Summergarten

Spark a Summer of Imagination

At MNS, we build upon the foundation of Montessori philosophy to provide engaging, unplugged enrichment experiences for young children and their families. It’s a whole new way to discover the joys of summer. Our camp is led by our MNS staff members as well as specialists in the area of outdoor learning, literacy, music, and more.

Registration is now open for SUMMER 2019!


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TUESDAYS: Family Music Club

At MNS, we believe that ALL children are musical, so we created our Family Music Club for children from birth to age 6 and the grownups who love them!

With the award-winning Music Together curriculum, we sing silly songs, make funny animal sounds, stretch and move with the beat, and use various instruments to make music.

Teachers

MNS is excited to partner with The Harper School in Lenoir to provide Family Music Club this summer. Our Family Music Club classes are taught by a certified “Music Together” instructor with a current MNS parent in assistance.

Attendance

Children attend with an adult caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc.). We enroll children from birth to 6 years of age (sometimes older too). This group of blended ages allows the children to learn with and from one another.

Tuition

Tuition for our Family Music Club is $90 for all 6 summer sessions ($15 per class for drop-ins). And best of all, every family enrolled for all 6 sessions receives a CD recording and songbook of our summer song collection so that your family can sing along at home, in the car—anywhere!

Location

Classes meet in the MNS classroom (currently at 2726 Pheasant Run Street in Lenoir). Families arrive promptly at 10am to remove shoes (sock feet, please), store belongings in a cubby, use the restroom, and wash hands in preparation for class.

Schedule

Family Music Club includes a series of 6 meetings throughout the summer. Each 45-minute class is on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:45/11am (see class schedule below for exact dates). Join us for the full 6-week series or drop-in for a single class!


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THURSDAYS: Eco-Explorers

We're blending two of our favorite things: storytime and nature walks! Join us for Eco-Explorers as we enjoy great read-alouds, explore natural spaces, and discover fascinating things outdoors.

Teachers

Each class is taught by one of MNS’s own teachers—we share our experience as a parents, educators, and nature-lovers with the children each week.

Attendance

Children attend each week with a caregiver (no drop-off is permitted). We enroll children up to 6 years of age (sometimes older). This group of blended ages allows the children to learn with and from one another. 

Tuition

For Summergarten, tuition for our Eco-Explorers class is $30 for the 6-week session ($5 per class for drop-ins). All supplies fees are included in the cost of tuition.

Schedule

This family nature club is a 6-week summer session that includes weekly 45-minute classes. Join us for the 6-week series or drop-in for a single class! We meet from 10 to 10:45/11am on Thursday mornings. Families are asked to arrive promptly!

Location

We will meet at local natural spaces like our nature playground at MNS or Tuttle State Educational Forest (class schedule details exact location). Be sure to wear closed toe shoes for walking and bring a water bottle. It’s also a good idea to apply sunscreen and/or bug spray at home before each class.