May 31, 2023

On Friday, May 19, surrounded by loved ones, classmates, guides and the spirit of the SCM community, Owen Uitenbroek graduated from St. Catherine's Montessori High School.

In his commencement address, Owen spoke about his Montessori experience, love for the St. Catherine's community, and his gratitude for the support he received during his years at SCM. After the ceremony, a reception was enjoyed by all and Owen silently walked the school labyrinth to complete his journey as a St. Catherine's student.

Owen will attend South Dakota Mines this fall. His major is geology, and he plans to obtain his master's degree in paleontology.

Click here to view photos from commencement.


Dismissal Reminders for Tomorrow, June 1

A final reminder that all full-day students will dismiss at 12:00 PM tomorrow - Thursday, June 1, 2023. Aftercare is not available.

Please review the following dismissal procedures. We appreciate your patience with this process!

  • Infant Community will be dismissed between 11:15 and 11:30 AM with their older SCM siblings. Siblings will meet parents in the Welcome Center. 
  • All ½ day Primary will be dismissed at 11:30 AM with their older SCM siblings in the carpool line. 
  • All full-day Primary, Elementary and High School will be dismissed at 12:00 PM (unless they have an Infant sibling or ½ day Primary sibling, in which case they will be dismissed at times stated above). 
  • Please do not arrive before 11:50 AM for the 12:00 PM dismissal. In the event you arrive while 11:30 AM dismissal is in process, we will ask you to circle the line until our 11:30 AM dismissal is complete.

Primary Arrival Time Change for Next Year

Beginning next school year, the arrival window for Primary students will be from 7:45 AM to 8:00 AM. This change, recommended during this year's AMI consultation visit, is designed to better support the Primary children's three-hour morning work period.


Discovering Creativity and Fun through Classroom Plays!

Three Elementary classrooms have delighted audiences with recent stage productions. Click on the links below to view photos from each play.


As we conclude another school year, our children and adolescents have been preparing for the next steps in their journey at St. Catherine’s. The third-years had a special lunch together to memorialize their time together before moving up to Upper Elementary. The sixth-years celebrated their 6th Year Rite of Passage and spent time at the Japhet Campus with current 7th and 8th year students as they prepare to move up the Adolescent Community. The ninth-years celebrated their upcoming transition into the High School with a final breakfast with their AC guides and then spent time mingling with the High School students.

AC Portfolio Showcase

Last Thursday evening the Adolescent Community hosted their Portfolio Showcase. The event provided a platform for the adolescents to showcase their favorite works from this year. The gymnasium was transformed into a fair-like setting, adorned with colorful displays and interactive exhibits. Each student had their own designated space to present their portfolio, which gave attendees the opportunity to explore. Each work was a testament to the dedication, skill, and personal growth of the adolescents, encapsulating their unique academic journeys throughout this school year.

Click here to view photos from the event.

9th Years Travel to Costa Rica

Earlier this month our ninth-year students travelled to Costa Rica to participate in a week-long Spanish immersion and service experience. The experience was an eco-agriculture project located high in the mountains of Monteverde (outside of San Jose, Costa Rica) with a coffee cooperative. Students worked directly with a local coffee-farming community to support the families in their daily activities of planting and harvesting crops, creating a mural, and helping the community where needed. While in the coffee-farming community, students were housed with local families, immersing themselves in Spanish on a daily basis. To help pay for this experience, students engaged in fundraising efforts and were able to raise the funds to pay for two add-on activities: extreme zip-lining over the forest canopy and a night walk tour of the local biological refuge.

Click here to view photos from their trip.


ICYMI: SCM's 2022-2023 Annual Report

Thank you to our generous community of families, friends, and partners who made this an incredible year of fundraising at St. Catherine's Montessori! With a record-breaking Annual Fund and an unforgettable return to in-person galas with Raise the Roof for Japhet our donors have made an immediate and sustained impact on the school.

Click here to read our 2022-2023 Annual Report and learn more about the great things happening at St. Catherine's!


PSO Ambassadors for 2023-2024

Are you new to the St. Catherine’s community, or has your child just moved up a level? The PSO Ambassadors are here to welcome you and to serve as a point of contact for any parent-to-parent questions you may have. Our role is to connect with new families and those transitioning to the next Montessori level through welcome emails, one-on-one contacts, and playdates. 

Please reach out to with your questions.

Catherine Barber, Samantha Edussuriya, Katia Gonzalez, Janna Harris, Jacinta Massey, Grecia Parra, Mary Tysor, and Kristin Zipple-Shedd

PSO Ambassadors

Thank You from the PSO

Thank you to all the amazing parent volunteers who made the Parent Service Organization successful in fulfilling the mission of service to our uniquely wonderful community! This year parents upheld beloved traditions and created new ones; spent time maintaining and beautifying our grounds; assisted with classroom activities; supported our faculty and staff; attended community events and social gatherings; worshiped together; donated to much-loved organizations; and supported our young musicians and student-athletes. Thank you for dedicating your efforts, time, and love to our community. You are all so very much appreciated!


Soccer and Volleyball Summer Camps at SCM

Soccer and volleyball camps are available to Upper Elementary through High School students (4th-12th grade) this summer. Each camp is divided into two parts: Week 1 and Week 2, and is open to both boys and girls. To participate, all necessary forms must be completed and submitted prior to the start of the camp.

Please note that the camps run for specific weeks, so be sure to choose the weeks that work best for you and your child.

The deadline for registration forms is tomorrow, Thursday, June 1. Click here to sign up.


A Video Message from the Beginning Strings Members

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Our youngest musicians want to wish the St. Catherine’s family a blessed summer and to remind us to let the light of God’s love shine in our lives!


Wednesday, May 31

  • AC Affirmations Ceremony, 6:00-7:30 PM

Thursday, June 1

  • Primary Splash Day
  • Last Day of School. Early Dismissal for All Students. After-school Program Closed.

Friday, June 2

  • No School. Employee In-service Day

For more calendar events please check our website.

If you would like to submit something for The Globe, please send it for approval to by Monday at noon.

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