Everyone who applies to Maple Street has to attend either a tour or an open house. You can apply before attending, we just want to make sure you have a sense of the school’s philosophy, rhythm, commitment to anti-bias and diversity, joy and cooperative model.
You don’t need to attend both a tour and an open house, you can if you would like.
Open Houses: We can host up to 60 people. This is a chance to hear from the director, parents and teachers about life at Maple Street. We tell you about everything from the map of the day, to arts curriculum, to how parents serve on on committees and scrub the school together. We give you a sense of the wonder, play, learning and joy children feel when they attend Maple Street and how we intentionally build community with parents and all the grown-ups in a child’s life. We talk about diversity, raising funds for scholarships together, and how we prepare families for the journey beyond Maple Street.
Tours: This is a chance for you to see the school in action. The Director or Assistant Director shows you our school and we have meaningful conversations about our philosophy and practices. We discuss child development, how the day feels at Maple Street, curriculum and projects, and ways we enhance our programs through the arts, enrichment, parent participation and even surprises. We talk about how children learn about themselves, their families and the community at Maple Street. You get to see our multi-age groups in action and hear about how your child will learn, play and grow. We also talk about our cooperative model, parent involvement, scholarships, fundraising and community building.