The Armantrout Montessori Education Foundation

Foundation news

The third annual Farm-to-Fork dinner, the Armantrout Foundation’s signature event, scheduled for 28 March 2020, has been postponed this year due to the corona virus.

We had a very successful Monopoly Tournament on 29 February 2020. Many thanks to Amber Claflin for her leadership and to all the sponsors, volunteers, and participants. We’re looking forward to next year!

Registration for the Foundation’s Summer in the Grove program is now open.

The Armantrout Montessori Education Foundation is dedicated to the vision of Leon and Margie Armantrout for full spectrum Montessori education.

The Foundation enables this vision for Montessori education through support for Montessori in Redlands (MIR) and The Grove School which together provide a full spectrum of Montessori education in Redlands, CA.  We work in four program areas:

Montessori teacher training

The Foundation supports Montessori teacher training through a summer workshop that brings together experienced Montessori  teachers of adolescents, to share experiences and learn from each other.

Property development/cross-facilities planning

The Foundation is preparing a plan for property acquisition and renovation for The Grove School.

“Pedagogy of Place” curriculum development

As a part of a national focus on Montessori approaches to science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, the Foundation supports a distinctive “Pedagogy of Place” curriculum development project, promoting common spatial education curriculum across both of our supported schools, the Grove School and Montessori in Redlands.  The intent is to eventually integrate this curriculum with others nationally and globally.

Summer in the Grove program

The Foundation runs a summer enrichment program focused on students transitioning from elementary to middle school.