Sherwood Montessori is a tuition-free public charter school.  It was founded in 2009, opened in fall 2010, and 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.


Sherwood Montessori is more than just an educational institution. From day one, we have considered Sherwood Montessori to be an environment where active learning takes place, a place where students can learn about the world and themselves. Our faculty's educational expertise and personal dedication are key to our culture of mutual respect and cooperation.


For a peek into the daily lives of our students and teachers, read the Instructional Staff reports found in the Board of Directors agendas posted each month on our home page and archived on our Board of Directors page.


What Makes Sherwood Montessori Special?

In addition to offering an authentic Montessori curriculum, Sherwood Montessori has many special programs to offer students.  We're very proud to offer students a great Kitchen-Garden program taught by Chef Richie, a Physical Education program, Art Lessons and our very own Special Education and intervention programs.  To learn more about our school, click on the links in the green menu bar to the left (Special Programs) or continue reading here.


Sherwood Also Offers:

  • Small class sizes
  • Teachers' aides in all classes
  • Art, drama, and music
  • Cooking and gardening for all ages
  • Special Education & Intervention Services
  • School lunch program with free and reduced federal program
  • Beautiful classrooms with hands-on materials
  • On site, high quality child care before and after school

For more on Sherwood Montessori's special programs, click here.


Proposition 30, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2013, established a school funding source guaranteed to directly benefit students in the classrooms. The Governing Board of Sherwood Montessori resolved that EPA funds received by Sherwood would be spent first on Lead Teacher compensation and then, if any funds remained, on Substitute Teacher compensation. The following information details funds received and spent over time.












Teacher Salaries





Substitute Teachers Salaries





Employee Benefits for Lead Teachers and Substitute Teachers





Subtotal Spending






EPA Prop 30 Resolution can be found in Agenda Item 5.3
Regular Meeting, November 21, 2013.pdf
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