Opening a Montessori School: Reflections & Suggestions


Presenter: Sara Gensic
General Interest
CPD hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Does the idea of opening a Montessori school strongly resonate with you? Have you considered all of the reasons why? Do you know your own “school story” and can you articulate how it relates to your desire to start a school? If you are an experienced Montessori teacher—serving any age level—and you have thought about opening a school, perhaps it is time to reflect on the possibility of making your vision a reality, and seek expert advice.

This webinar will offer a glimpse into the process of opening a school. Sara will guide you through her loose story-like timeline complete with suggestions, reflections, and practical tips about her journey. She will encourage you to think deeply about the necessary steps before, during, and after the first year of opening a school. As a Montessori teacher leader who “survived” her first year as a co-founding team for a micro-Montessori school serving ages 3 – 12, Sara is here to dispel myths and answer your questions.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will be encouraged to think deeply about your school story and guiding ideas.
  • You will begin to think about each of the steps required to open a school.
  • You will be guided to think about the necessary roles and responsibilities of teachers and leaders of a new school.

About the Presenter

A Teacher's Perspective

Sara Gensic

Co-founder and Elementary teacher, Alyssum Montessori School

Sara Gensic, MA, is the co-founder and Elementary teacher leader of Alyssum Montessori School in Fort Wayne, IN. AMI-credentialed (Elementary I – II).

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