Welcome

Dear visitor, welcome to the Garfield Montessori Web site! We are a school of nearly four hundred students between the ages of 3 and 14 committed to living and learning the vision of Dr. Maria Montessori. We take great pride in our daily work and our service to the larger Decatur community. We hope you will enjoy viewing our site and will consider visiting our school community to observe our work in action.  For more information on the Montessori philosophy, please explore the links tab.
 Mrs. Mary Anderson, Principal

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through March 11, 2016 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • DPS Summer Camp - Window Program

    Summer Camps offer full hands-on learning and student led activities with DPS teachers, Millikin University pre-service students, and DPS high school interns. Application DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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