Montessori News from Around the World

September 30, 2014

Millcreek district again rejects Montessori charter’s wish to buy building
The tense battle between Montessori Regional Charter School and the Millcreek Township School District over the sale of the closed Ridgefield …

Milwaukee Montessori accused of discriminating against disabled student
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Montessori School violated federal discrimination law when it disenrolled a student with disabilities, according the U.S. Department of …

Dearborn Heights Montessori Center hosts free parenting workshop
Dearborn Press and Guide
Parent Talk facilitators Heidi Gauger (left), and Sue Fitzpatrick of Dearborn Heights Montessori Center display materials that will be used during the …

Spanish immersion Montessori preschool to open in Belmont
Wicked Local Belmont
Boston’s first and only Spanish immersion Montessori preschool will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Montessori Escuela, 34 Ridge Road, …

Open House Week at Country Meadows Montessori School
Chicago Tribune
Country Meadows Montessori School currently has limited openings available for children aged 15 months through 4 years old. Visit during the open …

Montessori founder leaves her mark
In 1963, she and husband Frank built the first room of what was to become The Montessori School in Kingsley, adding more rooms and levels as …

Springfest 2014. Montessori International College
My Sunshine Coast (press release)
Springfest 2014 is a celebration of spring, our school (Montessori International College) and community, and of course this year we celebrate our …

Inspired by interest in Montessori
Mountain Mail Newspaper
I got to attend one of the Salida Montessori Charter School proposal meetings at Longfellow Elementary School. It was inspiring to see so many …

Teachers collaborate on Eureka Math methods
Alexandria Town Talk
… presentations on Module 2 at Peabody Montessori Elementary School. … Karen Berlin, fifth-grade math and science teacher at Peabody Montessori.

September 29, 2014

Parenting: Bedroom can be launching pad to development
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Inspired by renowned Italian educator and physician Dr. Maria Montessori, this bedroom design assumes that children are their own best teachers and …

Tree planted in honor of Nancy and Preston Hardy
York Daily Record/Sunday News
From left to right: TLC Montessori School students Brody Saenz, Adrian Bruce and Brennan Carney pull on a rope to help bring a Scarlet Oak tree into …

September 28, 2014

Student Spotlight: Lance Webster, 9-year-old at Boulder’s Mountain Shadows Montessori School
Boulder Daily Camera
Last year, Lance Webster listened to a book on tape called “Lone Survivor,” the story of Operation Red Wings, the failed counter-insurgent mission in …

September 27, 2014

Fraser Woods Montessori School Blazing Trails For Learning
The Newtown Bee
Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods, right, sat with Ryan Knaggs, a school parent, in the “Rectangle Classroom” he …

Newton Montessori School celebrates Peace Day
Wicked Local Newton
Recently, the Newton Montessori School community came together to celebrate International Peace Day. All students gathered on the lawn to reflect …

Montessori Garden School and the Child with Special Needs
Miami’s Community Newspapers
Montessori Garden School As a special education teacher for over 20 years, I realize that all children can learn no matter what their special needs may …

Mountaineer Montessori School
State Journal
He brings five years of experience at Montessori schools in Memphis, … He also holds Association Montessori Internationale certification in 6-12 …

September 26, 2014

Two private schools in Pahoa close because of lava
West Hawaii Today
From left, Elizabeth Jenkins, 5, and Malu Rubin-Lee, 5, play together on their last day of school at Montessori Country School Tuesday afternoon in …

Aren’t Montessori children exposed to information overload?
The Island.lk (subscription)
The Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre (St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo 7) – the only Association Montessori Internationale accredited …

Joining The International Day Of Peace
The Newtown Bee
Fraser Woods Montessori School students Madison Kistner, right, and Kirtana Kunzweiler held one of the flags displayed for the school’s celebration of …

Teachers ask to renegotiate class sizes, salaries at Lagunitas
The Point Reyes Light
Montessori parent Jodi Newdelman said she was vexed that the restructuring of classes caused by the influx of students from the former Waldorf …

Montessorium joins Zynga accelerator for educational games
Silicon Prairie News
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Montessorium, an educational game app that uses the principles of Montessori teaching, has been around for more than four …

September 25, 2014

Wheaton Montessori school plans expansion
Chicago Tribune
A private Montessori school in Wheaton’s far northwest corner that recently broadened its educational programs to the junior high school level is …

Montessori Hosts Ghoulin Rouge Haunted Prom, Oct. 24
Maui Now
If you’re 21 and over, and want to visit the ghost of prom past, the Ghoulin Rouge: Haunted Prom pre-Halloween fundraiser has a tiara and corsage …

Cupertino’s Villa Montessori School to celebrate 50th anniversary
San Jose Mercury News
Villa Montessori School in Cupertino is having a party Oct. 4 that has been 50 years in the making. The little school for pre-schoolers and …

With kids off at school, how I answer “So what do you do all day?”
Washington Post
On the first day of school, I drove my three boys to their Montessori school and stepped out into the foggy morning air. They lined up along the fence …

Physical Education Just Got Much Cooler at this Highland Heights School
The River City News
Cornerstone Montessori has partnered with Circus Mojo to provide their K-6th grade students with circus arts training and fitness for their weekly PE …

In global harmony
Andover Townsman
Andover School of Montessori joined with people around the world in … The students at Andover School of Montessori marked the occasion two days …

September 24, 2014

Did any Lakewood or Stonewall students transfer to Mata Montessori?
Advocate Media
Dallas ISD had several reasons for converting Eduardo Mata Elementary into a Montessori school this fall; among them were a move toward its …

Newburyport Montessori School still going strong
The Daily News of Newburyport
It has come to our attention that there is still some confusion about the relationship of the Newburyport Montessori School and Inn Street Montessori, …

Montessori Students Hold 6th Annual Peace Day Celebration
Dearborn Free Press
Dearborn Heights, MI – Peace is an integral part of the Montessori philosophy and the curriculum at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center (DHMC).

Extra, extra: Public says no to River Falls Academy sale
River Falls Journal
Montessori school parents have strenuously opposed a development for apartments that would be right next to their school for elementary-age …

Elizabeth “Betsey” Gage Davis Trombly
Valley News
Montessori School, the Lawrenceville (N.J.) Montessori School and the Blue Hills (N.J.) Montessori School. From 1979 through 1998 she worked at …

Youngster donates toys to hospice
Auckland stuff.co.nz
GOOD SPORT: Kate Jamie Barrington, 4, gives away lots of her toys for the Montessori Herne Bay’s annual Toy Drive to raise funds for the East Bays …

September 23, 2014

Pines Montessori celebrates Peace Day
The Tribune
Pines Montessori School celebrated International Peace Day on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Each class displayed their own examples of peace outside of …

Volunteers Needed for 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
ARL now
Come volunteer with Friends of Montessori Education (aka FOME), a 501c3 non- profit, (EIN 20-8215240). Our goal is to raise funds in order to provide …

September 22, 2014

Pearl Gallery Opens Doors to Debut New Abstract Artwork by Albert Yowshein Kuo
space in the Montessori Training Center St. Louis and Lab School, located in the Grand Center gallery. district of St. Louis, MO. Kuo’s latest body of …

Johannah K. Hall: Community approach
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Last spring, Mountain Montessori Charter School was established. Still in its toddler stages, it soon will grow into a full-blown working plan, and like …

The big picture: Art on location
Nursery World (subscription)
The mural is designed to reflect the nursery’s Montessori approach combined with its rural setting, and its location on the edge of the nursery car park …

September 21, 2014

Millcreek district, Montessori at odds over Ridgefield
“This is a win-win for Millcreek,” Montessori Chief Executive Anthony Pirrello said. “They have a building that is in good shape, is very usable, and it’s …

Classroom talk: Education expert coming to Woodland Hill Montessori
The Saratogian
Dr. Steven Hughes, a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of the Center for Research on Developmental Education in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will …

Fort Smith Schoolchildren Learn To Help Others
Times Record\
Rachel Rodemann • Times Record Montessori School of Fort Smith students, Mason Adams, from left, Juile Hayes, Jacobi Dyer and Ginny Ziegler, …

September 20, 2014

Huntsville Montessori School students celebrate ‘Pinwheels for Peace’
Friday the Montessori School of Huntsville took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with …

Give peace a chance: Montessori students and staff march to the White Street Pier
KeysNews.com (registration)
Give peace a chance: Montessori students and staff march to the White … “The Peace March has been a Key West Montessori tradition since at least …

St. Augustine Public Montessori students march for peace
St. Augustine Record
St. Augustine Public Montessori students march with their families for peace Friday. The school was observing the International Day of Peace.

Clark football out to put the hammer down
Taking from that, Clark Montessori and Gamble Montessori have developed the “Sledgehammer of Service” with a trophy up for grabs and community …

Lifelong friends Brad Kaaya, Terrell Newby to clash for first time when Miami visits Nebraska
Sun Sentinel
As pre-schoolers at a Los Angeles Montessori, Kaaya and Newby first connected on the playground. Their parents hit it off too, and two lives and …

September 19, 2014

Tom Zengeler named resident of board of directors for Montessori School of Lake Forest
Lake Forester
Tom Zengeler, President of Zengeler Cleaners, was reelected President of the board of directors for Montessori School of Lake Forest (MSLF).

Yonkers Montessori and Saunders to meet in Yonkers championship
The Journal News / Lohud.com
But the day didn’t lack significance, especially for the three-year-old Yonkers Montessori team, which qualified for its first-ever Yonkers City …

Charter application group answers questions
Mountain Mail Newspaper
With a decision on the Salida Montessori charter school drawing closer, members of the charter application group gave an update on the process and …

September 18, 2014

Montessori Parents Rally for Mom of Wilco Boys’ Alumni, Pre-K with Cancer
NOBLE SQUARE — Though the two sons of Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy and his wife have graduated from a private Noble Square Montessori school, …

Pittsburgh’s Action Weather School Visit: Montessori Centre Academy
WTAE Pittsburgh

Chemung Montessori School to hold parent education series Sept. 24, Oct. 1
Corning Leader
The Chemung Montessori School, 23 Winters Road, Elmira, will hold a … These evenings offer an opportunity to experience Montessori language and …

Montessori Environments for Dementia International Conference 2014
Australian Ageing Agenda
The International Montessori Environments for Dementia Conference will bring together some of the international leaders in the field, covering some …

Major iOS 8 update on Montessori Geometry – A fun 3D shape sorter
prMac (press release)
[prMac.com] Paris, France – Trois Elles, an independent educational app developer, has announced the release of Montessori Geometry 2.3, a major …

Ré-enchanter l’école : la pédagogie Montessori en Tunisie
Ainsi, dans les écoles Montessori l’organisation spatio-temporelle s’adapte au rythme et aux besoins de chacun. L’enseignant ne donne pas de cours …

September 17, 2014

Comedy capers at Montessori school musical
August Margaret River Mail
Around the world: Remy Castan pretends to be chased by his fellow Montessori students as they prepare to rehearse for the school musical.

Montessori launches new introductory online courses
Nursery World (subscription)
The introductory courses, which have been developed in response to demand from the sector, will be available from October through Montessori …

Yass Montessori Pre-school is behind Celtic markets
Yass Tribune
Yass Montessori Pre-school will be behind the Celtic Markets for the Turning Wave Festival this year once again, as part of their fundraising program.

September 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 …

September 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 …

September 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 …

September 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 …

September 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 …

September 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 …

September 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.

September 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.