Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School will hold an open house. . Photo Credit: Jodi Paquin Photography

Meet Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School’s experienced teachers and connect with parent-founders and families at Sea Rose Montessori’s open house Sunday, November 5, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I.

The open house is free and those wishing to attend should register at sea-rose-montessori-co-op-school-nov-2017-open-house-tickets to ensure sufficient activity supplies for visiting children.

“Sea Rose Montessori’s parent-founders are eager to connect with families and children who are eligible to enroll at age 4 through kindergarten as well as younger children to better gauge interest and conduct enrollment mapping for the next few years. Connecting with families interested in continuing Montessori education through elementary school is crucial — even if those future students are babies still,” said Board President Suzanne McDonald.

Sea Rose Montessori is centrally located on Aquidneck Island and serves the Rhode Island communities of Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Jamestown, Bristol, and Tiverton, and beyond. Sea Rose welcomed its first students in September 2017 with a mixed-age classroom for children ages 4.5-6. Each subsequent year another grade will be added, for example in 2018 adding first grade into a mixed-age classroom.

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