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Montessori program gets ok to expand


Decatur - Garfield Montessori School gets the ok to expand.


The Decatur School Board voted unanimously to add Montessori classes for 3 to 5 year olds at Enterprise school.


Roughly 200 families are on the waiting list to enroll their children into the Montessori program. Enterprise will get three classrooms with three new teachers. Each class would have 14 students. The plan will transform the school into a Montessori program over six years.


Montessori classes are different, kids learn on the floor. The teachers sit with students and those students are multi-age. The focus is not only on academics, but to develop the whole child.


The change will take effect in the 2014-2014 school year.

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