NOTICE: CHANGE TO MONTESSORI ADMISSION PROCESS
The Admission window for TAMS is now open until Thursday, April 20th, 2017. Please remember, if your child is not already enrolled in the Tomah Area School District, they will need to do so before they can attend TAMS. The TAMS Lottery will take place at the TAMS building on Monday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Students who are currently on the waiting list must submit a current Admission Form in order to keep their respective place on the waiting list. Failure to resubmit the Admission Form will result in forfeiture of the student's place in the waiting list.
Please feel free to direct any questions to Lori McGinnis at (608) 374-5406.
Tomah Area Montessori School (TAMS) is a free, public charter school within the Tomah Area School District housing student ages 4K – 3rd grade.
This unique school will follow Montessori methods, which motivate students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Students learn at their own pace with an individualized curriculum. During a long, uninterrupted work period, students move freely around the classroom using specialized, hands-on materials.
There are two multi-age classrooms: 4K and Kindergarten students are in Children's House, and 1st-3rd graders learn together in Elementary One (E1). This allows students to work at their own pace and to help each other while creating a collaborative classroom community.
All students will need to complete the TAMS Admission Form, available below or at the Tomah Area School District Office. Admission forms for 2017-2018 enrollment are due to the District Office by April 20, 2017.
A charter school is unique because a Governance Board made up of parents, educators, and community leaders are responsible for leading the school. Although the teachers and principal are employed by Tomah Area School District, because it is a charter, TAMS has more flexibility and independence to carry out its vision.
Governance Board Members
Jill McMullen, Veronica Stewart, Pam Melby, Adam Bubnich, and Mary Risch.
The Governance Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Tomah Area Montessori School. Meetings are open to the public.
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Adoption of Academic Standards for the 2017-18 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 (http://www.nextgenscience.org) have been adopted and for all other content areas, the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (http://dpi.wi.gov/standards) have been adopted as the academic standards.
These academic standards were adopted by the Board of Education on the 17th of July, 2017 and recorded in the Board minutes.