Six Rivers Montessori School
Our broadest vision is of a world that lives in peace; 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 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 sustain a quality Montessori holistic classroom environment within a farm-based learning community; to encourage a deep sense of interdependence and responsibility as caring, global citizens and stewards of the earth.
In the fall of 2010 Bridget McBride and Teresa Walker founded Phoenix Rose Academy with five first grade students. We now have grown to 26 students ranging from first through fourth grade. Along with our summer 2012 move to Arcata, Phoenix Rose became Six Rivers Montessori, an independant nonprofit public benefit corporation.
Our short-term goals include developing our current site at 1222 Hallen Drive, Arcata, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Our long-term goals include expanding the school to include first through eighth grade students with three classroom teachers. Ultimately our goal is to own a site of our own where we’ll expand our vision of a farm-based learning community.
Six Rivers Montessori is a California Public Benefit Non-Profit school, incorporated in 2012.
We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion,
creed, or national origin, including but not exclusive of non-discriminatory
admissions of students and members, and equal use of all facilities.