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Montessori School open house Tuesday

COVINGTON -- The Montessori School of Covington will hold an Open House Tuesday.

The school is currently enrolling ages 3 through high school age.

Two community Open House sessions are scheduled Tuesday morning and afternoon.

The morning session, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., will offer visitors an opportunity to tour the school during regular hours to observe the students in the classroom. The evening session, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., will also include an informational meeting regarding the Georgia Cyber Academy at Montessori School of Covington, an addition for high school level students beginning in the fall.

"Open House is an excellent opportunity for prospective families to visit our facility and become familiar with the Montessori method of education as well as our school family," school Director Jane Moon said. "We welcome everyone to join us as we showcase our school in preparation for the next school year."

Board members, faculty and parents will be available to answer questions during both drop-in sessions Tuesday.

Developed more than 100 years ago, the Montessori method provides a hand-on approach to learning that values each student's unique strengths, differences and educational needs. With a curriculum of math, science, practical life, physical education, the arts, computer science and hands-on exploration, students also participate extracurricular activities that encourage real-world application of learning, community service, leadership and peer mentoring.

Students also participate in gardening, foreign language and music.

Currently, the school offers education for ages 3 through middle school. It is expanding to high school next school year with a partnership with the Georgia Cyber Academy, a SACS-accredited public charter school serving more than 12,000 students across the state.

Interested families unable to attend Tuesday's Open House can schedule a tour of the school any time by contacting the school.

Founded in 1990, MSC is a private, nonprofit school.

The school is located at 4108 Summers St., in the Clark's Grove neighborhood just off Clark Street in Covington. More information is available by calling 770-788-7779 or visiting www.Montessori-Covington.org.