Maple Corner Montessori

The new site for Maple Corner Montessori School at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

Emily Schult

Maple Corner Montessori school now offers preschool through fourth grade, eventually expanding to sixth grade, at its new location The Ford Childhood Enrichment Center at Umpqua Community College.

This beautiful, secure facility will offer classrooms filled with stimulating, hands-on activities with access to outdoor classrooms, hiking trails and gardens. MCM students will also be able to enjoy many of the amenities at UCC including an observatory, outdoor amphitheater, tennis courts, pool and more.

The Montessori educational approach is currently the fastest growing educational system in the world; 15 years of test scores show that on average, Montessori students score two years ahead of traditionally schooled peers. More importantly, Montessori schooling allows children to work at their own pace, to form a strong sense of self and to experience the natural joy of learning that all children possess.

MCM’s curriculum will also be enhanced with studio programs such as drama, foreign language, sports, art and astronomy. Parent involvement, field trips, community service and real-world experiences are all key to our vision of becoming a place where children love to be.

MCM will feature highly qualified staff members and low student-to-teacher ratios so children can enjoy individualized instruction.

An infant and toddler program will be available to UCC students, staff and faculty. Before and after care programs will be offered to all families.

MCM will also serve as a lab school for the UCC Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs. This partnership affords UCC education students the opportunity to observe classrooms in action while allowing them a practicum site to complete their studies.

“This opportunity is nothing short of miraculous and will truly be the avenue to accomplish our goal of providing the Roseburg community with a world class private school while serving the UCC community,” said Leanne Jorgensen, MCM founder and director.

MCM is currently enrolling students. Current and interested families are invited to attend an Open House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, to tour the facility and learn more about the school and its programs. Additionally, families are able to sign up for a private tour through MCM’s website at

Emily Schult is a teacher at Maple Corner Montessori school.

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