California Montessori Project opened their Capitol Campus in 2001 for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school uses the Montessori Method to provide a unique learning environment. The school offers multi age classrooms, choice of activity options, and a curriculum that allows students to learn by discovery.
Along with core subjects, California Montessori Project – Capitol Campus offers extra curricular activities, which include orchestra, band, chorus, painting, computer arts, and drama. The school offers several different languages students can learn including Spanish, Cantonese, German, Mandarin, Italian, French, and Japanese. Students can enjoy joining sports like yoga, physical education classes, martial arts, baseball, and basketball. Other programs available include newspaper, yearbook, and science & technology.
The Montessori Method is not like a traditional school setting. This setting is not perfect for every child, but in most cases, students do very well. Some parents like this environment while others are not as fond of the environment. Students really like the classrooms and the chance to be different age groups. Most parents agree that the teachers are doing a great job.
The Academic Performance Index showed academic growth from 810 to 813.
The California Standards Tests is given to students to determine if they are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students that passed the exams at the Capital Campus was mainly above average except for math, which was below average in all grades except for 8th grade, which was above average. An example of percentages are 81% of 4th graders passed English with the state average at 67% while only 14% percent of 6th graders passed the math exam while the state average was at 55%.
The school is providing a quality education; however, it would be a good idea to learn more about the math curriculum since some of the percentages were quite a bit below state average.
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California Montessori Project – Capitol Campus
2700 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816