IIMG_4197.JPGt is an honor to announce that St. Croix Montessori won second place at the 2017 St. Croix Agricultural Festival. Several students in the lower and upper Elementary class entered the Farm Animal Frenzy competition, which challenged them to make a Crucian animal, scaled-to-size, completely out of recycled, reduced, and repurposed materials.

Our students chose a peacock.   They researched facts about peacocks (and peahens), brainstormed how to create the artistic representation of the peacock, and collected recycled materials. The peacock used paper towel rolls, milk gallon jug, fabric and paper scraps, wire hangers, and even test-tube tops! 

The students won both a rosette and prize money, which they will accept at an awards ceremony. 

The elementary class would like to offer Mr. Joseph Gell, Ms. Niarus Walker, and Ms. Ana Asad a special thank you for all their hard work and for helping the elementary students.

In addition, please pass on your congratulations to our students who participated in the Shoebox Float competition. Keren and Nailah each received a Honorable Mention for their representation of “Agriculture: Our Heritage And Hope For The Future.” 

Thank you for your support of our bright, young students!

More Pictures Posted on our Facebook Page!

STCM_2015Indian Dinner_crop

Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction

St. Croix Montessori’s annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction becomes more popular every year. Our signature event, the evening is the source of providing a diverse range of need-based financial aid as well as supporting the growth of our campus.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 1st and to our sponsors who made the event possible! Photos from the evening are available online and on our Facebook page

The 11th Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | St. George Village Botanical Gardens Great Hall 

Join us for traditional Indian cuisine, dancing, fantastic auction items, live entertainment, henna and more at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens!
Eventbrite - 11th Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction

This highly anticipated event transports you to an elegant, Bollywood evening with a touch of Crucian flair!

Immerse Yourself In The Sights, Sounds, And Flavors Of India

Chutneys, samosa and more!

Taste traditional cuisine – Samosas, Sahina, Phulori, Saag Chana Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Korma, Naan bread, Indian-inspired desserts, and so much more!

Be a little daring and visit the complimentary Henna station. Show off your style in a pose captured by our photo booth.

Spend a little or spend a lot in the Silent Auction. Items ranging from treats to full-VIP class adventures!

What Your Support Means

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, every dollar is invested directly in the people and programs that serve the children and families enrolled in the school. All proceeds from the evening benefit St. Croix Montessori’s scholarship fund and our installation of a school library and nurse’s area.

Sponsorship, Purchasing Tickets, & Donations

Purchase your ticket today on Eventbrite! Sponsor a table or donate an item for our silent auction!
Eventbrite - 11th Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
Ticket venues: St. Croix Montessori School & Fashion Establishment

VIP Admission at 6:00P.M. Priority seating, two complimentary signature cocktails, admission to VIP Cocktail Hour, early admission to Henna Station and Silent Auction, and priority access to cash bar throughout the evening.

General Admission at 7:00P.M. Come enjoy yourself throughout the evening!

Cash Bar | Live Entertainment | DJ

2017 Taste of India Sponsorship

We are immensely grateful for the philanthropic generosity of our Sponsors and Donors who make this event possible!

Sponsors enjoy the honor of supporting our children’s scholarship fund and receive VIP benefits for their table.

Sponsorship Levels Available

Platinum Sponsor $4,000

You support scholarships for 4 children at St. Croix Montessori! Platinum Sponsorship includes priority seating for 10 with wine & champagne, invitation to VIP Cocktail, full page ad in the event program, special recognition at the event, in all marketing and media releases, including advertisements, the school website and Facebook event page.

Diamond Sponsor $2,000

By becoming a Diamond Sponsor, you support scholarships for 2 children at St. Croix Montessori. Your Diamond Sponsorship includes priority seating for 6 with wine & champagne, invitation to VIP Cocktail, half-page ad in event program, and special recognition at the event, in all marketing and media releases, including advertisements, the school website and Facebook event page.

Gold Sponsor $850

Beeston Hill Medical Center

Dr. Michelle Dizon

Mr. R. & Mrs. M. Gosselink

Island Therapy Solutions

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Plessen Healthcare

SCM Friend $500

Bank of St. Croix

Dr. & Mrs. Ralph De Chabert

Drs. Dizon

Princesse Health Center

Eleven Construction

Learn More

Sign me up for Event News and Ticket Availability!

 An open house at St. Croix Montessori is an opportunity for us to invite family, friends, and other members of our community to visit our school and learn more about Montessori education. Please join us on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 1pm at our campus in Estate Orange Grove.

St. Croix Montessori invites you and your family to discover the Montessori approach, preschool through 6th grade.

  • Come meet current students and their parents
  • Tour our campus
  • Chat with our faculty, staff and Head of School; and
  • Find out how this unique educational opportunity can benefit your child!

We’ll have refreshments, a brief presentation and plenty of time to mix and mingle.

About Montessori Education

Montessori education is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, self-discipline, and a love of learning. St. Croix Montessori practices the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our approach prepares students to excel in society. Classes are consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, embrace difference, and educate the whole person. Scholarships are available.

How to Learn More

Learn more by exploring this website at stcroixmontessori.com or email questions to info@stxmontessori.com – or if you can’t join us for the Open House, call our office at (340)718-2859 to schedule a visit!
We hope to see you soon!

Parent volunteers help us create a musical play space out of recycled materials!

Music Wall

This 2017 improvement project adds to our natural playground by providing children an area dedicated to the joys of music! Using recycled materials, we craft an artfully-enticing wall of instruments and sounds. Children are able to experiment with an assortment of sounds. The finished wall includes drums, xylophone, wind chimes, and a scratcher.

Help Us Create Music!

We are using a variety of easy-to-find materials that will not only withstand our island environment, they will allow our children to bang, create tunes, and experiment with sound!

Here’s what we need:

  • Bottle caps (plastic and metal)
  • 3 Gallon Bucket (sturdy plastic)
  • 1 Gallon Bucket (sturdy plastic)
  • Old Keys (any shape or size will do)
  • Wooden or Bamboo Spoons (the serving kind)
  • Stainless Steel Spoons and Forks
  • Bamboo Pieces
  • Ventilation Tubing (about 3-4 feet)
  • PVC 1-inch, 2-inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch.
  • Spray Paint w Rustoleum in Bright, Vibrant Colors

And of course…

  • Help Building!

Thanks to the St. Croix Landmark Society’s Victor Borge Listen & Learn Program,  our students have access to musicians and artists from across the globe. This educational and music series is provided for FREE to all students – including transportation!

Elementary and upper-Primary students (i.e. kindergarten-aged and older) participate in this series.

Reminders for Parents 

  • Please make sure you arrive on time that day – no later than 8:30AM! 
  • Also be sure to sign the permission slip/waiver provided by the office
  • Engage your child(ren) in a conversation about the event!

Quick text messaging alerts now available. Avoid being part of a long group-text message!

Opt-In for Text Alerts 

We have set-up the ability to send text alerts to all of our families. This is available in the event of an emergency situation as well as to quickly reach all of our family members about key school events/activities, closings/weather-notices, etc. 

In order to receive the SMS text message on your phone, you will need to opt-in to the RainedOut service.

The code for opting in by phone is available by contacting the office.

At this time, only current parents are eligible for the service.

Thank you for helping us keep you informed!

It’s that time of year! Families come on out to help our school shine and sparkle.

The Value of Community Service Parent Child help clean

This semi-annual, school event is a great way for families to teach children how we valuecommunity service. Families and children participate in deep cleaning the school, doing a campus clean-up, and build camaraderie.

What to Bring

  • Cleaning gloves
  • Buckets & Mops
  • Brooms
  • Cleaners & Sponges
  • Vacuums
  • Pressure Washer!Helping clean windows

Strategic Campus Projects

We have gardening supplies arriving, but our shed is very much overdue to be replaced! A waste bin will be delivered to campus and volunteers will help sort through the current shed contents, remove old items, and tear down the exterior.

Once the existing slab is cleared, a family has donated their time to build a much-improved storage shed. We are looking forward to our new safe, clean storage on campus!

What to Bring (if you have it)

  • Work gloves
  • Protective eye and ear gear
  • Crowbar
  • Screwdriver
  • Sledgehammer
  • Saw (need to be able to cut metal and wood)

Showing Montessori Pride!

St. Croix Montessori students and families can show off their Montessori pride with our custom T-shirts. Partnering with a local business to provide you these 100% cotton tees, we offer children and adult sizes, ranging from X-Small (4-6) to Adult 1X.

(pic of actual T-shirt coming soon!)

The T-shirt is our school color of Teal and includes the nautilus in white. All new students receive one (1) t-shirt. Family members can purchase additional T-shirts.

Sample T-shirt
Sample Design of STX Montessori T-Shirt

We encourage parents, relatives, friends & family to wear our t-shirts at local events, such as Agricultural Fair Weekend and Jump-Up.

Prices are as follows:

  • Children sizes small-large $11.00 each
  • Adult sizes small-x-large $12.00 each
  • Adult sizes 1x and up $13.00 each

How to Order

Send an email or sign-up in office to receive T-shirt.

Love & Logic Parent Education Night Registration

Thursday, Feb 9 & Tuesday, Feb 28 6:00PM-7:30PM

Facilitated by Sasha Marohn

This Parent Ed focuses on concrete tools to make parenting simpler, more effective, and a whole lot more fun! We will build our positive discipline skills, including strategies for:

  • How to teach our children to be respectful and responsible?
  • How to build emotionally strong kids? 
  • What to do when facing challenges?

SCM has consulted with Sasha Marohn, a Love & Logic Trainer, Family & Youth Counselor, and School Counselor at Good Hope Country Day School to facilitate these two Parent Ed evenings. 

Register to Attend: Model Being A Responsible Student!

  1. Register for the Parent Ed evening you plan to attend. 
    • Parent Ed is a requirement for all SCM families. While we plan to try and focus on developmental age groups, we’ve designed the evenings to help all parents. It is more important that you don’t miss this opportunity!
    • Even if you can’t make one, choose the evening you can attend! 
  2. Arrive by 5:45PM. We’ll begin promptly at 6PM.
  3. Indicate whether you are ordering pizza or not. 
    • FREE Pizza provided for children. 
    • We ask for a donation from parents towards the cost of pizza. 

Registered Families Entered To Win A Gift!

We appreciate you! 

Once you register and attend your Parent Ed evening, you are entered to win a gift from SCM. 

What is Love & Logic?

Learn more about the Love & Logic Technique