Montessori News from Around the World

July 29, 2014

Montessori charter school on track to open this fall
Hilton Head Island Packet
Low country Montessori School will open in a temporary home, with a permanent facility to be completed soon after, according to director Amy Horn.

Montessori charter school finds home
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Montessori charter school finds home. La Tierra Montessori School for the Arts and Sciences has signed a lease with the TSAY Corp. and the Ohkay …

Charleston School Board holds off on voting on Montessori at James Island school
Charleston Post Courier
More than 30 people holding signs reading “yes to full Montessori” and “dual track for MLES” turned out for a Charleston county school Board meeting …

Racine Montessori students raise funds for Caledonia animals
Journal Times
RACINE — The first-, second- and third-level students from Racine Montessori School, 2317 Howe St., raised a total of $1,182 to support the …

Private schools in Grant County offer alternative options
Silver City Sun News
Three students work in the garden at the Guadalupe Montessori School in Silver City in mid-July. Food from the garden enhances the students’ …

Broadstairs nursery closes after nearly twenty years
The White Cliffs Montessori Pre-school held it farewell party on Sunday (July 20), for past and present children, families and workers. Johanna Clark …

July 28, 2014

Montessori 101: Learning at their own pace
Asheville Citizen-Times
There are several Montessori schools in Asheville, but they all are focused around one key concept — that children learn best when they learn at their …

Montessori Kinder Plus receives accreditation
Cleveland Daily Banner
Montessori Kinder Plus German Language school has received accreditation from the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad through its …

July 27, 2014

Culpeper Montessori school slated to open in September
The Daily Progress
A longtime educator plans to open a one-classroom Montessori preschool in Culpeper in September with a focus on teaching youngsters about the …


July 26, 2014

Montessori School collects for Guerra family
NORTHAMPTON — In the wake of the fire that destroyed the home of restaurateur Claudio Guerra, the Montessori School of Northampton, where his …


Just like the old days for assisted-living residents
Liberty Court employs Montessori-based dementia care to treat its residents with memory ailments. The programming focuses on people’s abilities, …

Summer academy keeps the ball rolling on student learning
Dearborn Press and Guide
While many children spend their summer days lazing around and lamenting that they are bored, students at the Dearborn Heights Montessori Center …

July 25, 2014

New Montessori school planned in south Shreveport
Shreveport Times
The Montessori School for Shreveport announced plans Thursday to open a second location on Woodberry Avenue in Shreveport. Construction is …

New principal named for Triangle Lake Montessori
Greensboro News & Record
GREENSBORO — Triangle Lake Montessori will have a new principal next month, according to a news release from Guilford County school district.

Local school takes the lead on wetland management
ABC Local
The wetlands are on the Margaret River Montessori School property but they are accessible to anyone in the community as they are bound by public …

T. Chandroo | Giving children a head start
Singapore: When T. Chandroo applied to become a Singapore franchisee of Modern Montessori International (MMI) in 1989, the London-based …

July 24, 2014

Natural playground in Ross fits Montessori model of education
Logs, gardens and other organic elements will make up a new natural playground at The Glen Montessori School in Ross Township.

Kindergarten: The gateway to education
Times of India
BHUBANESWAR: Maria Montessori, a pioneer in Montessori education, said, “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world,” .

OakHaven names new Head of School
April Powell has been appointed Head of School at OakHaven Montessori School. She replaces co-founder Judy Henrichs, who will continue as …

How Google’s Larry Page became a responsible entrepreneur
The Guardian
Like his Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, Page attended Montessori schools until he entered high school. They both cite the educational method of …

July 23, 2014

Charleston School Board committee pushes revisit of Montessori at James Island school
Charleston Post Courier
Plans to transition a James Island elementary school to an all Montessori curriculum may be changing after some Charleston County School Board …

Your vote will help wetland: Montessori
August Margaret River Mail
Excited: Students Huon House, Arlo Liddon, Jack House, Remy Castan, Min Martin and and Chlow McGill are keen to help the environment.

Vacant Washington School has New Owners
The Peoria City Council approved the sale of the school to MontessoriMontessori educates about 75 students currently and is located on North …

Why Rewards Backfire with Children: Advice for Teachers and Parents
Patheos (blog)
According to Dr. Maria Montessori, children are born with an intrinsic desire to learn. In fact, they love learning so much that the best role adults can …

The Grove School’s new leader arrives in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
Moudry comes from Minnesota to replace Gina Engelfried, the founder of the public charter Montessori secondary school. Photo by Laurie Williams.

Public gets final look at Rockford school plan
Rockford Register Star
Renaissance Gifted for first- through fifth-grades would move from Washington to the home of the Maria Montessori program, 4704 N. Rockton Ave., …

July 22, 2014

Brixham Montessori School using Foundation for fund management
Foster’s Daily Democrat
YORK—Brixham Montessori Friends School has transferred its tuition assistance fund and teacher scholarship funds to the Maine Community …

Private preschool is growing up in Visali
Co-founder of both of Visalia’s Montessori preschools Nina Clancy says enrollment is on the rise. Clancy started Greenhouse Montessori School back …

July 21, 2014

Desert Garden school revamps curriculum
Ahwatukee Foothills News
To further student innovation, Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee will be adding to its music program and launching its multimedia classes for the …

Tomorrow’s Promise is hoping to have a minimum of eight students join their middle school
Huntsville Item
HUNTSVILLE — Tomorrow’s Promise, a Montessori school in Huntsville, is looking to expand by adding a middle school program for the upcoming …

New school district administrators bring variety of backgrounds
Herald & Review
She will oversee elementary schools and the two Montessori programs, while Murrell will handle secondary schools. Williams has previously been a …

Annual Alaskana garage sale just around the corner
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks Montessori Association will host its annual Gourmet Wine and Beer Tasting Cruise from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday on the Riverboat Discovery.

July 20, 2014

Shining Stars Montessori scrambling to find new home after charter’s building deal fails
Washington Post
But Vota and other parents at Shining Stars Montessori Academy recently learned that the school’s building deal fell through when the owner accepted …

Montessori hosts open house
Butler Eagle (subscription)
Butler Montessori School, 230 E. Jefferson St., will have an open house with student registration for the 2014-15 school year from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Right Preschool For your Child
Oye! Times
Quiet commonly known to us, a Montessori focuses on permitting kids to be trained through play at their own speed. The Montessori program …

July 19, 2014

Montessori parents showcase skills to help children learn
Dearborn Press and Guide
Dr. Heather Cadena, a volunteer parent at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center, helps Chris Cadena, Lamont Solomon, and Laura Kobel make …

Child daycare chain will build new center in Strongsville
Sun News
Child daycare chain will build new center in Strongsville. AllAroundChildren.jpeg. All Around Children Montessori & Childcare will look something like …

A Land Where Kids Roam Free
KQED (blog)
In a Montessori program, we teach children how to do all kinds of “dangerous” things capably and without injury. We teach preschoolers how to cut …

July 18, 2014

Clark Montessori adds new hoops, soccer coaches
According to Athletic Director Aaron Zupka, Lauren Gentene takes over the Clark Montessori Lady Cougars basketball program. She is an alumnus of …

Paradise Valley Montessori teachers dive for success
This month six teachers and administrators from Montessori Academy jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in an effort to learn new views of …

Parents push for intermediate Montessori in Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa Now
Nearly three years after opening with 63 students in the fall of 2011, Wauwatosa Montessori School is expecting to serve more than double that …

Staff and pupils are ‘elated’ at Ofsted inspector’s ‘Good’ ruling on Lincolnshire’s only Montessori
Grimsby Telegraph
‘EXCEPTIONAL social development’ and solid teaching helped Lincolnshire’s only Montessori school earn a good report from Ofsted inspectors.

Does Univeralism Create a World Without Consequences?
Patheos (blog)
Forgive me for jumping on my hobby horses all the time, but one key component of Montessori education is that children must use breakable objects.

July 17, 2014

Montessori preschool program coming to Bay City this fall
The Bay City Times
BAY CITY, MI — The operator of a Montessori school in Midland is hoping to tap into the Bay City market this school year with a five-day-per-week …

Jacobus Montessori school co-owner found dead in home was passionate about protecting kids
York Dispatch
The co-owner of TLC Montessori school in Jacobus — found dead in her home Wednesday morning, along with her teenage son — was passionate …

Parents push for intermediate Montessori in Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa Now
Montessori Principal Bill Anderson proposed the expansion, which would take effect for the 2015-16 school year, at a school board meeting Monday, …

The Renaissance International School, a Montessori School in Oakland, California Announces
OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Renaissance International School, an independent Montessori school in Oakland, California for …

Montessori expands to include middle schoolers
Lake Placid Montessori Academy will add grades six to eight to offer parents another option for the coming school year. Currently, the academy …

Kingswood Elementary in Cary sees higher-than-expected number of applicants for magnet program
Cary News
A mural commemorating the Montessori theme of nature is being painted in the Kingswood Elementary School hallway. TAYLOR WANBAUGH …

‘Majority’ of preschools in Kathmandu not registered
E Kantipur
KATHMANDU, JUL 17 – While the internationally acclaimed Montessori education system has thrived in Kathmandu with Montessori schools …

VW Expansion Brings Interest In German Language
WDEF News 12
EAST TN, (WDEF)-Kinder Montessori in Cleveland which have been teaching German language classes for more than 6 years. Brigitta Hoeferle …

School board acknowledges receipt of charter school application
Mountain Mail Newspaper
Salida school board members unanimously agreed Tuesday to acknowledge receipt of the application for the proposed Salida Montessori Charter …

July 16, 20154

Confusion lingers after closing of Inn Street Montessori
The Daily News of Newburyport
NEWBURYPORT — In a move that surprised many in the city, the Inn Street Montessori School closed its doors for good following the last day of …

Pine Street School to Open Fall 2014 in the Financial District
Pine Street School is the second school in the Green Ivy network, following Battery Park Montessori, a preschool that opened in Battery Park City in …

Campaigners hope its third time lucky in bid to open free school
The Argus
Campaigners for the first Government-funded Montessori Free School in … Cath Oddhayward, from the Montessori Free School team, said: “We are …

Braintree boy, 8, remembered as ‘a wonderful kid’
Taunton Daily Gazette
Joshua’s parents, two sisters, friends and classmates and staff from the Meeting House Montessori School gathered Sunday for a “celebration of life” …

School board meets today at Kesner
Mountain Mail Newspaper
The Salida school board will acknowledge its receipt of the application for the proposed Montessori charter school during its meeting at 6 p.m. today in …

July 15, 2014

Two early childhood Montessori Schools team up for fall opening
Lillie News
Janice LaFloe, founder of a new American Indian Montessori school looking to start this fall on the East Side, stands with her assistant teacher Annette …

Registration opens for Northminister Montessori: Pearl River Town Talk
The Times-Picayune
Northminster Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten, 63140 N. Military Road, is now accepting registrations for children ages 2 to kindergarten for the …

Appleton schools end United Public Montessori contract
Appleton Post Crescent
APPLETON – The Appleton Area School District Board of Education terminated a contract with one of its charter schools for the first time Monday.

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awards 51 scholarships
Evening News and Tribune
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Fifty-one new scholarship recipients from New Albany, Floyd Central, Providence and Community Montessori high schools …

MacArthur student gets head start on teaching career
Herald & Review
DECATUR – Myah White knew when she was in middle school that she wanted to be a teacher. While a student at Garfield Montessori School, she …

July 14, 2014

Montessori school to add ninth-grade this year
Odessa American
Steve Hardy, Montessori Master School of Odessa high school teacher (left), Randy McGuire, Montessori Mastery School of Odessa director (center), …

Triangle figure skaters look forward to meeting champions
News & Observer
From the Triangle Figure Skating Club Lillie Ammons, Raleigh, Montessori School of Raleigh; Kendall Briggs-Sterling, Cary, Montessori Academy; …

July 13, 2014

Donation to Kyrene school community foundation
Ahwatukee Foothills News
A Step Ahead Preschool and Montessori preschool/prekindergarten students, ( 3-5 years of age), donated over hundred items to the Keller Williams …

AMCC: Workshop & Open House – “Motivating Your Child”
The Charlottesville Newsplex
Also this will give you the opportunity to see the newest Montessori space in Albemarle County! Executive Director Fred Catlin and Lead Guide Kelly …

School repairs: Grand Rapids has $3.5 million in upgrades underway
The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com
There is $103,000 in masonry work being done at Grand Rapids Montessori, which is on Central’s campus. The district is also spending nearly …