EXPLORATION & ENRICHMENTS
"Montessori taught me the joy of discovery." -SimCity creator, Will Wright
Fun and Challenging
Learning happens beyond the classroom through field trips for all grades. Students explore farms, local museums, watch theater performances, go hiking and more. In addition to field trips, our lower and upper elementary students enjoy an annual class overnight to places such as Mt. St. Helens, Camp Arnold and Cama Beach State Park. During the middle school years, students participate in a rotation of week-long "Road Research" trips which include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Washington D.C.
MUSIC, ORCHESTRA & DRAMA
A Journey Through the Arts
The mission of our music and drama program is to connect students to self-expression, discovery and confidence through the arts. Many studies present compelling connections between learning in the arts and academic achievement. We believe the imaginative processes involved in these experiences bring the heart and mind together to formulate new ideas, promote self-directed learning and sharpen critical and creative skills.
As a school community, experiences created through our drama and orchestra productions bond our students to each other and encourage them to celebrate their own contributions and the contributions of others.
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Foreign language study exposes children to new ways of looking at the world. At WSMS&A, Spanish begins with our youngest students through games, songs and expressive activities. Spanish immersion continues at all grade levels with a curriculum that includes cultural studies, language development and creative acquisition opportunities.
Time With Friends
WSMS&A offers a variety of clubs throughout the year. These after school clubs are fun and engaging ways for students to connect and interact after hours. Club offerings have included Yoga, Lego & Robotics, Chess, Math, Book, Recreation, Spanish, Art, Journalism, Gardening and Rock Band. Families receive registration forms with the current offerings in the fall and spring.