2718 G Street , Sacramento
Old Marshall School

California Montessori Project integrates Montessori teaching and philosophy with California standards in what it calls "an enriched, dynamic curriculum for elementary age students." Montessori students work in a variety of kinesthetic ways, internalizing information as they build academic skill, self confidence and self discipline. They work at their own level, challenged and inspired by their own success. Student independence is encouraged in a Montessori environment and students are asked to make choices and to take on much of the responsibility for their own learning. The CMP classrooms involve a multi-age group of students and accelerated learners have the chance to be teachers, and the challenged learner has the opportunity to succeed by way of peer tutoring.

CMP's Mission

"The mission of the California Montessori Project (CMP) is to provide a quality, tuition-free, Montessori-based educational program to every child in the state of California."

Open since August of 2001, CMP offers a program with the following highlights:

  • California public school
  • Tuition Free
  • Montessori-based curriculum
  • Curriculum aligned to CA state standards
  • Credentialed and Montessori trained teachers
  • Before/After School programs
  • Intersession Programs
  • Quality Montessori materials
  • Low student/teacher ratios
  • Multiple Site Locations

Resources for CMP, Capitol Campus Families

Capitol Campus Garden Old Marshall School

Communications From CMP or SCUSD

Oct 19, 2009 letter from Gary Bowman http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/091019CMP-Capitol-oct-19-2009.pdf Oct 20, 2009 News from KCRA3 http://www.kcra.com/news/21355182/detail.html Oct 22, 2009 letter from Gary Bowman http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/091022Capitol-Campus-Community-Letter-10-22-09-4.pdf Oct 22, 2009 letter from Bernie Evangelista http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/091022Ltr-to-community-re-move-Oct-22-2009-2.pdf Oct 23, 2009 Special meeting Agenda from CMP-Capitol Office http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/091026Agenda-Special-Meeting-October-26-2009.pdf Oct 29, 2009 2 page Facility Assessment of Old Marshal School by HMC Architects + attachments http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/Old_Marshall_School_structuralreport.pdf Oct 30, 2009 FAQ from the SCUSD http://www.scusd.edu/OurSchools/Documents/California%20Montessori/California%20Montessori%20Project%20Move%20from%20Old%20Marshall%20to%20Thomas%20Jefferson-FAQs.pdf Nov 5, 2009 Full Report: Old Marshall School Facility Assessment with 3 options by HMC Architects http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/CMP/Old_Marshall_School_structuralreport_full.pdf

Field act information:

Are charter schools subject to the building safety requirements of the Field Act? Charter schools are subject to the building safety requirements of the Field Act only if the requirements are set forth in their charter petitions. http://ag.ca.gov/opinions/pdfs/96-1206.pdf http://www.excellence.dgs.ca.gov/StudentSafety/S7_7-1.htm http://www.shakeout.org/schools/080410kickoff/4_Thorman.pdf http://4lakidsnews.blogspot.com/2008/09/field-act-and-related-legislation.html

Education Code

CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE SECTION 17078.52-17078.66 - http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=92630421854+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE SECTION 17280-17317 - http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=92623921510+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE SECTION 47610-47615 - http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=92576418434+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

Old Marshall School Facilities information:

Facilities Report http://www.scusd.edu/OperationsSupport/Documents/HistoricandExistingFacilities.pdf

Facilities report for Old Marshall School begins on page 566, comments on the state of the foundation are on page 567 in the last paragraph: http://www.scusd.edu/OperationsSupport/Documents/SCUSD%20FMP%20Section%207%20Binder5%20V1part2.pdf This report shows that there are 6 other schools within the district that are being used that are of similar or worse condidtion than the Old Marshall School these facilities include: PS-7 Charter Elementary School, Woodbine Elementary School, Freeport Elementary School, Success Academy K-8 School, MET Sacramento Charter High School, and Oak Ridge Elementary School

CMP Capitol Campus Charter


California Montessori Project

“California Montessori Project - Board of Directors” <cmpgovboard@cacmp.org> Erin Auernig - Montessori Representative (Vice President) Tom Cerussi - Parent Representative – Elk Grove Patty Hagemeyer - District Representative – Sacramento City Temperance Harkins - Parent Representative – Capitol Rob Henderson - Business Representative Raquel Leuze - Parent Representative – American River Robbie Montalbano - District Representative – Buckeye Christy Moustris - District Representative (non-voting) – Elk Grove Dave Nelson - Parent Representative – Shingle Springs Jenny Savakus - Community Representative (Chief Financial Officer) Paula Tarpenning - District Representative (non-voting) – San Juan Natasha Vidic - Parent Representative - Carmichael Deb Williams - Teacher Representative – American River Jayna Gaskell - Charter School Representative (Interim Chairperson)

CMP / Administration

“Gary Bowman, Director of CMP” <gbowman@cacmp.org> “Bernie Evangelista, Principal of the Capitol Campus” <bevangelista@cacmp.org>

Sacramento Unified School District / Board of Education

http://www.scusd.edu/BoardofEducation/Pages/BoardofEducationMembers.aspx ”Superintendent Jonathan Raymond” <JRaymond@sac-city.k12.ca.us> ”Diana Rodriquez” <Diana4scusd@yahoo.com> ”Donald Terry” <Donaldterry4schoolboard@yahoo.com> ”Jerry Houseman Ed.D AREA 2” <jerry@housemanconsulting.com> ”Patrick Kennedy - Second Vice President” <patrick@patrickkennedylaw.com> ”Gustavo Arroyo” <gustavoarroyo1@gmail.com> ”Ellyne Bell - First Vice President AREA 1” <ellynebell@yahoo.com> ”Roy Grimes - President” <leadershipnow@att.net>

City of Sacramento

“Mayor Kevin Johnson” <mayor@cityofsacramento.org> ”Councilmember Steve Cohn (District 3)” <scohn@cityofsacramento.org> “Councilmember Ray Tretheway (District 1)” <rtretheway@cityofsacramento.org> “Councilmember Robert King Fong (District 4)”<RKFong@cityofsacramento.org>