A Great Place for Families

It is often said that Alcuin School is not just a good place for children, but that it is a great place for families. In keeping the child at the center of all that we do, Alcuin continues to foster relationships that build community for everyone at the school—students, faculty and staff, administration, and parents.
The concept of community is so essential to Alcuin School that it is one of our core values. We see it in the involvement of our faculty, administration, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumni, but nowhere do we see it more profoundly than in our students.

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  • The Student Community

    Classwork frequently involves collaboration. Guides arrange chairs and tables in small groups so that instruction, as well as independent activities, occurs in a group setting. Each Lower School classroom has several area rugs so that groups of children can gather together to study math applications, write a paragraph, or complete the timeline of life. Classroom strategies—along with class trips, faculty collaboration, athletic teams, school clubs, family involvement, and alumni events—build connection and create lifelong friendships.
  • The Parent Community

    Alcuin parents support the school with tremendous generosity and unmatched vigor. Montessori educational philosophy assumes reinforcement of its methods at home, as well as at school. Parents participate in opportunities offered by the school to familiarize themselves with these expectations. At Alcuin School, parents work alongside faculty to help their children attain their full potential. Long after their children graduate, many families remain loyal to the school as volunteers and philanthropists, even faculty and administrators.
  • The Campus Community

    The visible happiness of the Alcuin School community—students, faculty, and staff—is noticed by parents and visitors on a daily basis. Architectural features, such as curved wall surfaces and overhead skylights, encourage an atmosphere of beauty and harmony that affects the well-being of the community. Individual gardens outside of Montessori classrooms, tended by the guide and students, provide an environment that brings about satisfaction and self-worth. Collaboration spaces, a makers studio, places for outdoor learning, and hallways lined with whiteboards affirm Alcuin’s commitment to supporting curiosity and independent learning.