“We’re glad we chose Orcas Montessori School as the first school experience for our son Will. The enthusiasm of Head Guide Tom Rubottom first drew our interest. When we observed the classroom, we were impressed with his ability to cheerfully manage the room full of children, guiding and directing them gently and with humor, keeping them working happily on their various projects. As we learned about the school, we became impressed with the Montessori philosophy with its focus on critical thinking and self sufficiency. Will’s language and counting skills have really come along since the start of the school year. Most importantly, Will really loves school!”
Andrew and Alyson Stephens
“Luca loves getting to be around other kids and loves learning. Montessori is a great place to do both!”
Skyler Cookston & Tirzah Fiorito
“Orcas Montessori School is such a treasure in our community. The committed and talented staff provides a truly wonderful environment for early childhood development. Our son Trevor enjoys Montessori and can’t wait to be a “leader” in his 3rd year.”
Cathy Faulkner & Nelson Moulton
“I will never forget Head Guide Tom Rubottom’s answer, when asked if he would ever consider teaching children older than 2-1/2 to 6-year-olds. Without hesitation, he said, “Nope. This is where the action is.” Tom wholeheartedly believes, as did Dr. Maria Montessori, that key aspects of a child’s approach to learning and life are formed during these early years. My wife and I couldn’t be happier that our daughter Paris and we, as parents, experienced these formative years with the dedicated staff of Orcas Montessori School.”
Here you'll find important and useful school information, including the school’s most recent newsletter, the school calendar, and the parents’ handbook. Please take special note of the sections on parental involvement and volunteering. Your active involvement in school activities is vital to maintaining a quality educational experience for your child. Thanks for your commitment and dedication!
Volunteering is essential to keeping tuition affordable and maintaining the quality of the Montessori experience for our children. Tuition only covers about 60% of our operations expenses. Parents are asked to commit to 36 hours per school year. There are many opportunities to volunteer within the Orcas Montessori School community! Parents are needed to take a major role in at least one of our fundraising events and a minor role in additional events and activities. Check out the Volunteer Opportunity section for a list of possibilities.
The school board is also an excellent volunteer opportunity. Board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month. If you would like to attend, please contact the school and speak with Teresa Chocano, School Director.
Annual Fundraising Auction
Annual Wreath Sale
Rosario Holiday Tree Contest
School House Maintenance
After School Clean Up
Doe Bay Fest Concessions Booth