Discovery School is the only Montessori preschool in the city of Topeka and therefore provides a very unique program for this area of Kansas. Our mission is to use the Montessori philosophy to guide young children in their love of learning in order to facilitate a confident transition to the next level in personal development. Discovery School provides a Montessori environment that helps each individual develop independence, curiosity, love of learning, and personal responsibility at his/her own pace. Discovery School is very proud to have developed one of the first natural playscapes for a preschool program in Topeka. Our outdoor area is a Wildlife Habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
Discovery School serves 34 children ranging in age from three to six years. We have one classroom, which serves our children in two daily sessions, each two and a half hours in length. Discovery School continues to strive to encourage ethnic diversity in our school population. Discovery School includes two children at present who are served through early intervention programs provided by area school systems and private therapists.
On Friday, November 16, 2012, Discovery School will be having a Barnes & Noble Bookfair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located at 6130 SW 17thSt. We will be raising funds through your purchases that evening to provide a safe door and security system for our school building (cost approximately $10,000).
There are two ways that you can assist in our fundraising efforts: shop during the designated hours at the store (5:30-7:30 on Nov. 16th) or online at www.barnesandnoble.com for the week following the 16th. The school will receive a percentage of the sales. All you need do is say you are here for the Discovery School Bookfair or wear a Discovery School sticker at the checkout. No need to purchase anything extra!!
During the event times the Discovery School preschoolers will be singing some of their favorite tunes for all in attendance. We will also have a scavenger hunt in the youth section for all those young at heart.