SUMMER CAMP 2020
AGES 2.5 – 14 YEARS
Starwood Schools is excited to offer at-home learning options this summer for students ages 2.5 to 14 years old! Both the Toddler/Primary and Elementary camps will model the same online programs that have been in place with our students since March. Summer programming is offered in two month-long sessions (June and July) for students at both campuses, Starwood Montessori School and Starwood Academy of Frisco.
Farms are essential for our everyday lives starting with the food we eat and the clothes we wear. This summer, Starwood Montessori School and Starwood Academy of Frisco will offer virtual lessons for students ages 2.5 to 6 years old to discover where their food comes from.
Our at-home learning program includes a half-day morning schedule with morning circle times with classmates and live video conferencing lessons with a Montessori guide to provide real-time connections. Additionally, students are given a window of purposeful Montessori work time using hands-on learning materials from our home learning packets providing a robust at-home education experience!
Montessori guides will create an individualized learning packet according to your student’s developmental level with hands-on learning materials.
Materials such as language cards, sorting activities or counting objects will be introduced throughout the summer that coordinate with the theme.
Students will participate in live 20-30 minute individual or small group lessons during morning work times. Montessori guides will present lessons and materials during this time.
Daily 30-minute activities such as stories about life on the farm, music and movement with Coach Kerry are included. These are live 30-minute video sessions with staff and classmates.
Our goal is to work in collaboration with families to keep alive the culture of learning that is unique to Montessori and support families. A virtual “at-home visit” with your child’s guide will serve as an orientation to ask questions and work together to understand and support your child with at-home learning.
Weekly agendas with all information and video conferencing links all in one place make navigation of daily tasks easy for parents. Additionally, guides are available during daily office hours for any support needed.
Starwood Schools online program, Starwood Connect, honors the Montessori philosophy and provides a robust personalized education that will help students ages 6 to 14 years old progress academically during the summer months.
Elementary students will have the opportunity to enroll in afternoon virtual camps offered by local vendors for an additional expense. Enrollment will be exclusive for Starwood students.
The half-day schedule allows for morning community meetings with classmates and live video conferencing lessons with a Montessori guide to provide real-time connections.
Students will participate in 20-30 minute individual or small group lessons during morning work times. Montessori guides will present lessons and be available for student questions during this time.
Group activities allow time for cultural lessons and supplemental activities like movement with Coach Kerry.
The on boarding process for students will include a parent orientation to ask questions working together to understand your summer goals and support your child with at-home learning. Additionally, guides are available during daily office hours for their students.
Those students entering Starwood Schools Elementary program for the first time will be grouped to give specific technology lessons and better prepare them for learning in an online format.
OPTIONAL AFTERNOON CAMPS
Starwood Schools has partnered with NuMinds Entertainment and Jump Into Art Studios to provide virtual afternoon camps for our students from 1-3 p.m. While enrollment in Starwood Schools summer program is on a month-long basis, the camps will alternate every two weeks for families’ flexibility. Enrollment in the Starwood morning session is required to enroll in the afternoon camps.
NuMinds camps will utilize supplies commonly found at home. Art camps will provide the hands-on materials required, which parents will need to pick up from campus before the camps start.