is often provided. The Head of
the School, teachers, and guest speakers present on topics
ranging from parenting help to Montessori mathematical materials.
Parent attendance to two or more of these evenings is expected.
- Parent-Child Night
Usually held in spring, students lead parents through the
classrooms and show examples of their work and ways in which
they use the class materials.
- Journey & Discovery
This semiannual event lets you be the student for the day. Parents journey through the entire Montessori curriculum from 18 months to 18 years. They then discover the curriculum for ages 18 months to 6th grade or 1st grade through 12th grade (their choice) in an interactive, hands-on manner. This event is a MUST for all parents who want to understand what a Montessori edcuation offers their child. Learn more.
- Parenting Classes
MIR offers parents the opportunity to enhance their parenting
skills. Experts such as Penny Davis and Jacob Gibson teach on subjects such as Positive Discipline and Emotional Coach
Parenting. Different classes are offered each year.
- Camp Montessori
Twice a year staff, parents and students camp overnight
under the trees of the Montessori campus. Everyone joins
around the campfire for songs, stories and fun.
- Halloween Party
Each fall families gather to enjoy a Halloween celebration
complete with game booths and a costume parade.
- Holiday Sing
This is a yearly event performed by the students. Parents,
staff, friends and family enjoy song, dance and drama at
the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.
- Annual Spring Gala
This semi-formal fundraising event involves an evening of
food and entertainment for parents, staff, and community
members. Each class donates a handmade item for the live
auction and community/regional businesses donate silent
- Spring Carnival
Families are invited to celebrate spring and the end of
the school year with a fun afternoon of game booths, rides,
and a petting zoo.
Conferences are held twice a year to provide parents and
teachers an opportunity to communicate about a child's growth.