Montessori Children’s House and School is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, organized under corporate bylaws that describe and guide its operations. The MCHS Board is primarily comprised of former parents, staff and students, and welcomes community members who have a passion for Montessori education to seek election to the Board.
The MCHS Board possesses a wide range of expertise and is deeply committed to the MCHS mission of providing high-quality, authentic Montessori education to its students. Board responsibilities include the following: engaging in long-term strategic planning; approving the MCHS annual budget and oversight of MCHS’ finances; defining governance processes; setting policy for MCHS; and supporting MCHS’ Head of School.
Board members serve an initial 3-year term, with the possibility of one renewable term. Board officers are elected annually and include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
New member nominations are reviewed annually to fill vacant positions. Board elections occur in May of each year although interim appointments to the MCHS Board are made as needed. MCHS’ Head of School serves on the board in an ex officio, non-voting capacity, and the current Parents Club President also serves on the Board in a voting capacity.