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Sparks Studio
(Ages 5-8)

Like Maria Montessori, we believe even the youngest child has important work to do, even if the work is imaginary play or working with wood scraps, ladders, and old tires to build a castle.


The Spark Studio is best imagined as a garden where learners embrace Montessori work and Spark Play to learn real-life skills and develop the independence, focus, and kindness needed to enter an Acton Elementary Studio — each prepared to discover a calling that will change the world.


Spark learners:


  • Grow curiosity through hands-on projects and outdoor adventure "Spark Play."

  • Explore mindfulness, natural interests, and art, and have a LOT of fun.

  • Build the foundations of independent learning, reading, writing, communication, and math.


​Studio schedules follow a general organizational structure but vary daily week-to-week, and session-to-session.

Here is an example of the Sparks schedule:

8:10   –  9:30    Learners Arrive

9:30  –  9:45    Morning Launch / Circle

9:45  -  11:00     Core time (Reading, Writing, Math) 

11:00  -  12:15    Outdoor playtime in the woods

12:15  –  1:30     Indoor playtime

1:30   –   1:45    Studio Maintenance 

1:45  –   3:00    Outdoor playtime in the playground 

3:00 –  3:15      Daily Close & Reflection

3:15                    Dismissal

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