By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay School District is exploring the addition of the Montessori concept of learning at Sunset School. According to the American Montessori Society, teachers guide their students through activities designed to meet each individual’s interests, needs, and developmental level. Since last May, a committee has been working on studying the concept along with visiting Montessori programs to see if it would fit in with district’s 4K program. Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says the next steps for the district depend on what the committee is able to find during their study.
Tjernagel says there is no discussion on opening a separate space for a Montessori school and expects to get an update from the committee on their findings at their December board meeting. You can voice your opinion on the idea taking a survey available online with this story.