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1-Hour Virtual Open House

Covid-19 Update

Due to the pandemic, we have made the decision not to offer Parent-Child or Independent Toddler classes for Fall 2020-2021. We are planning to bring these programs back for Fall 2021-2022. If you have questions please contact Hannah at or inquire here.

For parents of children from ages 3-6

In these informal information sessions, you will get a personal introduction to the Cardinal Bernardin community. Hear why our families choose us and how our school has responded to the challenges of Covid-19. We hope you consider joining us as we look forward to the Fall together!

Why a Virtual Open House?

At our Open House, our goal is to get to know prospective parents who share a common vision for their children. Given these unprecedented circumstances, we hope this is the next best thing to an in-person event. We know many families are looking forward to the Fall and the new school year, and this event will help facilitate your family’s choice of education for your children.

Our Open House has a friendly, relaxed tone where we strive to get to know each prospective family personally — to help you determine if Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy is a good fit for your family. It will be an engaging and thought-provoking experience for you and your spouse. You will need to pre-register for this event in order to attend. We hope you’ll be joining us!

What will the event be like?

Focus of the Session. Our aim is to give parents an understanding of a Montessori Catholic education. Only a portion of the time will be devoted to basic facts about the school, which you can learn more about on our website.

Small Sessions. Our goal is for session participants to get to know each other, our parents, and us personally. There will be time for group conversation and introductions.

Tips from a Cardinal Bernardin Parent. Mr. Brian Smith will present why his family chose the school and will reflect on his child’s learning experience and our school community.

The Admissions Process. Ms. Hannah Labotka, our Director of Marketing and Enrollment, will share with parents a few of the practical details about enrolling a student.

About Principal Barb Labotka

Mrs. Barb brings enthusiasm and energy to the school and her presentation will will provide an overview of our mission and Montessori approach, and why families choose us.

Before the Academy, Mrs. Barb received a Montessori 3-6 credential, a Masters in Teaching and Learning with a emphasis in teaching literacy and language, a Masters in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Catholic school leadership. Barb taught for 14 years including inaugurating a Montessori early childhood unit in a traditional school and has served for 3 years as principal.

About Mr. Brian Smith

Our School Advisory Board President, Mr. Brian Smith, will share his perspective of why his family chose the school and will reflect on his child’s learning experience and our school community.


9:00 am – Introductions & Login to the Zoom Link

9:10 am – A Parent Perspective

9:20 am – Principal’s Presentation

9:45 am – Q&A Session

9:55 am – Our Admissions Process

10:00 am – End