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Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of academic excellence and positive discipline through Montessori teaching methods. We strive for high student achievement and will create competent, responsible and independent global citizens who are innovative problem-solvers.
 
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Please remember that we have no classes this Friday, October 24 as it is a staff development day. Next week there is noon release on Thursday, October 30 for parent/teacher conferences and no classes Friday, October 31 for continued conferences.
September 29, 2014
Today, we were able to close on land in Carbondale. This historic event is one of the most exciting milestones we have passed at Ross as a school. I cannot think of any better 10th anniversary news. 
 
Please read the information below and plan to hear more about this soon.
 
Proudly,
 
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School

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For immediate release                           September 29, 2014
 
Ross Montessori Charter School buys land in Carbondale for new school building
 
Carbondale, CO – The Ross Montessori Charter School and the Mark Ross Montessori Foundation have finalized the purchase of almost three acres in Carbondale to be the new home of the school. After years of searching for the perfect location and securing funding, the first phase of construction over the next 12 to 16 months will build a school to accommodate students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
 
Ross Montessori Charter School has provided Montessori education in Carbondale for ten years. The new facility will increase enrollment, opening the school up to more students seeking a Montessori education in a public charter school. “The Ross Montessori School Board and Mark Ross Montessori Foundation Board are grateful for the support of community members and the families of our students. Their generosity made this land purchase possible,” said Shelly Sheppick, School Board President and parent of two students at Ross. “A new facility for Ross has been a dream of everyone in the Ross family for many years and the project to buy land and secure funding has been a labor of love for many people who see the great work the faculty of Ross have been able to do in their current facility.  In a new home, I am sure the school will surpass our boldest dreams,” continued Sheppick.
 
The Mark Ross Montessori Foundation has secured funding for the building’s first phase through a loan from the Rural Development Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The School Board of Ross Montessori Charter School is currently working through a letter of conditions to finalize the loan. “The Foundation is pleased to reach this point for the school. The purchase of the land for Ross’ new home is significant for the Carbondale community and the students of Ross,” said Robin Cole, Mark Ross Montessori Foundation President. “The first phase of construction will allow for over ten percent increase in enrollment. The second phase of construction will expand enrollment to even more students after that,” said Cole. The Foundation plans to continue its capital campaign efforts and realize phase two in the next three to five years.
 
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Ross Montessori Charter School, established in 2004, follows the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, which emphasizes self-directed, purposeful activities in a prepared environment. Dr. Montessori’s work found that meaningful hands-on projects, along with the time to do those projects at his or her own pace, create learning in personal and powerful ways.
 
 Contact:          
Tricia Williams
Development Director
Ross Montessori Charter School
407 Merrill Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-948-1990
tricia.williams@rossmontessori.org 
www.RossMontessori.org
 
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