Welcome to Sherwood Montessori!

Sherwood Montessori is a tuition-free public charter school in Chico, CA offering K-8th grade education.  Sherwood is the effort of a dedicated group of Chico parents who have a combined expertise in education, management, psychology and financial planning to create a public Montessori charter school. Our vision is for small, multi-aged classrooms where any member of the greater Chico community can succeed by applying the Montessori philosophy in their education.


Upcoming & Recent Board Meetings

Regular Board Meeting, May 18, 2017
The Sherwood Montessori Board of Directors will hold it's regular meeting for the month of May on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the school, 1071 E. 16th St in Room 4. This is an open, public meeting.
Agenda BOD May 2017.pdf
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Stakeholders are invited to give input about this draft at our May 18th Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., agenda and location details above.
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2016-2017 School Year Enrollment

There are limited spaces still available in certain grades for the 2016-17 school year. Please call the office to inquire, and click here to access our online application materials.

2017-2018 School Year Enrollment & Lottery

School Tours & Information for Prospective Parents

School tours will be offered in November, December and January for prospective parents. We will hold three tours per month before our lottery draw for admissions, which takes place on January 27th. Our tours start at 9:00 AM with an informational presentation by our school Director, Michelle Yezbick. Visitors then have a chance to see the classrooms in action by observing during the morning work period.

Tours will be offered on the following dates:

  • Nov. 10th & Nov. 29th
  • Dec. 1st, Dec. 8th, & Dec.13th
  • Jan. 17th, Jan. 19th, and Jan. 26th

Our lottery draw for admissions will take place on Friday, January 27th at 5pm.


Classroom Observations

This is the time of year we invite parents and community members to come into the classrooms and observe.  Please make an appointment.  Observations are up to thirty minutes long, and we have Observation Guidelines to share to help you make the most of your visit.  We’d love to have you come and watch miracles unfold!

We've Moved!

The new Sherwood Montessori campus is co-located at Chapman Elementary School at East 16th St and Cleveland St.  Sherwood also occupies the newly purchased property at 1010 Cleveland St, across from the Chapman Elementary parking lot.  This property is currently under renovation and is expected to be completed soon, in fall 2016.


During the summer of 2016, parent volunteers helped teachers and staff pack up classrooms and move the entire school, from chairs and tables to garden sheds picnic benches. 


This has been a huge transition for our school community but we're all very excited about the new opportunities and improved facilities that are now available to our students.


What is Montessori all about?

To get a feel for what Montessori is all about, there’s nothing like seeing it in action! The video below is from the American Montessori Society and features students from a range of Montessori schools; we invite you to “step inside” and see what the excitement is all about. You’ll also hear unique perspectives from Montessori advocates and other notables.


Click here to learn more and decide if Montessori is right for your family.

To see more informative videos about Montessori education, please follow this link:




Why "Sherwood Montessori"?

The founding board wanted a name that reflected both the environmental focus typical of Montessori schools and the proud heritage of Chico. As many local residents know, the classic 1938 movie, "The Adventures of Robin Hood," was filmed on location in Bidwell Park-the Sherwood Forest of King John. Conjuring images of both adventure and lush forests, we felt the name emphasized our vision for the school.


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Please note: Sherwood Montessori is an independent endeavor that is not connected to any other school in Chico or elsewhere. If you found our website while searching for the excellent private Montessori preschool in Chico, visit the website of the Chico Montessori Children's House, located on Glenn Street.

School Calendar Online

The calendar for 2015-2016 school year is on the "Events and Calendars" page for download or you can subscribe to the new Google Calendar.