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April 23, 2014

Fort Collins Montessori has more time to find home
The Coloradoan
Despite several hiccups during the hunt for a facility and challenges ahead, Fort Collins Montessori School still has the opportunity to open its doors in …

Montessori Students Pay It Forward by Donating Books to School in Costa Rica
Noozhawk
Montessori Center School fourth-graders prepare to send a copy of the book Vuela, Vuela Mariposa (Fly, Fly Butterfly) to Escuela Catie, an elementary …

Urban Garden Montessori School to Begin Classes in August in Kress Building
Arkansas Business Online
Organizers behind the Urban Garden Montessori School said Tuesday that it will begin classes in August in temporary space on the first floor of the …

Prospect of a Mata Montessori draws families, questions
Advocate Media
The goal is for Mata to become Dallas ISD’s first “school of choice” Montessori that would be more of a neighborhood school than a magnet school for …

City Council hears Dixie Montessori pros and cons
St. George Daily Spectrum
Construction equipment sits idle at mid-afternoon on Friday, April 11, 2014 while a sign with a rendering of the planned Dixie Montessori Academy …

Competition from public schools could force EC Montessori to close, administrators say
The State
E.C. Montessori’s board of directors recently announced to parents and staff members that the school on Lady’s Island could close if enrollment …

April 22, 2014

Soldotna Montessori students take part in Model UN
Kenai Peninsula Online
Photo courtesy of John DeVolld Soldotna Montessori Charter School sixth grader Shannon McClure works with students from other countries at the …

Hilltop Montessori Head of School kisses for charity
Shelby County Reporter
MT LAUREL – Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” and a small group of students at Hilltop Montessori have taken …

National Association of Professional Women Announces Pauline Zweers Asche, Director at Villa
DigitalJournal.com
NAPW honors Pauline Zweers Asche, Director at Villa Montessori as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized with this …

E-DEMOCRACY | Minneapolis Public schools, attendance boundaries, and civil rights
Twin Cities Daily Planet
An interesting illustration of what happens when you convert elementary and middle schools to K-8: Seward Montessori School. It was changed from …

What kids need to know about Earth Day
Pensacola News Journal
Lauren Southern-Godwin, public relations coordinator at the Montessori School of Pensacola, said the values a child learns from recycling, gardening …

April 21, 2014

Montessori students distributing ‘birthday gift bags’
The Courier-Journal
Montessori School of Louisville student Rebekah Buse admits she sometimes gets nervous when making phone calls. But she’s getting used to dialing …

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Friendship Montessori School to hold open house
My Eastern Shore
WORTON — Many years ago, Washington College was referred to as the “best kept secret on the Eastern Shore.” Today, Friendship Montessori …

Santa Barbara Montessori School Brings ’20s Roaring to Life with Great Gatsby-Themed Auction
Noozhawk
Santa Barbara Montessori School head of school and co-founder Jim Fitzpatrick is flanked by event chairwoman Caroline Powers, left, and online …

Young diplomats
Kenai Peninsula Online
Sixteen Soldotna Montessori Charter School fifth and sixth graders recently traveled to the Montessori Model United Nations conference for upper …

April 20, 2014

Lakeside Montessori Academy collects socks for shelters
Star Local Media
Lakeside Montessori Academy students Kylie Richeson, Rachel McNamee, Brody Ensweller, Cole Richeson and Brett Ensweller celebrate the …

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Montessori School Dinner Project!
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
Join the Montessori School of Maui for an intimate dinner created by Chef Isaac Bancaco of Andaz Maui, on the lanai adjacent to the beautiful Garden …

Open House at Saint Dominic’s Academy
Wayne Independent
St. Dominic’s Academy in Honesdale, a Montessori Children’s House, is hosting an open house for interested parents Thursday April 24, 2014 from 6 …

April 19, 2014

Montessori School to host open house
Pensacola News Journal
Montessori School of Pensacola will be hosting an open house at 9 a.m Tuesday at the school, 4100 Montessori Drive. Attendees will learn about the …

Dancing Moose Montessori School becomes Five-Time Winner of Utah’s Best of State Award for
PR Newswire (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Dancing Moose Montessori School, a Salt Lake City-based private school serving …

Poet participates in experimental writing project
Kansas City Star
Adams, a 26-year-old pre-school teacher at Fairbanks Montessori School, is one of 78 poets from seven countries participating in a unique poetry …

School seeks to win playground makeover
Prince George Citizen
Parents are hoping that a contest may be their ticket to moving the playground from Highglen Montessori grounds to their new home of Gladstone …

Hammond area voters face school tax on May 3 ballot
The Advocate
School Board Vice Chairman Brett Duncan said the programs at issue — International Baccalaureate, Montessori and various magnet and …

April 18, 2013

Healing Waters Montessori crawling with ‘Hug-A-Bugs’
The Times-Picayune
Healing Waters Montessori School is tucked neatly into 71642 Keller St., where Suzanne Burns, Directress, started the school in 1996 from her living …

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Islands’ Sounder
The Orcas Montessori School will host their Annual Spring Auction and Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The event will take place at …

Trinity Montessori School
Arkansas City Traveler
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Boothbay Region YMCA: Upcoming events
Wiscasset Newspaper
On Tuesday, April 29, the Harbor Montessori School at the Y is hosting a Meet & Greet with Alexandra Pinkham, Head Montessori Teacher and …

Recycling supports good causes
Alpine Avalanche
The Alpine Montessori School and Brewster County Twin Peaks 4-H Club are collecting items and sending them to TerraCycle to be repurposed into …

Duluth Olympian Visits Old Elementary School
Northland’s NewsCenter
Ringsred spoke to students at the Montessori School of Duluth for about an hour on Thursday morning, teaching them the basics of figure skating …

Red Cottage plans fundraiser
Republican Eagle
Red Cottage Montessori will hold its fourth annual silent auction fundraiser 7 to 9 p.m. Friday April 25 at 1617 Hay Creek Valley Road. Advertisement.

April 17, 2014

Nardin Montessori: A different kind of structure
Buffalo Rising
Though most people are aware of Nardin Academy High School, the Cleveland Avenue all girls, independent Catholic school, many don’t realize that …

Montessori Play Is A Galactic Performance!
Hartford Courant
The Elementary and Primary Students of the Montessori School of Greater Hartford put on a show of galactic proportion during their Martianssori Play …

Flowersorri: Sensorial, Montessori-inspired ergonomic furniture for kids (Video)
Treehugger
Alternatives to conventional schooling like Waldorf and Montessori schools often focus on educating the whole child, allowing the child’s innate …

Teacher Spotlight: Jennifer Rogers of Countryside Montessori School
Northbrook Star
Each week, the Northbrook Star will be featuring a teacher from the faculty of Northbrook’s Countryside Montessori School. This week’s spotlight is on …

New athletic field and track dedicated; ‘Ugly Duckling’ cast to perform in Scotland
Anderson Independent Mail
Approximately a year and a half ago a group of Montessori parents recognized the need for a new athletic field for Montessori’s many burgeoning …

Cha-Ching signs partnership agreements with three schools
GMA News
From left: Good Shepherd Montessori School Director for Administration and Finance Reynaldo Chua, Jr., President Ma. Lourdes Chua, Pru Life UK …

NSF direct its units to verify private schools
MorungExpress
This was initiated after the discovery that Blooming Bud Montessori School, Dimapur had upgraded the school till class X without permission from the …

April 16, 2014

Bauso: Using technology in the Montessori classroom
Auburn Citizen
All that is needed is to remove the obstacles. And this should be the basis of, and point of departure for, all future education.” — Maria Montessori, “The …

Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction on April 25
KARE
Little Voyageurs’ Montessori School hosts their 7th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 25th at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church …

Examine trees now for winter damage
Herald & Review
“A farmer’s work is never done,”Garfield Montessori School Principal Mary Anderson said during recent session to teach students how to prune fruit …

First b’day and ready for school
Calcutta Telegraph
Some of Calcutta’s established Montessori institutions have lowered their admission age and reinvented themselves as playhouses to retain their …

Storm cleanup continues at Manitowoc County school
Fox11online.com
The school shares a building with the Northeast Wisconsin Montessori Charter School. “The canopy got ripped up and people in Cleveland, great …

Another school planned for Oahu’s growing ‘Third City’ of Kakaako
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)
A group of families from an existing Hawaii Montessori school is looking to open a location in Kakaako, which will be private the first year then public …

Two week rebuild expected for storm damaged Cleveland Elementary school
WTAQ
In the meantime, pre-kindergarten and Montessori students have been moved to the gym of the Cleveland Elementary School — which continues to …

April 15, 2014

Chiaravalle Montessori School project moves forward
Evanston Review
Evanston-based Chiaravalle Montessori School has won permission to use a portion of Currey Park to locate mobile classrooms during 10-month …

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, April 14
Steamboat Pilot & Today
A group of parents is in the initial stages of establishing Steamboat’s first Montessori charter school after the public-school program was closed fully …

Enrollment down, diversity, poverty up at local schools
Battle Creek Enquirer
Also notable in the data: The Battle Creek Montessori Academy charter school opened with 130 students this school year. More than 55 percent of …

Will DISD trustees block Mata from becoming a Montesssori?
Advocate Media
The April agenda states that the board is voting not on the Montessori program itself but on “grade configuration changes.” Since it opened in 1997, …

April 14, 2014

Montessori charter school eyes 2015-16 implementation
Steamboat Pilot & Today
The summer before the 2013-14 school year, the district closed its Montessori program in first- through third-grade classrooms, just a year after it …

On the hunt for Easter eggs
Montana Standard
Pate Cahoon, 6, reaches for a candy-filled plastic egg at the Spring Fling Carnival, Egg Hunt and Fun Run at the Silver Bow Montessori school …

April 13, 2014

Montessori students enjoy theater ensemble show
Go Lackawanna
The Wyoming Valley Montessori School recently welcomed the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble (BTE) for a presentation of ‘The Amazing Mr.

School highlight: Inspire Kids Montessori
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Tucked away in the corner of The Plaza at Mountainside in Ahwatukee, Inspire Kids Montessori has been teaching its students through Montessori …

Planning grant approved for Montessori School
La Crosse Tribune
The Tomah School Board approved a planning grant to pursue a Montessori School during a special meeting April 7. The $150,000 grant, funded by …

Flap over Washington City charter school could lead to constitutional challenge
St. George Daily Spectrum
Dixie Montessori’s backers note state law allows charter schools to locate anywhere regardless of local zoning restrictions, and the decision by the …

Art In The Woods
GoErie.com
The 6th annual Art in the Woods will take place Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. in the Stone Church Gallery at Montessori In The Woods!

Green awards up for grabs in 2014 event
Horncastle News
Last year saw The Eco-Friendlies from Lincolnshire Montessori in Caistor win the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award. The five children of the …

Talent recognition ceremony held at SLS
The News International
SLS Montessori and High School, Senior Branch, Satellite Town, held a ceremony to recognise their talented students who participated in IQ test, …

April 12, 2014

Dekker: Montessori students search for spring, and more
SouthtownStar
The students of Hope Montessori School in Tinley Park are celebrating the arrival of spring through an exhibit of their artwork through April 25 at the …

Celebrating longevity: Desert Garden Montessori hits 15-year stride
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary and invited its families to celebrate the successes of the school.

Virginia Shuman Young celebrates 20 years of Montessori education
Sun-Sentinel
Dominic Obraitis puts an envelope in the “time capsule” during Virginia Shuman Young’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Diane Roberto helps to broaden our town’s Horizons: My Cleveland
The Plain Dealer
From her wheelchair, Diane Roberto has led Horizon Montessori School in Cleveland … But a Montessori speaker said, “Don’t discount Cleveland.

Bulletin Board: April 12, 2014
Charleston Gazette
Charleston Montessori School will sponsor the next Life’s a Hike community hike at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the Alice Knight Trail at Coonskin Park.

Buffalo Public School students encouraged to take on a reading challenge
WBFO
“To have some enjoyment and also keep their skills ready for September when the come back,” said Bennett Park Montessori Principal Pauletta Stines …

PUBLIC NOTICE
Mountain Mail Newspaper
… Colorado on the application submitted by Lorri Lau, Montessori School, Inc. for a second primary structure on the site and to expand the enrollment …

HISD board looking for way to increase school budgets
Your Houston News
“Tonight’s vote will allow us to continue the work we are doing to ensure that Blackshear is a Montessori-friendly facility that is ready for students in the …

April 11, 2014

Montessori closes due to water main break
Dayton Daily News
A water main break has forced the closure Friday of the Creative World of Montessori and Inspire Center for Learning. Pat Mikos, vice president of …

Registration deadline nears for Montessori Mudstacle
Hickory Daily Record
The Mudstacle, a fun family event for all ages, will take place on Saturday, May 3, at Montessori at Sandy Ford in Catawba County. The 5K adventure …

Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre Receives Funding for Alzheimer’s Sufferers to
DigitalJournal.com
Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre receives funding for Alzheimer’s sufferers to attend an appropriate day centre. With the rise in …

Lake Air 7th-grader advances to state PTA Reflections
Waco Tribune-Herald
Daria Moore, a seventh-grade student at Lake Air Montessori Magnet School, produced a photography collage that has advanced to the state-level …

New projects slated for Northampton’s Village Hill
MassLive.com
Another 4.7 acres is committed to the Montessori School of Northampton, which plans to move from its Bates Street location and build a new facility …

Grand Rapids students to unveil Grand River inspired art exhibition
The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com
Photo of Grand Rapids Montessori students (From left) Aiden Smith, Alex Mcdonald, Ella Morton, and Isobel Vankuiken take a look at a computer …

HISD moves forward with plans to close Dodson
Chron.com
Earlier this year, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier recommended closing five small schools, including Dodson, a Montessori magnet school …

8130 Apply For 2394 “Choice” School Seats
New Haven Independent
In addition to some neighborhood schools, the lottery included 24 magnet schools, six charter schools, plus Elm City Montessori, which is a combined …

April 10, 2014

Mata Montessori next fall: Another choice for East Dallas parents?
Advocate Media
Unlike Dealey and Stone, a Mata Montessori would not have an interview process. It would have 64 spots for each grade, and if more families than …

Village Hill Northampton in line for 73 more homes, new building for Montessori School
GazetteNET
Swift said the Montessori School, despite its great location off Interstate 91, is “bursting at the seams.” The school’s board of directors plans to design a …

Students at Alexandria school ‘buzzing’ with excitement over state tests
Alexandria Town Talk
Rosenthal Montessori Elementary School students are greeted as they arrive for school Wednesday by Principal Debbie Miller (right) who was …

Golf scrambles, bike race seek pariticipants
STLtoday.com
The Metro East Montessori School will hold a Benefit Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Oakbrook Golf Course in Edwardsville. Lunch and …

School promises to raise money for Pichkari
Bangalore Mirror
… balloons exploded outside Incarnations Montessori in Jayanagar 8th block, the owners of the playschool have come forward saying they are willing …

April 9, 2014

Residents picket Montessori School planning new site
Chicago Daily Herald
Residents of an unincorporated neighborhood between Hoffman Estates, Inverness and South Barrington picketed outside Montessori School of North …

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Rochester Montessori Students In New York for Mock United Nations
KAALtv.com
They’re heading to the Montessori model United Nations in New York City. Basically, each school represents a country and comes up with resolutions …

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SouthwestMontanaSnapshots
Montana Standard
Announcements. The Silver Bow Montessori Spring Fling Fun Run will be on Saturday at the Montessori school, located at 1800 Sunset Rd.

Bulletin board: April 9, 2014
Charleston Gazette
Charleston Montessori School will sponsor a hike at 12:30 p.m. today for a hike from the school, 805 Price St., to Magic Island with a stop by the …

April 8, 2014

Harbor Montessori School at the Y begins September 2
Boothbay Register
It’s official! The Montessori school at the Boothbay Region YMCA has a name, date of opening and two Montessori teachers to join our team of …

Kids rock out at Montessori fundraiser
Helena Independent Record
The Central-Linc parents band — the Seismic Retrofits — as well as the Milltown Ramblers and a group of Montessori students also performed.

Lenox: Montessori School offers school tours
Berkshire Eagle
The Montessori School of the Berkshires at 21 Patterson Road, Lenox Dale, has announced school tour days for Wednesday, April 9, and Tuesday, …

Millcreek board delays Montessori vote
GoErie.com
Parents of students enrolled in Millcreek Township School District’s Montessori classrooms will have to wait for a decision on the fate of the program.

SOUTH SHORE ENTREPRENEUR: Paula Doyle
Wicked Local Duxbury
She quit her teacher assistant position at Duxbury’s Bay Farm Montessori School, purchased a 1940s Cape Cod-style home on 2 acres along …

Brownsville, TX Brownsville Montessori Academy
Brownsville Herald
Having a student-teacher ratio of less than 10 students per teacher, and adopting the philosophical foundation of the Montessori approach, …

Wake Forest Montessori to Celebrate Its 7th Anniversary With an Ice Cream Party and Open House
PR Web (press release)
The Wake Forest Montessori preschool is celebrating its 7th year in business with an ice cream social at the preschool. In recognition of 7 years and …

School cricket tournament
Assam Tribune
GUWAHATI, April 7 – St Joseph School and Happy Montessori won their respective matches today in the U-15 Inter School Cricket Tournament …

Yonkers Students Create A Living Museum
The Daily Voice
Students at Yonkers’ Montessori School 27 are bringing history to life. Photo Credit: Courtesy Yonkers Public Schools …

April 7, 2014

Science Fair Day at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School
Loveland Magazine
The fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School recently held a Science Fair. Students spent over two moths …

Press Preps Highlights for The Eastern Hills Journal
Cincinnati.com
Joe Gallagher, a senior soccer player for Clark Montessori, has committed to play at DePauw University. (Photo: Thanks to Aaron Zupka ).

Track preview: Eastern Cincinnati high schools start season
Cincinnati.com
Clark Montessori will participate in the Woodward Invitational April 19. Mariemont. • Head coach Jeff Timmers has 28 boys on the roster, including five …

A Playroom Where Kids Can Learn AND Have Fun at the Same Time!
The Stir
This particular playroom has an educational twist with a Montessori-style setup, and I have to admit, it’s appealing. I’ve always been a fan of the tactile …

April 6, 2014

Reopening of nursery a great success
Braintree and Witham Times
Butterfly Montessori Nursery, Colchester Road, formerly called Puddleducks, held the event to celebrate its revamp and reopening, as it is now under …

Footsteps to have movie night
Reporter-Times
Footsteps Montessori School, 590 E Morgan St, Martinsville, will be having a movie night fundraiser at 6:35 p.m. April 15 at Showtime Cinemas, 300 …