3PK Program and Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) and 3PK are state-funded programs for which the Administration of the Auburn Enlarged City School District applies each year. The Montessori School of the Finger Lakes is one of approved preschool sites in the district that contract with the administration to provide one year of full-day preschool to eligible children. Parents/guardians of children who reach the age of three (3PK) or four (UPK) by December 1st and who live within the district are eligible to apply. Grants may be determined upon income eligibility guidelines and are solely determined by the administration of the Auburn Enlarged City School District.
Applications are available on-line or through the Harriet Tubman Administration Office at 78 Thornton Avenue in Auburn in the spring for the following school year.
The school-aged program consists of both lower and upper elementary classes. The lower elementary class houses children ages 5-9, while the upper elementary classroom has students ages 9-12. Class begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 2:45 PM. Bus transportation is available through surrounding school districts.
Extended Care Programs
Before-school care is offered to those parents whose schedules necessitate an earlier arrival time. Students will be actively engaged in a variety of activities. Breakfast may be brought from home and consumed during this time. Before-school care is available at 7:00 am to 8:30 am.
After-school care is designed to provide children with a safe, enjoyable environment for after-school activities. Children are encouraged to engage in both indoor and outdoor play or to relax with friends. Individual homework help is also available. Snacks and beverages are provided. After-school care is available until 5:30 PM.
For an eight-week period during the summer we offer an exciting and fun opportunity for the children to hone their academic skills and to embark on nature-based adventures and projects.
This program is open to everybody and can serve as an excellent introduction for children who will be joining us in the fall.