Organic Living Program

Screen_Shot_2015-08-03_at_8_42_54_AMSt. Matthew’s Organic Living Program strives to teach young Montessorians a modern version of care of the environment, and care of self.

St. Matthew’s students help maintain the school’s organic garden at recess, learning the importance and sustainability of pure living. Students participate in the Friday Cooking Program where they use organic fruits and vegetables seasonally collected from the garden to cook delicious lunches for their friends. Each day children are also excited to volunteer as snack host for their classroom, bringing in healthy food for their classmates.

The school has instituted a recycling program, teaching children about reducing their carbon footprint on the earth. Even the school’s hot lunch program, provided by Cater Tots, has jumped onboard; delivering food in reusable containers that are used “family style” during meals and returned each day to the catering company.

St. Matthew’s transitioned as well about a year ago to green cleaning products and hasn’t looked back. The children help take care of their environment and, therefore, have an ownership of their classroom, an integral part of their classwork.

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This coming school year St. Matthew’s is excited to offer a school-wide Science Fair and large month-long Earth Day celebration!

“At St. Matthew’s, learning to be good stewards of the beautiful earth that God has given us is paramount. Following Maria Montessori’s model of caring for our planet lends itself easily to our school-wide philosophy of care.” — Ms. Marie, Director

Click here to schedule a guided tour of our beautiful garden and campus!

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