“Education must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities…” – Dr. Maria Montessori, Education of a New World
“Education should include the two forms of work, manual and intellectual… these two complete each other” – Dr. Maria Montessori, From Childhood and Adolescence
“…to teach the details is to bring confusion; to establish the relationship between things is to bring knowledge” – Dr. Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence
“Within the child, lies the fate of the future” – Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood
Mission & Vision
The Grove School is a public Montessori community that guides adolescents in their work of self-construction, as they become engaged and respectful world citizens.
The Grove School relies on the framework for adolescent education defined by Maria Montessori. At the core of her vision is the expectation that students will “pass from one stage of independence to a higher [one], by means of their own activity, through their own effort or will.” The Grove School’s unique, rich, safe, challenging, relevant and comprehensive program is valued as a vital part of Redlands heritage and legacy. All members of our community model respect and clear communication in order to foster collaboration and cooperation.
A Grove student will be the architect of her own future; learning from peers and teachers how to live an authentic life beyond perceived boundaries.
Creation of curious, observant, flexible, confident, courageous and independent citizens
Contributions to community through internships
Adults modeling responsible, optimistic adulthood where everyone pursues work with passion
Efforts to make the world a better place than when we entered it
Prepared environments that allow students to learn and appreciate stewardship of the natural world
A community that respects all members as agents for change and promoters of peace
COVID-19 Health Checks and Return to School Procedures
Grove’s ability to remain open in person requires everyone follow safety protocols and engage in hygienic behaviors, including staying home when not feeling well. Each day, please remember to check student’s temperatures and assess for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to leaving for school. Students who exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19 SHOULD BE KEPT HOME. The following are based on the San Bernardino County Department of Health guidelines, which have not changed:
COVID-19 Symptoms include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If your student has any of these symptoms, tests positive for COVID, or is in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID, please keep them home and inform the attendance desk by calling (909)798-7831 or email@example.com. We will work with families to make sure that we continue students’ education as smoothly as possible in the event of these situations.
The ill student(s) can return to school and end isolation once the following are met:
10 days out from the start of the symptoms, AND
Fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, AND
Symptoms have improved.
In coordination with the San Bernardino County Department of Health, the Grove School has updated the Quarantine period for Non-Vaccinated Close Contact Students. This policy will be applied retroactively to students who were identified as close contacts since January 1st, 2022.
Non-Vaccinated Close Contact Modified Quarantine Period
If the close contact happens when both parties are wearing a mask in the school setting they may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:
Continue to appropriately mask, as required;AND
Undergo at least twice weekly testing during quarantine period (10 days)*; AND
No extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, play) during quarantine period (10 days)
When the close contact happens with students who were not wearing masks during the exposure (ie. outside of school), students need to isolate from in person instruction at school during the following quarantine periods are in place:
Standard quarantine – if they remain asymptomatic, students may discontinue quarantine after 10 days.
Shortened quarantine – if asymptomatic and a negative test (within 48 hours), quarantine can end after day 7.
Employees not fully vaccinated in a workplace setting, asymptomatic employees are NOT required to stay home if:
A negative test is obtained within 3-5 days after exposure to a case
Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.
And continue to have no symptoms
The most recent Grove School Lottery took place virtually on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6pm. Below is a recording of the event. Grove will contact all lottery participants’ families by mail with results and next steps.
The Grove School Governing Board generally has a regular meeting on the evening of the first Monday of the month, although it may be postponed on some occasions. A regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 6:15pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA. Current agenda is shown below or will be posted within 72 hours of the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Grove School Finance Committee Meeting – Friday, June 3, 2022, noon in the High School Office, 200 Nevada St, Redlands, CA.
The Grove School Finance Committee generally has a regular meeting on the last Friday of the month, although it may be postponed or moved on some occasions. The next regular meeting is on Friday, June 3, 2022 at noon in the high school office at 200 Nevada Street, Redlands, CA. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
To leave a question, comment, or add to the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Finance Committee. Current agenda is shown below.
The Grove School Parent Teacher Group (PTG) has its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 6pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA. Please note the change in regular day. Current agenda is shown below or will be posted within 72 hours of the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.