The concept of volunteerism is an integral part of the Montessori philosophy.  Maria Montessori believed that the ideal age for children to begin volunteering beyond the classroom environment was between the ages of 10-12.  For the past four years, Montessori Peaks Academy upper elementary students and MPA alumni have participated in outreach events within the surrounding communities.  Building a partnership with Maddox ECE in Englewood, students have completed over 500 hours of community service in a Head Start classroom working with 3-5 year old children.  The Head start program serves a diverse population meeting the needs of low income families, different language speakers and children with special needs.  Both programs support the mult-age classroom designed for positive student outcomes.

During the past four summers, volunteers have assisted with child directed activities exploring gardening, outdoor education and positive behavior support within the classroom. Additionally, students have participated in the annual Health and Wellness Fair, Parent Education nights, STEAM night, and the Spring Fling event at Maddox ECE/Head Start. Alumni support has also allowed students to reconnect as MPA ambassadors representing multiple school districts and programs promoting community and collaboration. The spirit of volunteerism is embrace as students find common denominators and celebrate diversity in different communities.  

MPA Upper El and Alumni Outreach with Englewood Head Start Program Summer 2017

For more information about Outreach events, 
please contact Shelly Morris, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator. You may email her (click above link) or call her at 303-523-5325 (mobile)

"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part if the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity."
-Maria Montessori