What to do when you are trying to keep Montessori momentum going at home

This video was created to support parents and teachers in the effort to manage the demands of social distancing guidelines during the 2020 CoVid19 Pandemic. It contains ideas for bringing the heart of the Montessori method for early childhood into the home environment. Led by our head of school and owner, Jill Bockmann, the video also reveals  the essence of Montessori education, and how we as a school support our families and recommend families plan for long periods of time at home, include during summer vacation, weather related closings, and public health related closings. The link for the document referred to in the video can be found here.



Update regarding Boulder Knoll and the CoVid 19 Pandemic and Admissions

Boulder Knoll Montessori closed on March 13, 2020 to help slow the spread of the CoVid 19 pandemic in the United States. We remained closed for the remainder of the school year, providing virtual academic and social support to children and their parents through the end of the school year in early June. We are currently on our annual summer vacation.

As of June 28th, 2020, Boulder Knoll plans to reopen for the fall of 2020, and will follow all required protocols outlined by the Department of Health, the CDC and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. As a very small school of only twenty children, with lots of outdoor learning space, we hope to be able to launch our 2020-21 school year with mostly outside time and will do all we can to provide a clear and carefully monitored school environment.


At this time, Boulder Knoll does not have any openings for the 2020-21 school year. All openings created by departing kindergarten children were filled by siblings of current students. As we have an extensive waitlist, we are not currently accepting any more application for our 2020-21 waitlist.

As of June 28th, we have more applications for 2021-22 than anticipated openings. While we have not as yet made our decisions for 2021-22, we know already that we will need to turn families away, and thus are not accepting applications for 2021-22 any longer.

If you are interested in exploring Boulder Knoll for your child for academic years 2022-23 and beyond, please contact the director, Jill Bockmann, via email boulderknollmontessori@yahoo.com.