Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.  - Maria Montessori
PIONEER MEADOWS

MONTESSORI

Our School
Pioneer Meaodws Montessori School offers a low-cost, high quality education for children in Whatcom County.  The outstanding, engaging, scientifically researched curriculum offers children a  rich and dynamic hands-on experience which is developmentally appropriate and is academically, socially, and emotionally meaningful.  The staff create a calm and loving classroom environment which recognizes each child as an individual.


Our History  

In 2007, Keri Garavaglia moved with her then-husband James Bauckman to Whatcom County, Washington, with the dream of creating and building a Montessori school. Keri’s grandparents, Aubra and Dorothy Tilley, generously offered to help her fulfill this dream.

In the fall of 2008, the families and staff of Pleasant Valley Montessori School became part of Pioneer Meadows Montessori School (PMMS), and the next fall Salmonberry Montessori in Bellingham also joined Pioneer Meadows. In February 2010, Pioneer Meadows Montessori officially became a federally designated 501(c)(3) non-profit school.

Pioneer Meadows Montessori is located on 5.6 acres in Ferndale adjacent to 20+ acres of open space. Our school will eventually be linked to a city-wide trail system, and we are within walking distance of the new Ferndale Public Library. We have two Children’s House classrooms and two Elementary classrooms, including Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. All of our classrooms include access to the outdoors via spacious decks; children are able to move freely between the outside and inside environments during work time.

The children also enjoy, and assist in the care of, organic gardens, a small fruit tree orchard, and native and wildflower gardens. The grounds include a playground and a large open area for running and games. The children also help care for small flocks of sheep and chickens. In summer 2012, we added a barn to serve as a winter paddock for our sheep, and provide additional storage.
  
OUR VISION :
A Montessori opportunity for every family.

OUR MISSION:
Pioneer Meadows Montessori School suppports children and families in realizing their full potential through an authentic Montessori education.




​  FEBRUARY 2018 

16-20
No School
Mid-Winter Break – No School

20-23
Community Room Reflooring
No Soupy Friday
Parking Lot Cones
    
    MARCH 2018

7
7-8:30pm
Board Meeting

8
7-8pm
Montessori Information Night

16
All Re-Enrollment Paperwork Due

20
Current CH Parents' Education Night

21
Early Release

22
Current Elementary Parents' Education Night


PMMS SPRING SWING GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, May 18th
Register at: http://springswing2018.bpt.me

School Hours


Children’s House Half Day: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

(or until 1:15 p.m., if staying for Lunch Bunch)

Children’s House Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Elementary: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.






Pioneer Meadows Montessori - 2377 Douglas Road, Ferndale WA - 360.778.3681
PMMS is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.  PMMS does not discriminate in the admission of students or in the operation of
the school on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin.