Before & After School Care
Before and After School Care
MMS provides before and after school programs five days a week for all students.
- Before-School Care – 6:45 – 7:45 am –
- All Students Welcome
- Children’s House Playgroup I – 3:45 – 6pm
- Ages K3 – K5
- Children’s House Playgroup II – 11:30 – 3:45pm
- Ages K3 – K5
- Lower Elementary After School – 3:45 – 6pm
- Grades 1st – 3rd
- Upper Elementary & Junior High After School – 3:45 – 6pm
- Grades 4th – 8th
Temperature Guidelines For Recess & Outdoor Play
- Toddlers won’t go out if it feels like 25° or below
- Children’s House Half Day Playgroup won’t go out if it feels like 15° or below
- Children’s House Full won’t go out if it feels like 10° or below
- Lower Elementary won’t go outside if it feels like 0° or below
- Upper Elementary & Junior High won’t go outside if it feels like 0° or below
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Teams: Robotics and Athletics
MMS Basketball Team
Basketball is offered after school to students in 4th through 8th grades. Milwaukee Montessori School coaches have honed a program over the last decade using the most advanced training methods available for young students to develop their ball-handling, physical condition, and tactical skills. Emphasis is also placed on the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, and commitment.
Depending on the schedule, practices are held two or three times per week from 3:15 – 5:15 pm.
Practice, game schedules and locations may be found in our School Calendar.
Robotics Club & Team
Our most popular after-school activities are our Robotics Clubs and our Robotics Teams, which include:
Lego League Robotics
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Each season, teams choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project, and then build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout the experience, teams operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values: celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism. For the past decade, MMS teams have won an award in every competition.
Seaperch Robotics Team
Founded by the US Navy, SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). MMS teams have made it to the regional, national, and international competitions every year since we began in 2016.
Drone Lab and Team
Drone Lab is our newest robotics team for a select group of students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students begin with Droneology, a fast-paced, interactive, online course that prepares pilots of all skill levels for safe and responsible drone flight. After learning safety regulations and procedures, students learn the basics of flight, first becoming comfortable on a training simulator, then moving to line-of-sight piloting. After mastering RubiQ’s controls, students don First-Person View (FPV) goggles that allow them to experience first-hand how to fly a satellite racing drone and use the HD film camera at speeds up to 70 mph.
Here students spend weeks using coding and programming skills to build complex robots that they then use in thrilling competitions.
Every year since 2005, Milwaukee Montessori School’s Robotics Teams have won awards and recognition, even earning an invitation to the Robotics World Festival. While building extraordinary machines, students build self-confidence, people and life skills, good relationships, and the most important literacy of the 21st century – computer programming.
MMS Volleyball Team
All students in 5th – 8th grade at Milwaukee Montessori School are eligible to begin the school year with Volleyball.
Younger players start with the fundamentals of play. As they progress in age, students learn more advanced strategies that allow them to be successful, confident, and competitive. Our students play in Metro Conference league, and have enjoyed great success!
Coach Jon Mohr has extensive experience training young athletes and coaching volleyball. He has designed a program that teaches players of all levels to develop athletic and team skills that will work both on and off the court. Practice, game schedules and locations may be found in our School Calendar.
MMS Track & Field Team
Evolving over thousands of years, Track & Field is now a cutting-edge, 21st century sport, and our Milwaukee Montessori School Team has become a formidable regional competitor.
More students compete on our Track & Field team than any other school sport. Coach Jon Mohr uses his expertise to provide in-depth training in event-specific groups: sprints/hurdles/relays, endurance, jumps, throws, and combined events.
Training begins in March each year for indoor and outdoor meets that take place through the spring and summer. MMS students have reached state and national championships every year for the past 3 years, and we send scores of students to Regional Championships every year.
Track & Field is great way to get and stay in top form, as well as build team and individual athletic skills, and develop student fitness habits that will last a lifetime. Practice, game schedules, and locations can be found in our School Calendar.
Clubs & Tutoring
Our ever-popular Chess Club meets after school.
When Milwaukee Montessori School students learn to play Chess, they begin to develop mental clarity, and the ability to analyze, research, and assess a situation before making moves.
Our instructors are true Russian chess masters, and students learn not only how chess pieces move and their value, but also about the game’s history, classic play strategies, and tournament rules. Skills developed in Chess Club translate far beyond the chess board.
Flag Football Club
In October, we offer an after-school Flag Football Club for boys and girls in the 3rd and 4th grades.
This fun and safe game differs from regular American football because flag football is a “no-contact” sport. Instead of tackling the ball carrier as he or she attempts to pass or run the ball down the field, players pull a special flag off the ball carrier’s belt. It’s a fast-paced and fun sport for all ages!
The Milwaukee Montessori Soccer Club provides a positive soccer experience for boys and girls in the 1st – 3rd grades.
Club players improve their skills, learn to compete, have fun, and grow as individuals.
Soccer Club meets for six weeks beginning in October.
Students in Upper Elementary and Junior High (grades 4-8) are assigned three hours of math homework each week, and to ensure that they complete it, many attend our Math Lab held Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm. In Math Lab, our math teachers are available to help students complete assignments. We also have a Lower Elementary Math Lab held during the same time. Full-day K5 students who are taking first-grade-level mathematics are also permitted to attend upon approval of math lab teachers.
Milwaukee Montessori School offers one-on-one tutoring during or after-school from faculty trained in the Orton-Gillingham method: an explicit, simultaneous, sequential, multi-sensory, and systematic program proven highly effective in increasing academic productivity. After conferencing with parents, classroom teachers refer students to the tutoring program if they need help with learning letter sounds, reading acquisition, reading comprehension, reading fluency, spelling, writing skills, and/or memorizing number facts and math operations. MMS recommends (2) 45-minute tutoring sessions each week to see the best results. Most students begin to see steady progress within 3 to 4-weeks after beginning tutoring. Parent conferences are held to review progress after ten tutoring sessions have been completed.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN (MUN) is an extra-curricular activity in which thousands of students from various schools role play delegates to the United Nations at conferences held regionally each spring. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award — something MMS 8th grade students have enjoyed every single year of participation. Model United Nations involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. For this reason, Model UN is by teacher invitation only.