Sands Montessori
Care for self, care for environment, be kind to others.


SMPO logoSands Montessori School 

 An elementary magnet school offering the Montessori teaching method in grades Pre-school through six.

Principal - Mrs. Sarah Lord 
             Assistant Principal - Dr. Elizabeth Johnson             

Vision: Sands Montessori is a community of empowered, responsible, and lifelong learners.

Mission: Sands Montessori, a Cincinnati Public School, educates the whole child to be a lifelong learner and a responsible contributor to our global community.  We do this through culturally integrated education that nurtures the relationship between child, parent, school and community.

Contact us at 513-363-5000


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 Ms. Sarah Lord, Principal
                                  Dr. Elizabeth Johnson,
                                                     Assistant Principal 

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Use your FREE Energy Kit to save energy in your home

The Conservation Caper and Energy Agents, in-school programs from Duke Energy, have a goal to save 10 million kilowatt-hours of energy during the 2016-17 school year. To reach this goal, families at participating schools can request a FREE Energy Kit to save energy in their homes. Every unique request for the FREE Energy Kit helps your school win cash rewards ranging from $250-$2,500, and gives each family a chance to win $1,000.

Take the My Energy Kit Challenge! Request your kit, help your school, and do your part to save energy.

Sands Montessori is proud to announce our students will grow vegetables on TOWER GARDENS this year!

Thanks to Adrianne Mayne and Meghan Fronduti and a grant by the Cincy Good Food Fund, Sands is part of a 3-school CPS pilot program leading the way for aeroponic classroom gardening.
These innovative gardens can be grown outside, or inside with grow lights. Students will plant seeds, monitor growth, and harvest food with hands-on lessons about environmental science, sustainability and healthy eating!
If you or someone you know would like to grow on Tower Gardens too, please contact our garden expert Adrianne Mayne through her website at or call 513-219-0923.
These referrals help to fund and grow our school garden program. Thank you!

    September Dates to Remember

September 1st: Parent Night 6-9
September 5th: No School-Labor Day
September 15th-16th: Vision Screenings for K,1st,3rd and 5th grades
September 16th: SMPO Quarterly Coffee
September 17th: Sandsbox Consignment Shop Fall/Winter
September 19th: Open House (5-7pm)
September 20th: BENGALS SPIRIT DAY! Wear Bengals gear or Black         and Orange! SMPO Meeting
September 21st: No School-PD Day
September 26 - 30th: Sand's Kindness Challenge Week
September 28th: Parent Education Night - the Parent Education Night committee would like to invite all parents to attend an evening of Montessori philosophy and math curriculum continuum from 3-6 to 9-12 on Sept 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the cafetorium. 


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