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

District Headlines

  • DPS #61 Superintendent Search

    The DPS Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent. Read more about the process.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 30, 2017 take a 10-20 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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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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  • 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 view the 2016-2017 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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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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