Welcome to Six Rivers Montessori

Our Vision

Our broadest vision is of a world that lives in peace, and a world community based on interdependence and respect for all life and all people. Our vision for our school is a Montessori school community of supportive parents, dedicated teachers and staff, and joyful learners.

Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture students’ character, compassion, respect and curiosity; to cultivate their means to learn, to invent, and participate fully and joyfully in life independently and collaboratively; to establish and sustain a quality Montessori holistic elementary and middle school program that encourages students to develop a deep sense of interdependence and responsibility as caring, global citizens and stewards of the earth.

Our School

Six Rivers Montessori is a Montessori Elementary School serving children in first through sixth grades. We prepare students broadly for life, balancing academic excellence with the development of personal and practical life skills. Our goal is to inspire a passion for excellence and a lifelong love of learning. We nurture curiosity, creativity, and imagination.

Prayer Flags for Peace Fundraiser

Averting war is the work of politicians;
establishing peace is the work of educators.
~ Maria Montessori

At Six Rivers Montessori School there is a focus on Peace Education. Peace Education aims to help students acquire skills for nonviolent conflict resolution and to reinforce these skills for active and responsible action in society for the promotion of the values of peace. The students of Six Rivers Montessori participated in International Day of Peace Monday, September 21st. They had a parade in the neighborhood singing for peace in nations, cities, neighborhoods, schools, homes, and in our hearts, holding banners and candles all while social distancing. Their messages were put together in the form of a dove that remains in the classroom.

Peace Dove

This October, starting Monday the 12th, SRM school will be starting a campaign to raise money for its Peace Education Program. Our outdoor kick-off event will be October 24th, United Nations Day, to honor our students’ work with Montessori Model UN.

The students are looking for community members and businesses to sponsor the school’s peace program by purchasing a prayer flag for $20 a flag. Students will put your message on the flag and it will be hung up around the school, demonstrating a commitment to peace.

You can purchase a flag through our website by donating $20 through Paypal and putting your message in the “special instructions for the seller” notes:

Or you can find us on Venmo and add instructions in the comments section.

Or you can send a check to Six Rivers Montessori School, 1222 Hallen Drive, Arcata, CA 95521

Our goal is to have 100 Prayer Flags. Please purchase yours soon!

Prayer Flags

Important Dates

For a full schedule of instructional days and other important dates, please see our School Calendar page.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Six Rivers Montessori does not exclude or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin (ancestry), religion (creed), age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Six Rivers Montessori directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Six Rivers Montessori arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.

Nonprofit Status

Six Rivers Montessori is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Our EIN number is 45-5568818.