High Desert Montessori School offers programs for 1st-8th grade students who need care for hours outside of the regular school day. The “Before Care” and “After Care” enrichment programs are an option for parents for a drop in rate or monthly fee.
Our “Before Care” program opens at 7:30 a.m. Parents should sign their child in to the program each morning.
Our “After Care” program closes at 5:30 p.m. and parents need to sign their child out.
Advance registration is required and the rates are for a one month block of time. You can choose just the “Before Care” option as well as just choosing the “After Care” option, or Before & After Care. We also have “Drop-In” rates.
Both programs are held at our Silverada St. location
Please locate the link to view our rates for this program.

Enrichment Staff

Ms. Megan - Elementary Morning Care Program

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I came to HDMS as a long term substitute in the adolescent program, but have also been fortunate enough to help out with all ages around the school. I have been a licensed substitute teacher with the state of Nevada for a little over 3 years and studied education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

I believe that HDMS is a wonderful community. I fell in love with the concept of independent learning. I believe that HDMS is preparing students to become life long learners.

Mr. Drue - Elementary After Care Program

Tell us a little about yourself (where you’re from, hobbies, interests, your connection to HDMS)

I’ve spent my entire life in Reno. I just graduated from Reno high school this past spring. Both of my parents are teachers, so spending time with children runs in the family. I am attending UNR right now and majoring in Civil Engineering. I‘ve grown up playing sports and I think they have been vital to my growth as a human being. I love the ocean and my favorite place is on a boat! I learned about HDMS from Ms. Sherrie and I was extremely interested in helping with after care. I also have a little cousin who is in aftercare, so it was a perfect fit for me! 

What do you enjoy about working with HDMS students in the Before & After School Program?  

My favorite part of the day is checking the kids in and seeing their smiling faces! I also enjoy teaching and playing games with them outside. I truly am happy to come into work every day and am excited to continue!

Mr. Ryan - Elementary After Care Program

Tell us a little about yourself (where you’re from, hobbies, interests, your connection to HDMS)?

I am 18 years old and I currently attend the University of Nevada Reno where I study Business Marketing. I love playing sports and the outdoors!

What do you enjoy about working with HDMS students in the Before & After School Program?  

 

The thing that I enjoy most about working at HDMS in the before and after school program is to watch all of the happy kids play with each other. I love coming to work to see all of their smiling faces ready for snack and to go play outside!

Miss Kat - Adolescent Morning & After Care Program

Tell us a little about yourself (where you’re from, hobbies, interests, your connection to HDMS)?

I am from Sparks, Nevada and have lived here my whole life. I have been connected to HDMS for a really long time. When I was just two years old, my mom found this great preschool program for me to join. I then stayed at this school until my 9th grade year. So this school isn’t really connected to me, it is a part of me. My brother also attended HDMS from age two years old through 9th grade. My hobbies change a lot, but right now they are playing volleyball with my friends at the Sparks Marina, baking, cooking, roller skating, and just hanging out with friends. My interests are anything and everything. I love learning about new things every day. I am currently a sophomore in college, attending Western Nevada College where I am working on an AAS in Deaf Studies, a transferable AA, an Interpreters certificate, and my BA in Secondary Education. I’m going to be transferring to UNR in the fall of 2021 and will finish my BA there. I want to be a high school government teacher. Specifically I want to teach a class called “We The People”. 

What do you enjoy about working with HDMS students in the Before & After School Program?  

I enjoy the fact that this doesn’t feel like a job. I get to set up and teach them new games. I love that we never see students say no to other students joining in and learning the games. The students always love to be challenged and like to get me to play with them as well. When I show them a new game, it is always an amazing feeling to watch them understand what is going on and finally get to the ah-ha moment of how to play and then they start playing and eventually become really good. The important thing about it is creating a mutually respected relationship with the students I have in the mornings and afternoons.

Mr. Mason - Adolescent After Care Program

Tell us a little about yourself (where you’re from, hobbies, interests, your connection to HDMS)?

I have been in the High Desert Montessori Community since 2007. I started when I was in 1st grade and went all the way through 8th grade. I started working the afterschool program last year and love working with the students during after school time. Outside of work, I am a Mechanical Engineering Major at UNR with a minor in Mathematics. When not at work or school, I am usually working on homework for my classes or planning out the next activity for aftercare. When not doing that, I love to watch football with my family on weekends. I work as a high school football official (when high school football is actually happening), I am an eagle scout from Venture Crew 154, and I LOVE to raft and kayak on whitewater rivers.

What do you enjoy about working with HDMS students in the Before & After School Program?   

I love to work with the Adolescents in the afterschool program because of the creativity they have. The students are self-sufficient in their activities, and everyone (including myself), usually joins in on the game. I don’t see it as an afterschool program. I see it as a teen club that happens to meet after school.