Field trips at a Montessori school in Maryland.

Summer Program

Summer Program

At Children’s Manor and Children’s Magnet Montessori Schools, our Summer Program curriculum is based on weekly themed activities, enrichment programs, and field trips to engage children in a fun, educational way. 

Research has shown that summer learning loss (the loss of skills and knowledge over long summer breaks) can impact students of all ages. Our educational summer programs play an important role in continuing the growth and development of a student’s social-emotional and academic skills and knowledge.

Summer Enrichment Programs

We offer a variety of enrichment programs throughout the summer, including art, music, sports, technology, and yoga.

Summer 2023 Weekly Themes

The Summer 2023 Program will run from June 26, 2023 – August 25, 2023.

Week 1: Music that Moves Us

Move and groove to these tunes while learning how the rhythmic nature of music can be used to tell a story, evoke a certain emotion, celebrate or even commemorate a happy event. We will enjoy listening to melodies from around the world and students will try their hand at putting together their own classroom band.

Week 2: America the Beautiful

Journey through history learning about America’s path to independence. From the Founding Fathers to the Star-Spangled Banner, students will enjoy reliving stories about America’s past and the freedom we are grateful to celebrate today. (CMMS will be closed on 7/3 & 7/4 for Independence Day.)

Week 3: Nature’s Essential Workers

From trees to bees, this week will focus on some of the plants and animals that provide essential services to our ecosystem, with the goal of reinforcing our interdependence on the natural world around us. Did you know that bees are essential pollinators that provide food for both humans and other animals, and contribute directly to every third bite of food we take!

Week 4: To Infinity and Beyond

Blast across space to visit each planet and then navigate through the star-studded Milky Way galaxy. From identifying the Big Dipper in the night sky to observing the many rings around Saturn, students will need to use their math, science, and even artistic skills to grasp the vast expansiveness of outer space.

Week 5: Artscape

Students will have hands-on opportunities to explore and experience painting, music, theater, dance and other forms of expressive art! We’ll engage in Outreach Programs performing contemporary dance and listen to powerful music performances. At the end of the week, students will showcase their new found talents as a class.

Week 6: STEMsational

Come along as we find out how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are all an integral part of the things we do each and every day! Programs and activities will engage students’ imaginations and motivate them to work as a team to come up with possible solutions to real-world everyday problems.

Week 7: Traveling Through Time

Fasten your seatbelt, and get ready for a trip through the ages! Students will travel around the world and explore the Mesozoic Era (with our friends the dinosaurs!), the Renaissance period, the ages when Pirates ruled the Seven Seas, and we’ll wrap up by looking ahead into the future! Each day, time travelers will be off to a new time period while engaging in themed activities such as dancing the dinosaur stomp, designing homemade pirate ships, and creating a festive Renaissance painting.

Week 8: Around the World

Grab your passport and embark on a journey to explore different countries across the globe. During our international adventures, students will take a tour of the history, geography and culture of different countries. Students will also have the opportunity to experience the smells and tastes of new cuisine from around the world! (Just a reminder that CMMS will be closed 8/18 for teacher professional development.)

Week 9: Fun and Fitness

Ready, set, move! Students will develop their coordination skills while participating in various group games and activities. Everyone will get their hearts pumping as we learn the rules, regulations and goals of each game. All activities will reinforce the importance of good physical health, as well as the importance of a strong team and good sportsmanship. We will end the week with classroom competitions to demonstrate our students’ newly refined skills!