Program Overview

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Our Mission

Through a Montessori whole child approach, we strive to provide  our children a strong academic foundation that will help them become motivated learners, problem solvers and global citizens

A Public Magnet School Program

A magnet school is a public school that has specified courses or curricula. Parkside’s Montessori program is over 35 years old and we are expanding to provide the gift of Montessori to a greater number of students. Our school's goal is to make a Montessori education accessible to  ALL students. 

Enrollment

In the 2021-2022 school year, Parkside enrolled approximately 315 students spread over Pre-K- 6th grade. We are currently accepting enrollment for TK-7th grades for the 2022-2023 school year. New for next year is the enrollment into our 7th-grade class, which will eventually become a 7-8th grade “Adolescent program”. Learn more about how to enroll at our enrollment page.

Daily Schedule

You can find Parkside's 2021-2022 Bell Schedule. Some important details to note:

  • Parkside's TK/K Program is half-day (current schedule is 8:10a-12:10p)
  • Annex is a fee-based on-campus and district-run before and after-school program that is an option for those that need child care. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more at our Annex page.
  • Wednesdays are a minimum day for all TK-6th grade students.

Additional School Programs

Twice a week Physical Education classes with credentialed PE teacher.

Weekly music classes through Music For Minors.

Regular visits to borrow books from Parkside's library.

Montessori implementation of the Art in Action program.  

A couple times a week during lunchtime, students enjoy Tiger’s Play, a volunteer- led and PTA funded program that  provides supplemental activities such as arts/crafts, legos, magnatiles, and kinetic sand. This one is a much-loved favorite among our students!

Parent Involvement is Parkside's "SECRET SAUCE"

There is a culture of high levels of parent engagement and volunteering at Parkside. We ask parents to volunteer 30 hours a year to support our school. We have an amazing PTA that taps into parent interests and matches their skills with the school to help with various projects and school needs.  

Learn more about our successful Parents as Classroom Assistants Program.

Learn more about our School Site Council.

Visit our PTA website.

Find more information about volunteering requirements and hours.