"Mary Lake Montessori is a very nurturing place for your child's first experience with school." - Deb Duren
"Our first child's kindergarten teacher says that Mary Lake prepared her well for public school." - Mark Udulutch
"...We feel the loving, caring atmosphere at MLM promotes growth both intellectually and socially." - Kim Burgard
Mary Lake Montessori is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Preschool hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 4K hours are 7:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Approximate Schedule for Preschoolers:
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Free choice, children arriving
Preschool 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
4K 7:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. &
11:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Preschool/4K Program—Throughout the course of the morning and afternoon program, each classroom incorporates the following activities: group time for discussion of calendar, topic of the week, attendance, stories and songs, snack, art projects, outside play and individual activity time for working on math and language, sensorial and practical life lessons.
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Nap time/quiet activity (For those children under 5 years old, nap time is required.)
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Outside play, free play
Approximate Schedule for Afterschoolers:
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Outside play, planned activity, free play, opportunity to do homework
Throughout the day, art activities, free choice and outside play as well as weekly field trips for the Afterschool children are scheduled. Children are divided into age-appropriate groups and age-appropriate activities are planned. Preschoolers follow a similar schedule as the school year program. For more information, please contact the school.
Enrollment for any of the programs are accepted and filled in this order:
Preschool/4K with extended care
Kindergarten through Fourth grade Extended Care
Fees are subject to change at the start of each new session. Preschoolers enrolled to begin after the start of the fall Semester are required to pay full fees from September to the start date to retain a position in the program if there is a waiting list.
Programs & Fees
3 days per week
$138.00 per week
4 days per week
$148.00 per week
5 days per week
$158.00 per week
4K 10:20 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
$56.25 per week
Preschool Plus Extended Care*:
3 full days per week
$221.00 per week
4 full days per week
$231.00 per week
5 full days per week
$241.00 per week
Drop-in fees (for unscheduled days): Full Day $75.00 per day; less than 5 hours $15/hour.
Afterschool Care**: Full Day Kindergarten through Fourth Grade - $92.00 per week
Summer Fees for Afterschool-Age children as above for preschool groups.
There is a $30.00 registration fee/family/year. There is a $150.00 supply fee/preschool child/year.
*Each additional child will receive a 10% discount rate. Minimum charge is 3 half days per week.
**For each day when public schools are closed and day care is used, an additional $50.00 for full day kindergartners and up will be added to the next month's bill.
Children who are not in wrap around care may add extra hours as space permits. The fee is $15 per hour.
Parents provide lunch and transportation. Snack is a shared duty between the school and the parent. School provides milk at lunch and snacks.
3 and 4 day preschool programs are for preschoolers only. 5 day preschool program is for preschoolers or 4K.
We care for children 2 ½ years to 4th grade (11 years).
Sessions run September to the end of May/early June for the school year and June through August for the summer.
A full day is 5 or more hours per day; a half-day is less than 5 hours per day.