The GW Elementary School’s 4th graders prepare to host weekly tours open to all.


The GW Elementary School’s 4th graders prepare to host weekly tours open to all.  The public is invited each Tuesday beginning October 15th throughout the school year from 9:30am – 10:30am.

Kingston, NY – The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori program in the Historic city of Kingston, NY is gearing up for a weekly tour led by a group of enthusiastic 4th graders.

An announcement and posting with specific criteria was made, inviting children to ‘apply’ to lead the school tours. Eleven students replied to the request, writing letters of interest to share why they would be a good choice for the job.

The exercise was used to correlate the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, a core curriculum component.

“The GW Elementary School Tours” will take place every Tuesday beginning on October 15th during the school year (with the exception of holidays) from 9:30am – 10:30am and are open to the public. All guests are asked to meet outside of the main office 10 minutes prior to start time.  Guests will be met by a school professional to answer any questions after each tour.

For more information, contact the GW Elementary School’s front office at:845/943-3518 or contact GW PTO President Rebecca Martin-Grenadier at


About the GW Elementary School – A Public Montessori Program:   The George Washington Elementary School, a public Montessori Program, offers children a holistic education in which Guides and Staff view the children as unique individuals (see the full description on the mission page of the website).

About the GW Elementary School PTO:
The GW Elementary School PTO mission is to enhance the educational and extracurricular experiences for our children.  The PTO goal is to provide a collaborative “voice” for parents, teachers, and students of our school to ensure quality experiences.  We support the Montessori method implemented in our children’s daily learning and in efforts to promote appropriate class sizes with adequate teacher aid support and to work toward changes in nutrition and wellness within the school.  In addition to advocacy, the PTO’s mission involves raising money to support well-balanced extracurricular, educational experiences and school building enhancements.