Montessori News from Around the World

August 16, 2014

Millcreek School Board Has Message for Montessori
Montessori officials were at Monday night’s Millcreek School Board meeting to once again address the sale and rezoning of the Ridgefield site, …

What Is Montessori Anyway?
Brampton Guardian
There is a great deal of confusion these days over the name Montessori. It is often used inappropriately by nursery schools and daycare centres, which …

Laurie Ewert-Krocker coming to Countryside Montessori School
Northbrook Star
World-renowned adolescent expert Laurie Ewert-Krocker will appear at Countryside Montessori School for a free event open to the community.

Amalie Meyer, 90, Founder, Hudson Country Montessori School In New Rochelle
The Daily Voice
She was the founder of Hudson Country Montessori School of New Rochelle and Danbury, Conn. She was the former vice president of Teacher …

August 15, 2014

LETTER: We count on the Montessori program at Kingston school
The Daily Freeman
The George Washington Elementary School in Midtown Kingston is a public Montessori program that serves a large population of children who live …

Harry Woods Whittaker, 94, had a far-reaching story
In his adult life, as a board member at the school, he helped introduce Montessori education to Cincinnati in the form of a preschool class at Country …

August 13, 2014

Montessori school seeks international status
Slightly more than 100 students attend Saskatoon’s Maria Montessori School. Lori Healy, the school’s lead director, wants to change that number

School’s mission for nurturing the natural curiosity of children
Hamilton Spectator
The Brampton-Georgetown Montessori School is dedicated to providing children between the ages of two and a half to 12 years a caring and …

August 12, 2014

New Lenox Montessori school, skate park close
The Herald-News
In the past month, Drop in Skate Park and Country Creek Montessori School have closed, with their owners upset with New Lenox village officials.

Building addition OK’d for River Falls Montessori, if…
River Falls Journal
The board’s approval to build a Montessori addition is contingent on relocating the Renaissance alternative high school from the older portion of the …

Kennebec Montessori School workshops set
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
FAIRFIELD — The Kennebec Montessori School will hold two free workshops for current and prospective parents at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 38 …

Education: County approves charter school site
Coastal Observer
Coastal Montessori Charter School took a big step toward finding a permanent home this week when members of Georgetown County Council …

Bay News: Origami project takes flight
New Zealand Herald
Luca Ririnui is one of the pupils making origami paper cranes for peace at the Montessori unit at Bellevue School. They are a dextrous bunch, the …

Robbyn’s Nest Opens Center in Sherman
Litchfield County Times
Robbyn’s Nest adopts the Montessori or traditional method to help your child with the skills they need to be successful in all aspects of their lives, …

Newburyport News in Brief
The Daily News of Newburyport
The six-week course will provide an introduction to Montessori materials and methods that can be used at home. Parents may enroll in any or all …

August 11, 2014

‘Happy little learners': 25 years of Montessori in Helena
Helena Independent Record
During the last 25 years, Montessori classrooms in Helena have expanded to three elementary schools offering the program to 180 total students.

Montessori School leadership changing hands after 22 years
The Western Pennsylvania Montessori School is preparing for a change in leadership with the appointment of Jamie Campbell, who will take over as …

Mayra Cuevas Named Principal of New Eastie School
East Boston Times-Free Press
Last year the Boston Public School Committee voted 7-0 to move Eastie’s public Montessori program from the Early Education Center in Jeffries Point …

August 10, 2014

Chandler Montessori Day Schools digging out after major flooding
East Valley Tribune
School is canceled Tuesday for Montessori Day Schools in Chandler, as they wade out of immense flooding and hundreds of thousands of dollars in …

New preschool option sprouts up
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
The Montessori program, she said, inspired the programming at her own preschool, which will utilize a combination of both Montessori, and Reggio …

August 9, 2014

Gym America to open ‘one-of-a-kind’ Montessori school with gymnastic component
The Ann Arbor News
The school’s director, Andrea Price, said the academic portion of the program, scheduled for half the day, is a traditional, child-centered Montessori …

Breaking mold, NY Chabad school blends Moses with Montessori
The Times of Israel
In a typical Montessori classroom it is not unusual to see the teacher seated on the floor with the children, using “manipulatives” (Montessori tools) to …

Ahwatukee institute trains next generation of Montessori teachers
Ahwatukee Foothills News
The training introduces its students to a full complement of Montessori training materials as well as the philosophical approach toward Montessori …

Arborland Montessori Children’s Academy Offers Exclusive Early Child Education
Fullerton, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 09/08/2014 — Over the past couple of years, the significance of Montessori schools and academy’s has increased …

Parental support for preschool pays off
Moose Jaw Times-Herald
Yolanda Balaberda, director of Child’s View Montessori Center Inc., and Tim McLeod, parent and legal counsel for the application, appeared before …

En 15 y 18 años hay 12 clasificados
La Razón (Bolivia)
La semana anterior Copacabana, que defiende su corona, igualó sin goles con Montessori; mientras que Ayacucho venció 2-1 a San Ignacio.

August 8, 2014

Advanced Education: Horizon Montessori graduates to larger building
Valley morning Star
Art teacher Melissa Andrade helps a student work on a Grandparents Day banner on Friday for a school assembly. Horizon Montessori School this …

How to Help: Fundraise with Maria Montessori students to build a school in Kenya
Rockford Register Star
Last spring, Rockford Public Schools Maria Montessori School students began a campaign to raise $10,000 to build a girls school in Kenya.

August 6, 2014

Enterprise School begins Montessori program transition
Herald & Review
Montessori emphasizes order, concentration, coordination and independence,” said Juanita Williams, one of the early childhood teachers in …

Trinity Montessori closes its doors after 46 years
Arkansas City Traveler
The director of Arkansas City’s Trinity Montessori Day School, Karen Rodenbaugh, marched five 3- and 4-year-olds into a downstairs room of Trinity …

Cypresswood Montessori School Announces Upcoming Guests
The Paper Magazine
SPRING,TX (Sept. 5, 2014) – Further exemplifying Cypresswood Montessori School’s commitment to providing superb child education and …

Tom Zengeler Named President of Board of Directors For Montessori School of Lake Forest
Chicago Tribune
Northbrook, IL, September 5, 2014: Tom Zengeler, President of Zengeler Cleaners, was reelected President of the Board of Directors for Montessori …

Aurora City Council set to OK day care center on far East Side
Aurora Beacon News
The City Council next week is set to approve a special use and preliminary plan for a Montessori day care facility on the far East Side. The Land of …

August 5, 2014

Trinity to offer Montessori pre-school
Apalachicola Times
Teacher Tammy Farmer shows some of the teaching tools to be used at the new St. Benedict Montessori Pre-School …

Montessori school approved on Central Valley Road
Kitsap Sun
SILVERDALE — A Montessori school, to be located in a remodeled barn on Central Valley Road, has been approved by the Kitsap County hearing …

Kincaid Montessori Opens In Leesburg Monday
Leesburg Today
Kincaid Montessori School will open at 6 Cardinal Park Drive SE in Leesburg, and will offer part-time and full-time infant, toddler and primary programs …

Free parenting class offered at Mendham Montessori school
New Jersey Hills
MENDHAM – The Westmont Montessori School is offering a free, four-week interactive parenting class this fall as part of its 50th anniversary …

August 4, 2014

Maria Montessori: Una Vita Per I Bambini
Philippine Star
Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in a four-storey house in Chiaravalle in the seaport province of Ancona, Italy. Her parents, Alessandro …

Montessori Children’s House prepares for a new year
Burlington County Times
Monday morning, the door of her Montessori Children’s House on South Church Street will open wide to welcome another group of children.

August 3, 2014

Dixie Montessori opens school building in Washington City
St. George Daily Spectrum
The Montessori style of teaching was developed by Italian doctor and … Teacher Jill Di Pietro is beginning her second year as a Montessori teacher …

Montessori Regional Charter School Fights for Ridgefield
In a quarter page ad on Tuesday, the other bidder, Montessori Regional Charter School says they want the issue reopened before the site is rezoned.

Montessori pre-school receives donation
Yass Tribune
Montessori students enjoying a presentation from Yass Men’s Shed … Wide-eyed and excited, the students of Montessori pre-school look up at Yass …

Montessori charter school looks at 2016 opening
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Steamboat Springs — Organizers with the envisioned Mountain Montessori Charter School are moving forward with their application to the Colorado …

September 2, 2014

Beautiful Minds Montessori in Orangeville offers exceptional program for 3 to 6-year olds
Orangeville Banner
Beautiful Minds Montessori is a Montessori school in Orangeville, Ontario that offers a Montessori education for young children aged 18 months …

September 1, 2014

Montessori students take to Google Drive
Herald & Review
At Garfield Montessori School, students get two weeks of work assigned at once. It’s then up to the student to do that work at his or her own pace and in …

Message of peace at children’s day
New Zealand Herald
The event was run by the Tauranga Montessori Education Trust, the body that governs Montessori@Bellevue at Bellevue School, to remember the …

Open-Faced Blueberry Pie
Joe and Joanne Alex have lived in the apartment above their Stillwater Montessori School for 31 years, but that wasn’t how it was supposed to be.

August 31, 2014

Authentic Montessori Education – Why is it so important?
Brampton Guardian
CCMA is the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators. This is the association of professional Montessori educators in Canada. Some years ago …

August 30, 2014

Harbor Montessori welcomes new students
Boothbay Register
The Harbor Montessori School, which according to Child Enrichment Center Director Maddie Rideout has been in the works for two and a half years, …

August 29, 2014

River Falls public Montessori: Much talk, no action
River Falls Journal
Further, a special meeting of the school board will be set for some time after Labor Day to address the Montessori expansion, scheduled for the …

Bethany Children’s House Montessori Preschool sets open house
This alternative to Kindergarten features a five day program with experienced Montessori teacher, Ms. Lynne Christiansen. “The Bethany Chilldren’s …

Nienhuis a BOI company equips Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
A recent MOU signed between the Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre (GSMMTC) and AMI approved Montessori material manufacturer …


August 28, 2014

Bawek now Montessori-certified at Our Lady of the Lake school
Houghton Lake resorter
Students in Ann Bawek’s Young 5’s and kindergarten class at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, Prudenville, this fall will touch, see and …

Back to class in a new $4 million school
Richmond Montessori recently completed construction on a 6,000-square-foot academic building and science lab on its North Campus at 501 N.

Author helps Newark kids learn ABCs through yoga
The Newark Advocate
Author Teresa Anne Power visited Montessori Community School to teach yoga to the preschoolers. Power wrote a book called “The ABC’s of Yoga for …

August 27, 2014

Bilingual Montessori School opening Sharon
The Patriot Ledger
SHARON — The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston, a private, independent Montessori school for boys and girls from infancy through kindergarten, …

Landover Montessori opens new middle school wing
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Middle school teacher Thomara B. Speight talks with students during orientation for the new school year at Judith Hoyer Montessori School in …

New Montessori parent infant groups in Old Saybrook
Middletown Press
The Children’s Tree Montessori School of Old Saybrook will be offering weekly parent infant classes with a Montessori-trained adult in a prepared …

Outraged parents sue North Texas day care for duct taping toddler during nap time
CultureMap Dallas
The lawsuit against Heart 2 Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park accuses the facility of gross negligence, fraud and serious bodily harm to a child …

August 26, 2014

NKY Montessori adds security for new school year
CRESCENT SPRINGS – After doubling enrollment to 100 students over the past six years, the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy installed a new …

Montessori Method Saves Failing Broward School
NBC 6 South Florida
After receiving failing grades two years in a row, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary in Broward is now a Montessori Academy. By Ari Odzer.

Scout revisits alma mater, Keystone Montessori for Eagle Project
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Michael Debbins and his Boy Scout Troop 16 completed a major outdoor renovation project at Keystone Montessori in Ahwatukee, providing a …

Montessori-based high school opens in Evanston
Evanston Now
Beacon Academy, the Chicago area’s first Montessori-based high school, opened its doors Monday to 37 ninth and tenth graders, most from outside of …

Bilingual education options increase in Corvallis
Corvallis Gazette Times
Adele Carey, head of the Corvallis Montessori School, said Spanish has been part of the school’s curriculum in recent years, and it is increasing the …

Millcreek School Board Votes to Sell Ridgefield Property
The other bidder for Ridgefield was the Montessori Regional Charter School. They bid $1.1 million, hoping to combine their two campuses into one.

Former Ridgefield Elementary School sold to data company for $1 million
An Erie-area charter school, the Montessori Regional Charter School, had also sought to purchase the building, offering $1.1 million. But Hall said that …

CRC thanks school for benefit concert
Napa Valley Register
Sun and Stars Montessori School brought “Uncle Gerry” Dignan and Music Together’s internationally recognized early childhood music program to …

August 25, 2014

New owner at Montessori Schools of Flagstaff
Arizona Daily Sun
The institution announced this week that Eric Alexander has taken ownership of Montessori Schools of Flagstaff. As the owner and operator of eight …

Education is key to unlocking SA’s future wealth
Our guest today is Liesl Algeo of Montessori Sky Schools. Liesl thanks so much for your time today. You’ve done what so many people have thought …

A Step Ahead Preschool
Ahwatukee Foothills News
“Almost all of our graduates end up going to a public school, and the public school is not Montessori,” she said. “For us, we have a mix of both, some …

August 24, 2014

Montessori school opens junior high
Alexandria Town Talk
Montessori Educational Center has offered elementary education for 36 years with hopes to expand that to middle school for years, Principal Joelle

August 23, 2014

Open House for Cougar Mountain Montessori
Bellevue Reporter
Cougar Mountain Montessori school will hold an open house for children and parents interested in finding out more about the school’s operations and …

Parents want their school treated like the others
River Falls Journal
Public Montessori moms and dads filled the audience chairs at the River Falls High School Library Monday night, Aug. 18, and delivered a clear …

August 22, 2014

Stepping into a new era: Montessori school marks move with ribbon cutting
After a summer of cleaning, repairing and refurbishing, staff members and supporters of Footsteps Montessori Preschool dedicated their new building …

Sherman: Robbyn’s Nest Opens New Center
Litchfield County Times
The Montessori method is committed to the laws of nature to support children’s natural development. This distinctive method of education emerged …

Pre-schoolers to receive boost
Islands’ Sounder
Orcas Island’s four pre-schools – Montessori, Children’s House, Kaleidoscope and Salmonberry – have combined school fundraising, parent tuition …

August 21, 2014

DC’s Shining Stars Montessori Academy relocates again days before start of school
Washington Post
The D.C. Public Charter School board voted this week to approve the relocation of Shining Stars Montessori Academy to 6015 Chillum Pl. NE, near the …

Schechter network partnering with Montessori group
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
NEW YORK (JTA) – The Conservative movement’s Schechter Day School Network and the Jewish Montessori Society have announced a strategic …

Brampton-Georgetown Montessori School nurtures students’ practical, intellectual, physical & 
Brampton Guardian
Brampton-Georgetown Montessori School is here to provide students with a nurturing and enriching environment that will meet the developmental …

Montessori school named Quality Rated Program
Savannah Morning News
Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool is the only child care in Bryan County that is a Quality Rated Program by the state Department of Early Care and …

Footsteps Montessori Preschool Ribbon-Cutting
Footsteps, an accredited Montessori school, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the school’s new campus on West Washington Street in …

West Virginia’s First Montessori Middle School Now Open In Charleston
Right now in Charleston, there are two Montessori schools that are another option for parents aside from public and parochial education. Mountaineer …

Singapore-based Education Group to train teachers & students pan-India
Modern Montessori International, a Singapore- based education group is planning to expand its pre-school count in India. At present, MMI has 10 …

August 20, 2014

Winter Haven Montessori School Applies for K-8 Charter
The Ledger
Melissa Davis, owner/director of Winter Haven Montessori, has a tea party with Kyleigh Winningham, 3, Alexander Ford, 2, builds a log cabin.

Montessori School of Englewood to Host Back-to-School Picnic
The Montessori School of Englewood will host a back-to-school picnic Aug, 23, 2014. View Full Caption. DNAinfo/Juan Thompson.

Montessori enrolments up
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Principal Raquel Charet said Generation Z’s fever for Montessori education was evident in their enrolment numbers. “Montessori education gives …

Mountaineer Montessori Middle School opens in Charleston, WV
A group of six kids make up the charter class at West Virginia’s only Montessori Middle School. Students started the program Monday morning.

Wauwatosa’s Montessori school will expand to serve middle-school grades
Wauwatosa Now
After a show of parent support at a previous meeting, the Wauwatosa School Board approved Aug. 11 the expansion of Montessori School to seventh …

Hilltop School Addition Will Include Community Area, Teaching Kitchen
Over the Mountain Journal
Hilltop Montessori, whose 200 students range from 18 months through eighth grade, was gifted the land in the town of Mt Laurel by EBSCO Industries …

Avitus Group Launches Information Technology Service Along with Commitment to Technology in
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Avitus Group rolled out a new IT service this past year along with a significant donation to Grace Montessori Academy and its efforts to educate …

August 19, 2014

Students at Montessori school help shape curriculum
Charleston Daily Mail
Suzanne Sanders, Mountaineer Montessori’s middle school teacher, writes down student suggestions Monday for the program’s new code of ethics.

Cypresswood Montessori School launches new website
Your Houston News
Cypresswood Montessori School was founded in January 2002 in Spring, Texas, to serve parents and children in the area. Placing high value in …

Kiva Montessori charter opens doors
Cortez Journal
Children in grades one through six take a seat in the multipurpose room on the first day of school Monday at the new Children’s Kiva Montessori …

August 18, 2014

Discovery School in Heath offers Christian Montessori education unique to area
Blue Ribbon News
Discovery School Directress Norma Morris has 35 years of experience with the Montessori learning style, and said Discovery School is the only …

August 17, 2014

New school offers authentic Montessori curriculum, more
Albuquerque Journal
Sheila Griffin, owner of LEAP International Montessori School, stands in the primary classroom, complete with a class goldfish. LEAP stands for …

New Montessori school to open
Bellevue Reporter
EYAS Global Montessori School will open Sept. 3 in the Lake Hills neighborhood of Bellevue. This school will offer a Chinese/English bilingual …

New plans for new school in south Shreveport
Baker has a one-year old child and just recently moved to the Provenance neighborhood. She said she thinks the Montessori school would be a good …