Sands Extracurricular Program (SEP)

Supported by Sands Montessori Parent Organization (SMPO), the Sands Extracurricular Program (SEP) places an emphasis on unique learning opportunities, Montessori principles, language, culture, and critical thinking. SEP courses are offered separately from the courses offered at the Mt. Washington Educational Arts Center (MWEduArts), with both the school and the center operating according to a cooperative relationship.

Enrollment Info

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Class sizes are limited. Spots are filled first come, first served, as completed enrollment materials (including payment) are received. All classes are subject to sufficient enrollment. You will be notified and your payment returned if a class must be cancelled. Instructors have the right to charge administrative fees for returned checks.

Student Safety and Supervision

Classes begin when noted. For these classes, students will be dismissed directly to their SEP classroom and Instructors are responsible for children until a parent and picks them up. SEP classes are considered a change in dismissal. You must inform your child’s Sands classroom teacher of the specific SEP class dates prior to the first class. Please also inform the Instructor directly if your child will be absent from an SEP class for any reason. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our children safe and supervised!

For the safety of the children, all doors to the school will be locked. The instructor will walk their participants to the front door where the parent or guardian will sign out the child(ren). Please be respectful of the Instructor’s time and pick your child up promptly at the end of class. Class dismissal times vary, as do specific term dates, so be sure to check the brochure and instructor for exact times. There will be a fee of $25 after the first 15 minutes for each occurrence of late pickup.


Ms. Sharon McCreary was a beloved teacher and principal of Sands Montessori before her retirement in 2005. It was her vision that no child should be denied enrichment experiences based on ability to pay. The SMPO is proud to offer scholarship money in her honor, and in service to her vision, for eligible students enrolled in the SEP. Learn more here.