A Natural Place to Learn since 1972

Montessori Country School


The 2016-2017 School Year

(Rev 7-26-2016)


1 Monday
1st Tuition Payment Due


1 Monday
2nd Tuition Payment Due

5 Monday
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

6 Tuesday
New Student Orientation for new Primary students & former Preprimary students moving into new classrooms
Open House for Elementary students, 1:00-3:00 pm
Back to School Night for Huckleberry, 7:00-8:30

7 Wednesday   
First Day of Classes:
Children’s House: adjusted schedule (information with August mailing)
Elementary: regular schedule
Children’s House: New Salal and Cedar Parent Orientation, 7:00
Back to School Night for Salal and Cedar, 7:30-8:30

12 Monday  
Children’s House: Regular Schedule Begins. 1st Day of Lunch Program and full day schedule for Kinders.

16 Friday
All School Fall Picnic. Elementary campus, 5:30-7:30.

19 Monday
Elementary back to School Night, 7:00-8:00

27 Tuesday
Elementary School Pictures

28 Wednesday
Salal School Pictures

29 Thursday
Cedar and Huckleberry School Pictures


8 Saturday
Autumn Gathering, 5:30-8:30pm

11 Tuesday
Montessori in the Home. Children’s House, 7:00-8:30

12 Wednesday
Elementary Lunch Munch

20 Thursday
Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL
Elementary Day of Service

21 Friday
Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL

30 Sunday
Children’s House: Father/Child Event  (details coming)


9 Wednesday
Elementary Lunch Munch

11 Friday
Veterans’ Day Observed – NO SCHOOL

17 Thursday
Elementary Curriculum Evening, 6:30

23 Wednesday
Staff In-Service: NO SCHOOL

24 – 25 Thursday and Friday
Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL


2 Friday
Elementary Kids Can Cook Lunch

16 Friday
Winter Sing-Along 10:00am

19 Monday
Winter Break Begins (School Resumes Jan 3rd)


2 Monday
Staff In-Service: NO SCHOOL

3 Tuesday
School resumes

11 Wednesday
Elementary Lunch Munch

16 Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL

26 Thursday
Parent-Teacher Conferences. NO SCHOOL
Elementary Day of Service

27 Friday
Parent-Teacher Conferences. NO SCHOOL

30 Monday
Kindergarten Information Evening, 7:00pm


7 Tuesday
Children’s House Information Evening, 7:00pm

8 Wednesday
Elementary Lunch Munch
Elementary Information Evening, 7:00pm

11 Saturday
Children’s House Open House, 10:00-12:00
Elementary Open House, 1:00-3:00

20-24 Monday through Friday
President’s Day/Winter holiday: NO SCHOOL


9 Thursday
Elementary Math Night, 6:30pm

10 Friday
Elementary Kids Can Cook Lunch

25 Saturday
Winter Into Spring Auction, 5:00pm

30 Thursday
Elementary Curriculum Night, 6:30pm

31 Friday
In-Service. NO SCHOOL


3-7 Monday through Friday
Spring Break: NO SCHOOL

19 Wednesday
Elementary Lunch Munch

27 Thursday
Children’s House: Parent-Teacher Conferences. NO SCHOOL
Elementary: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. NO SCHOOL
Students in grades 3-6 Day of Service

28 Friday
Children’s House: Parent-Teacher Conferences. NO SCHOOL
Elementary: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. NO SCHOOL


8-10 Monday-Wednesday
NatureBridge for 3rd years and Upper Elementary

12 Friday
Primary classes Mother’s Day Teas: No regular Primary classes
AM Classes: 9:30-10:30 am
PM Classes: 1:00-2:00 pm

19 Friday
Elementary Kids Can Cook Lunch

26 Friday
-Kinder Graduation Rehearsal 10:30-11:30 am
-Kinder Hike with Staff 11:30-3:00pm

29 Monday
Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL


2 Friday
Elementary Thank You Berry Much, 2:30pm

7 Wednesday
Elementary Moving Up Ceremony, 6:30pm

8 Thursday
Children’s House: Last Day of School
Elementary Field Day

9 Friday
Kindergarten Graduation 5:00-6:00
Elementary last Day of School
All School end of the Year Picnic 6:00-8:00

Snow and Emergency Closures

Generally MCS will follow Bainbridge Island School closures as announced on
most major radio and T.V. stations with the following considerations:

•  If Bainbridge schools are closed, MCS will be closed.
•  If Bainbridge schools are running 1 hour late, all morning classes will begin at 9:40.
•  If Bainbridge schools are 2 hours late, MCS will cancel morning classes;  the afternoon classes will meet at the usual time; no lunch program
•  In the event we must make a decision other than the above, you will be notified by your room representative. Please be sure to advise him/her if your phone number has changed