By Paul Schmitt
The Sturgeon Bay School District will be hosting two informational meetings for parents on the new 4K Montessori-based classroom beginning in the next academic year at Sunset School. The Montessori approach is a discovery model for early childhood education using a mixed-aid classroom. Elementary Principal Ann Smejkal says students learn concepts by using materials rather than straight instruction.
Smejkal says the Montessori-based classroom plan was approved by the school board for a pilot program next school year. She says if successful, the program may be offered to children up to 12 years of age in the future years. The informational meeting for parents with children who will be four years old by September 1 will be held on April 3 and April 16 at 5:30 pm at Sunset School.