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Geiger Montessori

Last year the School Board voted to continue with construction plans for the current Geiger school building and temporarily move students to the former Hunt Middle School site for the 2011-2012 school year.

Geiger students will start the 2012-13 school year on Sept. 5 at the new school site: 7401 S. Eighth St. Bell times for Geiger students will remain the same from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visit the Geiger Web site at geigerorcas.org, for more details about the Montessori program, important dates and information or to follow updates on the construction progress.

The Geiger Montessori staff works together to provide a responsive environment in which staff, students, parents and community work cooperatively to maximize the potential of each child. Geiger's specialty focus, marine science, was developed by staff and parents, and is integrated through all areas of instruction.

Geiger is one of 12 schools in Tacoma and 33 state-wide to earn the Innovative School designation. Find out what makes Geiger innovative.

 

 5th to 6th Grade Transition

 

Tacoma School District is the proud recipient of a grant provided by the RAIKES Foundation to support students and families in the transition from 5th to 6th grade in the Mason/Truman region. The RAIKES Foundation is dedicated to the belief that regular participation in high quality programs leads to better personal, social and academic outcomes and higher self-esteem. http://raikesfoundation.org

The focus of the grant for the 2011-12 school year will include:

  • Implementation of the AVID program in 5th and 6th grades
     Overview of AVID (pdf)
  • Strong collaboration between teachers  in the Mason/Truman regions
  • Increased communication with families about successful transition to middle school

Contact Information: Mason 253-571-7000 | Truman 253-571-2245

Article:
Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path: A Policy and Practice Brief

 

 School Information

 
Address 7401 South 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
Phone 253-571-6800
Fax 253-571-6850
Website www.geigerorcas.org
 

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For driving directions to Geiger, click on the green marker.

 

 Principal

 


Paula Crews Bond
Paula Bond

 

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