Welcome to Sherwood Montessori!
Sherwood Montessori 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 Kindergarten-Eighth grade 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.
2016-2017 School Year Registration Is Now Open
Now Enrolling for the 2016-17 school year with limited space available in 1st - 8th grades. Please click on "Admissions" to access the online application.
Our lottery draw for admission was on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. While our kindergarten and T-K is currently waitlisted, we will continue to accept enrollment applications and limited spaces are available for grades 1-8.
Sherwood Montessori is moving!
The new Sherwood Montessori campus will be co-located at Chapman Elementary School at East 16th St and Cleveland, and will include additional space at the adjacent property at 1010 Cleveland street. The resulting combined site represents a truly unique opportunity for any charter school, and Sherwood is in a great position to make the most of it.
During the summer of 2016, parent volunteers are helping teachers and staff pack up classrooms and prepare for the move. Renovations at the newly purchased 1010 Cleveland St property are underway, and all logistical details of our move to Chapman are being worked out in partnership with the Chico Unified School District and Chapman Elementary administrators. This is 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.
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.
To see more informative videos about Montessori education, please follow this link:
The Board of Directors of Sherwood Montessori will hold its regular June meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 746 Moss Ave. This is an open, public meeting.
Regular Meeting, June 16, 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.8 MB]
Sherwood Montessori in Culination Magazine
Follow this link to read more about our Cooking & Gardening program in teacher Chef Richie's contributions to Culination Magazine, an online magazine showcasing the world of food and drink: http://culinationmagazine.com/
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.
Want more information? Please contact us.
Please note: Sherwood Montessori is an independent endeavor that is not connected to any existing school in Chico or elsewhere. If you found our website while searching for the excellent private Montessori pre-school in Chico, visit the website of the Chico Montessori Children's House, located on Glenn Street.
School Calendar Online
The calendar for 2015-2016 is on the "Events and Calendars" page for download or you can subscribe to the new Google Calendar.