Waiting List Families

Raintree hosts special parent nights for parents of children on our waiting list. Typically we have one to two a semester. Until further notice, these parent nights will be held over Zoom. Click on the green “Register” button to register and to receive a Zoom invitation (close to the parent night date). Remember if you attend three or more parent nights, your child moves to our priority group on the waiting list (those equivalent to a child moving to Lawrence who has previously attended a Montessori school). We look forward to visiting with you soon!

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Upcoming Parent Nights for the Spring Semester

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Montessori in the Home

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 PM over Zoom


This parent night will focus on how to encourage the already emerging sense of independence in the young child. We will share creative ideas with a slideshow and short videos on how to create a child’s corner in every room in the house.

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Toilet-Learning, Montessori-Style

Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 PM over Zoom


Have questions like:

  • What is the best time to start toilet-training?
  • What about cotton underwear/diapers?
  • Should my child run around naked all day?
  • My grandmother said, her children were toilet trained at one. What is that all about?

Join us for a parent night focusing exclusively on toileting!

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Past Parent Nights

The Silent Journey and the Journey of Discovery



“The Silent Journey and The Journey of Discovery” is the consummate Montessori experience for parents to learn about what their child does in a Montessori classroom. Friday night will begin with light refreshments and a brief introduction before the silent part of the journey begins. Our staff will guide the group silently from the toddler community through the primary into the elementary and finally to the Erdkinder. Saturday morning you return for a delicious breakfast buffet followed by an introduction to the Journey of Discovery. You retrace your steps, but this time, you will have an opportunity to work with materials and get lessons from the teachers at each level.

At the end of the journey, our staff facilitate a discussion. You will leave happy, enlightened and joyful. Guaranteed! For more information, Silent Journey: A picture essay.

Elementary, Erdkinder, and Beyond: A Panel of Graduates Speak


Join us for Elementary, Erdkinder, and Beyond: A Panel of Graduates Speak at 7:30 PM, beginning with introductions of staff, a short video and then a panel of graduates take the stage to share their stories about their Montessori  experience and what life was like after Raintree.  Come with questions; our graduates will have the answers!

Raintree Story Night


Ever wonder about the history of Raintree? Do you know the story of the Raintree? Or wish to know the words to the Raintree song? What happens when you submit an enrollment application? How do you find out when there is a space for your child?

Join us to hear stories and answers to these questions as well as the story of Benjamin the goat and the day we melted the Rhudy tennis shoes!

Montessori 101 - Primary


Montessori 101 provides parents keys to unlocking the mysteries of the Montessori classroom.  We will focus on the Montessori primary community experience. Step into the world of a Raintree primary student! (We may also spend some time a toddler community, depending on the group.) Remember this is a parent-only event.