The Earth Tortoise School

  A Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers

                                                 2018/2019 School Year Calendar

September 3, 2018 Closed for Labor Day

September 4, 2018 Closed for Teacher Work Day

September 5, 2018 First Day of School

September 11, 2018 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – A Mind in the Making

October 2, 2018 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – What is Montessori

October 20, 2018 Trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Lee Farms

October 23, 2018 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – Montessori in the Home

November 13, 2018 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – Cultivating Cooperation

November 19 & 20, 2018 Closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov 21-23, 2018 Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

December 4, 2018 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – Toileting & Meal Times

Dec 14, 2018 Closed for Teacher Work Day

Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 Closed for Winter Break

January 2, 2019 Closed for Teacher Work Day

January 3, 2019 Back to School

January 21, 2019 Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 18, 2019 Closed for President's Day

March 21 & 22, 2019 Closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29, 2019 Closed for Spring Break

April 1, 2019 Back to School

April 9, 2019 Parent Ed. Night @ 6pm – Peace Education

April 26, 2019 Spring Family Picnic Lunch @ 11 – Early Release @12

May 27, 2019 Closed for Memorial Day

Jul 1 – 5, 2019 Closed for Summer Break #1

August 17, 2019 Annual Community Picnic

Aug 26 – Aug 30, 2019 Closed for Summer Break #2

September 2, 2019 Closed for Labor Day

September 3, 2019 Closed for Teacher Work Day

September 4, 2019 First Day of School


We strongly value family and rejuvenation as being good for the soul and an important part of everyone's life. The school closures listed here are designed to provide everyone - the children, parents,and staff- time to spend with loved ones, opportunities for refueling and enriching the spirit, and returning to school with new energy. Everyone needs a vacation sometimes and pre-planning for this allows us to provide the most consistent care possible, avoiding the need for alternate care-givers throughout the year.