Hours

Global Montessori International School’s hours of operations are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Morning childcare is offered from 8:00AM until the start of class at 8:30AM. The main program runs from 8:30AM to 3:00PM, or for our half-day program, from 8:30AM to 1:00PM. For families that require additional coverage, we offer afterschool programs and child care until 6PM for children three years and older.

Daily Schedule

Each student's day at GMIS follows a regular schedule. Our Young Children's House and Children's House classrooms have different schedules which reflect the different needs and abilities of our younger and older students. Our weekly enrichment classes are also mixed into the schedule for all GMIS students.

Young Children's House

Age 2-3
Time Activity
8:00-8:30 Morning care and drop-off at playground.
8:30 Drop-off at front office.
8:30-10:30 Morning work time, snack.
10:30-10:45 Circle time
10:45-11:30 Lunch time
11:30-12:00 Outdoor playtime.
12:00-2:30 Nap time
2:30-3:00 Snack and outdoor play.
3:00-6:00 Afternoon child care/After school program.

Children's House

Ages 3-6
Time Activity
8:00-8:30 Morning care and drop-off at playground.
8:30 Drop-off at front office.
8:30-11:15 Morning work time, snack.
11:15-11:30 Clean-up and Circle time.
11:30-12:15 Lunch time.
12:15-1:00 Outdoor playtime
12:45-2:15 Nap time (3 year olds).
1:00-2:30 Chinese language work time (4 and 5 year olds).
2:30-3:00 Afternoon snack/Outdoor playtime.
3:00-6:00 Afternoon child care/After school program.

Morning/Afternoon Care

For the duration of the program, children will enjoy a structured playing environment where they will be safely monitored by a members of our staff as well as help to organize the day’s lesson, set up the classroom, and do work from the previous lesson.

Work Time

This time is spent participating in lessons and completing self-selected work. The activities during this time will change depending on the child’s needs and interests and can vary from whole class participation and discussion to small group work and individual activities.

Story Time

This time is spent listening to the teacher read a story as well as taking turns to read. This helps to foster language building as well as imagination and speaking confidence.

Lunch

At lunch time, children are encouraged to enjoy their food with grace and courtesy. Each child is also responsible for cleaning up their area after lunch.

Recess/Outdoor Play

A well-rounded healthy student does not only require academic exercise but physical exercise. Outdoor playtime enables the student to enjoy some unstructured and fun release of energy which will help him or her focus during work time.

Nap

Children under 4 use the daily nap period to calm down after playing and wake up re-energized and focused for the afternoon work cycle.

Enrichment

At GMIS, we believe in the importance of developing the whole child. Our weekly enrichment classes are provided to students of all ages at GMIS. These weekly, 30 minute classes add variety, excitement and breadth to each student's week at GMIS, and include opportunities for children to discover and develop their interest in athletics and music.

Monday: Soccer Shots

Kids develop fitness and athletic skills with this fantastic weekly soccer program.

Monday: Chinese Dance

A unique opportunity for kids to experience and learn traditional forms of Chinese dance and music.

Tuesday: Music

Students enjoy singing and learning music fundamentals. Children will be exposed to music and lyrics from a variety of cultures and traditions.

Wednesday: Mindfulness

Children practice mindfulness through the emphasis of focused work and sensory activities distinguishing smells, sounds, tastes, colors and textures. Mindfulness education fosters appreciation for the meaning and simplicity in everyday activities.

After School Programs

Art

"If you can dream, you can draw."
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30PM

Teachers focus on recognition of lines and shapes and how they fit together to create a whole. They will provide a visual arts experience that develops creative thinkers and problem solvers.

Kung Fu

Shaolin Life
Tuesday, 3-4PM, 4-5PM

Children learn the basics of Shaolin Kung Fu, including practical self-defense, basic hand and kicking techniques, stances and the philosophy behind Kung Fu. This class is taught by Coach Koren from Shaolin Life in Oakland.

Chinese Language

GMIS Staff
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 3:30-5PM

Children will expand their knowledge understanding of Chinese culture and language based on their individual learning needs. We engage the children through sing songs, hands-on projects, outdoor exercise, story-telling, rhythm and rhymes. We will connect language with children’s life experiences and adjust to their individual needs.