Originally founded as a parent cooperative, Morningside continues to thrive thanks to a deeply engaged parent community. We value close parent-staff communication and the active participation of families in the classroom, at social events, and as volunteers. As a small community, the involvement of our families is vital to our success!
Alumni families will tell you that they made lifelong friends in this intimate and down-to-earth community. Parents have opportunities to socialize at an array of events, from picnics and pancake breakfasts to adults-only nights out. Morningside families also lead our two major annual fundraisers: the Fall Festival, a community-wide block party in October, and the Spring Auction, an evening of dinner, drinks, and frenzied bidding in May.
To help families extend Montessori learning into their home life, we began our Parent Education Workshop series. These annual workshops are open to all and cover a range of topics, including supporting siblings, toilet training, healthy cooking for children, and incorporating Montessori principles into the home environment.