Montessori News from Around the World

December 4, 2014

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High location approved
North Denver Tribune
The Denver Public School Board passed a unanimous vote on November 20 placing Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School at the former site …

amasa stone house to be reborn as stonebrook montessori
Renovations on the 40,000-square-foot structure in the historic East Boulevard neighborhood began in summer 2014 after Montessori Development …

December 3, 2014

RPS Kindergarten & Montessori Pre-K Enrollment Underway
Incoming kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Montessori pre-kindergarten students must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

Drachman Montessori takes part in Chicken Coop Tour
Arizona Daily Star (blog)
Drachman Montessori Magnet School will be a featured stop on this year’s Food Conspiracy Co-op’s seventh annual Chicken Coop Tour.

Eye Check up at Abacus International Montessori School
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Students of Abacus International Montessori School, Tirupur, attended an awareness programme on the importance of sight, held recently …

Tuesday rain storm causes some flooding in Merced
Merced Sun-Star
Alexander Street Montessori School students float gutter boats made from foam swimming noodles along East Alexander Avenue in Merced, Calif., …

Should Virginia Shuman Young, Nova Middle be neighborhood schools?
Sun Sentinel
“The Montessori curriculum is a specific learning style that is not the right choice for every child,” said Kristi Macy. “Not every child will benefit from a …

December 2, 2014

Glimpses of annual Gardening Dinner benefiting Hilltop Montessori School
Hilltop Montessori School in the Town of Mt Laurel hosted its annual gardening “farm-to-table” dinner at the Stone’s Throw in Mt Laurel. Guests …

Parents love Ancaster Montessori School
Hamilton Spectator
A Montessori education gives your child a first-rate education in a caring, supportive environment. Ancaster Montessori School is a family-owned and …

Hybrid Montessori model on tap for Frayser school
Chalkbeat Colorado
Students at Evergreen Montessori School work on a lesson together. … Nardo’s Libertas School of Memphis will become the first Montessori charter …

Bluffview Montessori Explorers of the Week
Winona Daily News
River Leddy is a seventh-grade student in the Erdkinder, or middle school, program at Bluffview Montessori. His parents are Indira Icon and Scott …

December 1, 2014

Cellist-pianist duo bring benefit concert for Montessori playground fund
St George News
ST. GEORGE – A benefit for the newly opened Dixie Montessori Academy will be played by renowned American cellist Daniel Gaisford and his wife, …

Friends Join CREC Montessori Magnet School Students In The Classroom
Hartford Courant
On Nov. 6, the CREC Montessori Magnet School held Bring a Friend to School Night. The event allowed families to work with Montessori materials to gain a …

Hot lunch day at Rising Sun Community School in Floyd
Southwest Virginia Today
At a recent open house, Susan Saunders, a certified Montessori Primary teacher and the school’s founder, explained why Montessori classrooms …

November 30, 2014

Pet project: Montessori students learn about care, feeding of animals
The Spokesman Review
The three – a rat, a guinea pig and a ball python – all live at Spokane Public Montessori School, where class pets are used to teach students about …

November 29, 2014

Pet project: Montessori students learn about care, feeding of animals
The Spokesman ReviewThe three – a rat, a guinea pig and a ball python – all live at Spokane Public Montessori School, where class pets are used to teach students about …

November 28, 2014

Best Montessori School in Mississauga Award Won by Westbrook Montessori Academy
Free Press Release Center (press release)
Westbrook Montessori Academy was originally founded by Riz Ratanshi and his mother back in 2003. Mrs. Ratanshi had a passion for early childhood …

Oustanding rating for Downham Market Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery
Lynn News
Downham Prep and Montessouri at Stow Bardolph celebrate an outstanding ofsted, marking the occasion with a full school photograph for the Lynn …

Montessori school seeks home: San Carlos Elementary School District looking at Arundel, Heather
San Mateo Daily Journal
The school board has directed staff to explore options for Edison Montessori on the Arundel Elementary campus, the Heather Elementary School …

November 27, 2014

Open house set at Phoenix Montessori Academy
The Lake Norman Citizen
DAVIDSON, N.C — Phoenix Montessori Academy in Davidson will hold an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The program at Phoenix Montessori, …

Bauso: Why children should still learn cursive
Auburn Citizen
At Creative Minds Montessori, learning cursive is an essential skill that is introduced to our youngest children. During Maria Montessori’s observations …

Newtown Schools Collect For WIN
The Newtown Bee
Fraser Woods Montessori School Eighth Year Students, from left, Bridget Gattinoni, Elliot Siegel, Michaela Stowell, Aaron Squibb, Gregory McKenna, …

November 26, 2014

Making theater at Montessori
La Crosse Tribune
The scenery will be collapsed and hauled away at La Crescent Montessori Academy and STEM School, but the lessons of theater will remain.

Proact IT Group: The Montessori School Community Amsterdam chooses EMC VSPEX for
Business Wire (press release)
The Montessori Scholengemeenschap Amsterdam Foundation (MSA), a group of schools for secondary education in Amsterdam, has selected Proact …

Festival of Trees in downtown Silver City starts this weekend
Silver City Sun-News
Courtesy photo A group decorates a Christmas tree for Guadalupe Montessori School’s Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees begins this Friday.

November 25. 2014

Darton State College students share their culture with Montessori School students
The Albany Herald
Darton students finish one of the language activities with the children from Far Horizons Montessori School. The students are Eunpa Lee, front, left, …

Bluffview Montessori Explorers of the Week for Nov. 24-28
Winona Daily News
Elliot Maus is a kindergarten student in the Children’s House program at Bluffview Montessori with Ms. Anna Aarre. He is the son of Carol and Andy …

November 23, 2014

Sports Day held at Jack & Jill Montessori and High School
The News International
Annual Sports Day of Jack and Jill Montessori and High School was held here on Saturday in which the students of each class participated with lots of …

November 22, 2014

Montessori school finds new home on Smedley campus in NW Denver
The Denver Post
The Montessori school has about 80 students but will grow to120 next year and continue to add students each year until it serves seventh through 12th …

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School Open House Thursday, November 27, 7:30
For almost thirty years, Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School has educated thousands of children in a positive and progressive …

New state test presents challenges for some students
KRQE News 13
“It’s new so there’s a lot of uncertainty about what is going to be on the test, how things are going to be presented,” said Montessori of the Rio Grande …

Montessori method – a way to independence of children with special needs
Norwegian Embassy
Belgrade’s Centre for Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents and the organization “Mirna Kuca” are using Montessori method to help and allow …

November 21, 2014

Montessori Center recipient of Trees for Green Schools campaign
Dearborn Press and Guide
Before winter’s arrival, students at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center helped plant an 8-foot redbud tree on the school’s campus to await spring …

Montessori makeover?
Juneau Empire (subscription)
A vote of the Juneau Board of Education will decide if Montessori Borealis will become an independent, alternative school. The proposal is being …

Montessori JR/High to NW
North Denver Tribune
The Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School (DMHS) has outgrown its current space at Gilpin and is hoping to move into the school this fall.

Schools: Hands-on learning will embrace high-tech building
Coastal Observer
To a charter school, cutting edge technology has appeal. To a Montessori school, it’s important that the child rather than the technology drives learning …

November 20, 2014

Camped out ‘Dater waiters’ allowed to enroll kids into Dater Montessori
CINCINNATI — The “Dater waiters” have come in from the cold. Officials at the Dater Montessori school let parents who have been braving the arctic air …

Founder of Island Montessori School resigns position
One of the founders of Island Montessori School has resigned her position with the charter school. Jennifer Friend confirmed that she stepped down …

School officials adopt “Temporary Solution” for Montessori School
Not to dwell on the past, but we’ve got to understand how we got here,” said Cynthia Chandler-Snell, a parent from the Montessori school at Bemis.

Montessori Center recipient of Trees for Green Schools campaign
Dearborn Press and Guide
Before winter’s arrival, students at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center … “Taking care of our environment is an important principle of Montessori …

Montessori school looks to open doors for 2015-16 year
Owenton News-Herald
A group of local mothers hope to spark interest in a Montessori school in Owen County, with plans to open the alternative education establishment in …

Battle over Smedley building highlights tension between choice, neighborhood schools
Chalkbeat Tennessee
Tensions are brewing over a Denver Public Schools proposal to expand a Montessori junior and senior high school program into a northwest Denver …

Volunteers needed in local schools
Black Mountain News
Parent volunteer Morgan David helps student John Lloyd David at the Swannanoa Valley Montessori School. Parents are encouraged to give a …

November 19, 2014

Peabody Montessori’s Native American Projects
Alexandria Town Talk
ANI Native American projects Peabody Montessori Elementary School pupil Jaylen Sylvain (left) discusses his Native American project on the Cree …

CMH Montessori School hosts Informative Coffee Social
Loveland Magazine
Children’s Meeting House Montessori School (CMH) is pleased to announce a special event for families with preschoolers called Coffee with Casey.

Hilltop Montessori holds 2014 gardening dinner
Shelby County Reporter
Hilltop Montessori School in the Town of Mt Laurel hosted its annual gardening, farm to table themed dinner on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Stone’s Throw …

West Side parents tough out the weather for their kids
Tents were lined up in the snow alongside Boudinot Avenue, as dozens of parents camped out at Dater Montessori School while waiting in line to …

Whitstable’s nursery children raise money for Children in Need
Canterbury Times
Children aged from six months to four years at Whitstable Montessori Nursery also joined in with the fundraising fun. Around 50 children attended the …

Esprit International School encourages motivation, self-discipline and excellence in learning
Woodlands Online, LLC
The school is based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, an educator who emphasized freedom within limits to promote the …

November 18, 2014

Parents brave storm, remain camped out for Dater Montessori enrollment
WLWT Cincinnati
Even as the winter storm moved into the Tri-State Sunday night, parents remained steadfast and tried to stay warm as they continued to camp out to …

Yard sale to help fund Washington Montessori field trip
Greensboro News & Record
Call 370-8290 or email watsonj2@gcsnc.com or hamptoa@gcsnc.com. Monetary donations for the trip may be sent to Washington Montessori School, …

Students raise money to help African family
Helena Independent Record
The students in her Montessori classroom have been learning on Tuesdays about the organization, the benefits a family reap from receiving an animal …

November 17, 2014

Magnet schools may expand magnets: San Mateo-Foster City district committees make
San Mateo Daily Journal
The Montessori Task Force formed about nine months ago, while the STEAM Development Team formed about six months ago to study growing more …

Farmington Valley Academy Montessori students land in China
Hartford Courant
Avon – On November 12, 2014, seventh and eighth grade students from the Farmington Valley Academy Montessori (FVAM) departed to JFK airport to …

November 16, 2014

Tom Eblen: Providence Montessori Middle brings new life to Florence Crittenton Home structure
Lexington Herald Leader
Despite a higher offer from Transylvania, the Florence Crittenton Home board last March sold the 2.5-acre property to the Montessori school for …

Children’s Author Sid Shapira visits Advertiser West Seattle Montessori
The White Center Blog (blog)
“West Seattle Montessori had a wonderful visit from Author Sid Shapira and his dog Danny. A wonderful story of a dog finding his forever home.” Sid1.

New Montessori programming assists residents with Alzheimer’s Disease
Portraits was based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. While Dr. Montessori was most known for her work with children and education, Orchard …

Rajapaksa’s armed guards play havoc at Montessori
Sri Lanka Guardian
( November 16, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Parents who came to drop their children at a Montessori close to a leading school near the Kandy …

November 15, 2014

Woman has ‘big dream’ for Oldham Montessori
The Courier-Journal
Filippini, who is certified to teach Montessori early childhood education and has experience in the classroom, said she sent her daughter, now 19, …

Montessori School may back out of plan to buy Moss Avenue building
Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — Nothing is official, but Montessori Children’s House of Peoria may back out of plans to buy the former Washington School building at 839 …

West Seattle Montessori visited by new book’s star ‘Danny Dog’ (and its author Sid Shapira)
West Seattle Blog (blog)
Literacy starts early! And it can so often be fun – as it was Friday at West Seattle Montessori School and Academy (WSB sponsor), where students/staff …

Lexington Montessori Open House
PR.com (press release)
Families interested in exploring a Montessori Education for their children are invited to attend the Lexington Montessori School’s Open House on …

November 14, 2014

Milwaukee Montessori School Robotics Team wins Awards
MMS Press Release
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – Milwaukee Montessori School (MMS), a private independent day school, announced that its Robotics Team of 10 students, 4th – 8th graders, competed and won several awards at the FIRST LEGO League Regional competition held at Waukesha South High School…

10-acre property to provide Kawartha Montessori School with room to grow
Kawartha Media Group
PETERBOROUGH — A move to a more rural location will expand educational opportunities and put a dent in the wait list at Kawartha Montessori …

For the first time: Fata to get 230 Montessori systems, four year Bachelor’s degree program
The Express Tribune
PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the government will establish 230 Montessori systems as …

The empowering Montessori method will help your…
Peel Montessori, provides an exceptional learning experience for your child to benefit from. If you have ever heard of the Montessori teaching …

Fraternity Recognizes Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter
South Dade News Leader (subscription)
The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented its 2014 Community Partnership Award to Coral Reef Montessori Academy …

Fall Harvest: A Treasured Countryside Tradition
Chicago Tribune
Northbrook, IL – Countryside Montessori School. Every year around the second week of November mouthwatering fragrances can be traced …

November 13, 2014

Lenox: Montessori to hold school tour day
Berkshire Eagle
The Montessori School of the Berkshires at 21 Patterson Road in Lenox Dale will conduct school tours at 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. This event …

Kawartha Montessori School moving to Hwy. 7 East
Kawartha Media Group
PETERBOROUGH – Kawartha Montessori School has acquired a property just east of the city of Peterborough. The former Woodview school property, …

Montessori preschool marks 20th anniversary
Marlborough Express
Montessori House of Children head teacher Rachel Roundhill talks to Harry Whyte while Esme Douthett plays a game before the preschool’s 20th …

Where is curriculum choice? Not in NSW
Sydney Morning Herald
There are more than250 Montessori schools and centres throughout Australia. Most are private but some are fully funded state government initiatives, …

Learning To Get Along, Teaching Kids How To…
Caledon Enterprise
Montessori teaches children how to live in a community and how to resolve conflicts peacefully. We teach them to support one another emotionally.

November 11, 2014

School Spotlight: Montessori students run “Lunchapalooza” meal program at school
If only they could drive themselves to the store to get supplies and sign checks, the 10 seventh- and eighth-graders at Madison Community Montessori …

Simsbury Teacher, Author, and Workshop Facilitator Leads Cobb School Staff in Afternoon of Fun
Hartford Courant
Simsbury teacher, author, and facilitator, Rich Keegan (left), demonstrates his Ubuntu Card Game to staff at The Cobb School, Montessori. Montessori …

November 9, 2014

Montessori School to honor Peter Gruber at Monday ceremony
Virgin Islands Daily News
The Peter Gruber International Academy, the 7-12 grade upper school and International Baccalaureate program at the V.I. Montessori School, will …

EGA inspires Middle East youth at Montessori Model UN students’ conference
Zawya (registration)
United Arab Emirates: Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) underlined its commitment to the support of educational initiatives in the Middle East by …

Montessori Centre objects to draft fee structure
Deccan Herald
The Indian Montessori Centre, an organisation of more than 85 registered pre-schools in City, has filed objections to the draft of fees structure that has …

Race for School Choice 5K & Superhero Fun Run
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Family-friendly race to support Frederick County’s two Montessori Public Charter Schools: Carroll Creek Montessori and Monocacy Valley Montessori.

November 8, 2014

Fraser Woods Montessori School Club Offers ‘Helping Hands’
The Newtown Bee
Fraser Woods Montessori School student Paige Comunale held up one of the kits created by the Helping Hands Club.

Cool Schools: Good Shepherd Montessori School
ABC 57 News
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – At the Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend, students don’t just grow and learn. They learn to grow. And it’s the extra …

Montessori Charter suffers start-up grant setback
Mountain Mail Newspaper
The Salida Montessori Charter School group suffered a setback Wednesday when the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) denied the group’s …

Montessori program, Daughters of American Revolution, historic inn open house
Montessori International Children’s House in Annapolis offers an inside look into the Montessori curriculum at its Montessori Journey program, …

Community notices (Nov. 11)
Silver City Sun-News
Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit Guadalupe Montessori School–providing authentic Montessori early childhood and elementary education …

What We’re Working On
The Northland Pines School District will open a Montessori Learning Center for 4-k through second graders next fall. The Montessori Learning Center …

Arizona Education News Service
2014 Charter School of the Year — Villa Montessori, a K-8 charter school in Phoenix serving 495 students, was founded in 1965 by a small group of …

Lesson learned: Students get education while collecting goods for charity
Dearborn Press and Guide
Elementary students at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center prepare to drop off their food bank donations. Photo courtesy Dearborn Heights …

November 7, 2014

Futuristic fingerprint technology at one Montessori campus
MyFox Houston
The newly-opened but always locked down Meadow Montessori School, operated by Shara Challa. “We do have this keyless entry season. So each …

Strictly Business: Art Farm Gala, holiday open houses and Montessori’s 40th anniversary
Daily Democrat
Woodland Montessori — the oldest Montessori school in the greater Sacramento area — is recognizing its 40th anniversary Saturday with an open …

Montessori School Faces Staffing Cut-Backs
BEMIS, Tenn. — Dozens of parents gathered at the Montessori School of Bemis Thursday afternoon, wanting answers after learning a dozen educator …

Bazaar, bake sale scheduled by Tree House Episcopal Montessori School
Walton Sun
The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School presents “Made with Love,” a bazaar and bake sale, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Sandefur Hall …

Dallas’ Mata Elementary Has a Frighteningly Large Dungeon
Dallas Observer (blog)
The specialized Montessori equipment, which, as a cursory search of educational websites will show, is mindbogglingly expensive, is brand-new.

Polling place change causes confusion, sends some Upper Dublin voters to wrong location
Montgomery Newspapers
In order to alleviate the situation, the county changed the polling place to Temple Sinai, a short distance away from the Montessori. Whenever the …

November 6, 2014

Ross Montessori Charter School gets a second bus
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The Ross Montessori Charter School has acquired an additional 65-passenger school bus thanks to a grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral …

Children’s Tree Montessori has openings, holding open house
Middletown Press
Teachers focus on developing coordination and motor skills with the help of Montessori materials. Under the motto “Help me do it myself!” children …

Butler Eagle (subscription)
“It’s a good base for future learning,” said Butler Montessori teacher and … Montessori students learn to direct someone’s attention using their whole …

Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm
Nursery World (subscription) (blog)
The following day we went to a Montessori school, Vasastans, which is private, … environment’ of Montessori materials were incorporated montessori …

November 5, 2014

Chemung Valley Montessori School to start Montessori Beginnings on Jan. 5
Corning Leader
Montessori Beginnings is free and open to the public. It is a discovery group designed for children, ages birth through 23 months. It is open to all …

Montessori school group delays pitch to CSI
Mountain Mail Newspaper
Representatives from the Salida Montessori Charter School group will have to wait another week to pitch their application to Colorado Charter School …

Application submitted for Montessori at Haverhill Research Park
Business Weekly
A detailed planning application for a Montessori nursery school at Haverhill Research Park has been submitted by Jaynic Investments, the developer …

Westbrook Montessori Academy Wins Award for Best Montessori School in Mississauga
Mississauga, ON — (ReleaseWire) — 11/04/2014 — The Westbrook Montessori Academy has recently won the 2014 Top Choice Award for Best …

SPECIAL REPORT: The Learning Curve
At the Montessori School of Wausau, it all starts at the foundation. Four-year-old Tessa is hard at work. After writing all the names of her classmates, …

November 4, 2014

Cultural awareness at Montessori School of Bemis
Jackson Sun
For 15 years the Jackson-Madison County School System’s Montessori school has used Halloween as an opportunity to incorporate education and …

Pines Montessori School cuts ribbon on new building addition
The Tribune
Pines Montessori School revealed its newest building addition Saturday, Oct. 25. The expanded elementary building doubles the classroom space …

Educator Roots for Montessori Methods
The New Indian Express
Munira completed her Montessori training from Association Montessori Internationale at Bengaluru two decades ago. Then came a seven-year-long …

Montessori-style catechesis teaches at child-level
The Leaven.com
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a national teaching method based in Montessori-style education. The goal behind this ministry is “religious …

November 3, 2014

Lake Air Montessori dedicates ‘outdoor classroom’ in honor of former principal
Waco Tribune-Herald
Students gather for the dedication of “The Dr. Robin McDurham Meeting Place,” a green space created in front of Lake Air Montessori Magnet School …

Montessori Charter School Set to Open Next Year
A new Montessori school is set to open next year in St. Germain. The district is taking applications starting next week. The Northland Pines Montessori …

November 2, 2014

Dolensky accepts fellowship at Montessori preschool
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Lisa Plowman Dolensky has accepted a co-teacher fellowship with The Capitol School’s Montessori Preschool while she pursues Montessori …

Legal battle over Montessori school hinges on appeal
St. George Daily Spectrum
Dayspring Montessori School and Educational Center in St. George, in this May 24 file photo, announced its closure ahead of the opening of the new …

French education helps your child on the road to success
Hamilton Spectator
French curriculum is usually limited in traditional schools, and many Montessori schools also don’t offer French programs, so it can be a challenge to …