Tomah Area Montessori School (TAMS) is a free, public charter school within the Tomah Area School District (TASD) providing a Montessori education for students ages 4K - *6th Grade.
*In the 2021-2022 School Year, E2 will grow to accept 4th-5th Graders; in the 2022-2023 School Year, E2 will grow again to accept 4th-6th Graders.
WHY CHOOSE TAMS FOR MY CHILD?
The Montessori Method refers to a child-centered philosophy of education developed by the Italian anthropologist and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. It is not affiliated with any religious or political organization. Tomah Area Montessori School (TAMS) provides an authentic Montessori education based on Dr. Montessori’s principles and the standards set forth by the American Montessori Society. Encouraging a child’s innate desire to learn, providing a prepared child-friendly learning environment, and supporting children’s need to work at their own pace remain the foundation of the program. Our classrooms consist of mixed-age groupings where students learn under the guidance of Montessori-credentialed teachers. Learning is emphasized through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. TAMS is dedicated to the emotional, academic, spiritual, social, and physical development of the child.
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Adoption of Academic Standards for the 2020-21 School Year
The Tomah Area School District has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts (ELA) and Common Core Math Standards. In the area of science, the Next Generation Science Standards have been adopted. In the area of social studies, the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies have been adpoted and for all other content areas, the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards have been adopted as the academic standards.
These academic standards were adopted by the Board of Education on July 20, 2020, and recorded in the Board minutes.