About our school

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.

What we offer:

  • Low student-teacher ratios and an aide in every class
  • Multi-age classrooms
  • Ability-based, individual work plans for each student
  • Montessori program aligned with Common Core State Standards
  • Experential learning with hands-on field trips
  • Cooking and gardening program, Spanish classes
  • Free, full-day Kindergarten option available
  • Before and after school care program available

What makes a Montessori education special?