Preschool Program (Bluebell & Lilac)

Our preschool and kindergarten classroom serves children ages 2.5 – 6 years old.

Every Montessori classroom operates on the principle of freedom within limits. Ground rules appropriate to the age level are based on core Montessori beliefs: respect for self, for others, and for the environment. 

Teachers present individual and small-group lessons on the various materials in the classroom. All of our classroom activities, referred to as “work”, are carefully designed to provide an integrated curriculum in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Cultural Activities, and Mathematics.  The teacher relies on her observations of the children to determine which new activities and materials to introduce. Our Montessori preschool and kindergarten programs are designed to nurture a child’s intrinsic desire to learn.

* Preschool Extended and Full Day students will need to provide their own packed lunch.
Gateway Montessori School roughly follows the calendar for the St. Vrain Valley Public School District with similar holidays.


2.5 years old – 5 years old


Part Day (Lilac Classroom) – 8:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm

Full Day (Bluebell Classroom) – 7:30am-5:30pm (We ask that full day students are dropped off between 7:30 and 8:30am each day)

Number of Days: 

5 days a week (M-F)

4 days a week (M-Th)

For information on Preschool tuition rates click here.