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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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T. Chandroo | Giving children a head start
Livemint
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
Tribune-Review
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
Newsmagazinenetwork
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
CIproud.com
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
KFSN-TV
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
Cincinnati.com
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
newszap.com
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
DigitalJournal.com
OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Renaissance International School, an independent Montessori school in Oakland, California for …

Montessori expands to include middle schoolers
News-Sun
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 …

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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
DigitalJournal.com
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 …

July 12, 2014

Montessori College only months away as concrete goes down
The Sunshine Coast Daily
THE Sunshine Coast’s newest school, Montessori International College, is months away from opening after massive concrete slabs, of more than …

King County honors four Bothell businesses for recycling
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
… include AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc., Harmony Massage, In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes and Woodinville Montessori School.

July 11, 2014

Montessori pitches Oak Street land buy
Wicked Local Shrewsbury
A proposal by the Shrewsbury Montessori School to purchase a small strip of town-owned land between the Montessori School and the driveway of …

United Public Montessori ends charter school contract
Appleton Post Crescent
APPLETON – United Public Montessori School will terminate its contract with the Appleton Area School District because of low enrollment for the …

Kids choose their own work in a Montessori classroom
The Conversation
In 1907, in the slums of Rome, Dr Maria Montessori designed an experiment … In a room housing about 50 very young street children, Dr Montessori …

Lakeveiw Montessori to host information meeting on Arrowsmith Program
Windsor Star (blog)
Lakeview Montessori School in Tecumseh (13797 Riverside Dr. E.) will be hosting an information meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. for parents interested in …

Phuket: Film fest hopes to spur social change
The Phuket News
The SCFFl, hosted by Rawai Progressive International School Phuket Montessori in Chalong, will screen five documentaries for free (with Thai …

Montessory Discovery School Announces Launch of New Website
PR.com (press release)
The school follows a classic Montessori approach where every child moves through the curriculum at his or her own pace. MDS is a full affiliate of the …

July 10, 2014

Montessori Children’s House proposes move to former Washington School site
Peoria Journal Star
The Montessori Children’s House of Peoria, an alternative school for children ages 3 to 12, presented its proposal Wednesday to acquire the publicly …

Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way?
Auburn Citizen
At Creative Minds Montessori we begin by placing our youngest students in classes in which the older students are already reading as a natural lure …

School is the first state-funded in London to receive Montessori accreditation
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Montessori education is an approach to early-years teaching, from the ages of three to six, which focuses on hands-on and self paced learning instead …

Northwood Academy
insideTORONTO.com
Northwood Montessori has been offering an outstanding education alternative for parents since 1989. Toronto parents have chosen this unique and …

St. Joseph Academy hosting open house
The Herald-News
The Academy, which opened in the fall of 2010, features a Montessori preschool and kindergarten for three to six-year olds, as well as an elementary …

July 9, 2014

Nova Montessori to quit flood-prone site
The Press
WATERLOGGED: Nova Montessori school in New Brighton, Christchurch, is an ”island” in the middle of quake and flood-prone land.

Local private schools eyeing expansion
Highlands Today
SEBRING — When Jennifer Payne and her husband bought the Lake Placid Montessori Academy in 2008, they had 34 students and ended at first …

Tees Tots’ big day
The Northern Echo
The Montessori People nursery, at the High Flyers Children Centre in Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, congratulated the four and five-year-old children at …

City Council welcomes Acton Academy
Wausau Daily Herald

The permit allows the academy to occupy the second floor of the Mountain View Montessori preschool and day care, 1500 Merrill Ave., and hold a …

Alchemy Architects adds third prefab module to school
thelinemedia.com
At Cornerstone Elementary School on the Montessori Center of Minnesota’s (MCM) campus on St. Paul’s East Side, innovative architecture and …

July 8, 2014

Kids create late-night show at Desert Garden Montessori’s ‘movie camp’
Ahwatukee Foothills News
(L-R) Gabe Cota, James Kuta and Timothy Craig edit their videos during movie camp at Desert Garden Montessori School on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Professional Wheelchair Basketball Player Visits CREC Montessori
Hartford Courant
On June 10 and 17, upper elementary students at CREC’s Montessori Magnet School enjoyed visits from Ryan Martin, a Connecticut native and …

July 7, 2014

Great Beginnings Montessori offers French Immersion for your child
durhamregion.com
Great Beginnings Montessori in Oshawa, ON, provides a French Immersion program for children. Using the Montessori method, children learn French …

Campers given chance to experience other cultures
Cleveland Daily Banner
Submitted photo, Montessori Kinder … Montessori Kinder director Brigitta Hoeferle said. … Two of Trousdale’s students work at Montessori Kinder.

July 6, 2014

Kudos to Hudson Montessori for teaching love through donations
Hudson Hub-Times
Hudson — A story in our June 23 edition, “Hudson Montessori sends reinforcements of love to troops,” described how teachers, students and staff …

July 5, 2014

Playground on the move
Prince George Citizen
A boy stands on the playground equipment that was left on the grounds where Highglen Montessori School while crews remove the parking lot.

July 4, 2014

Montessori school owner faces uphill battle
KeysNet
The operator of a private Key Largo Montessori school wants to open an Islamorada location but is facing stiff opposition from vocal residential …

Old Saybrook’s Montessori School take field trip
New Haven Register
Students of the Children’s Tree Montessori School in Old Saybrook visit Harvey Beach for their end-of-school-year field trip. Arriving at low tide, the …

These places in Michigan are still working on getting arsenic out of their drinking water
Michigan Radio
Sue Cherry, the director of Maple Tree Montessori Academy, said the school installed a reverse osmosis system to take out the arsenic. However, that …

A year later, still no sale for long-closed Braintree school
The Patriot Ledger
When the Montessori proposal fell through last year, the school committee and council soon declared the Eldridge surplus. Braintree’s online assessor …

Four golds for Blaine kids at State Hershey
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
100-meter dash: 2—Lachlan Smith (Pioneer Montessori) 13.96 (.50 seconds faster than county qualifying). 3—Carson Simpson (Carey) 14.12 (.38 …

Springfield schools superintendent shares top 10 list of successes in 2013-2014
MassLive.com
9.27.13 | Springfield — Republican staff photo by Don Treeger- Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick paid a visit to the Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori …

July 3, 2014

New Montessori School opens in Pleasanton
Pleasanton Weekly
The school is part of the Association Montessori International (AMI), an accredited Montessori education organization now with eight locations in the …

Hillsborough Montessori school adds grades
WRAL.com
A Go Ask Mom reader passed this along and I thought I’d share: Pinewoods Montessori School in Hillsborough will offer an upper elementary class …

Spots left at Orcas Montessori
Islands’ Sounder
Knock on the door of the Orcas Montessori School and a trio of children will welcome you with a warm greeting. That’s just one example of the many …

When they came home for the little ones
The Hindu
Along with his wife Sulochana, also a former IBM employee, Harindar went to Chennai a year ago and underwent a year-long Montessori Teacher …

ZOOMING @50 PLUS: Dementia has a foe in ‘an enriched environment’
Kawartha Media Group
She developed the Montessori Methods for Dementia, based on the original work of Dr. Maria Montessori, connections made by Dr. Cameron Camp …

July 2, 2014

New Montessori school to open in Gilbert
East Valley Tribune
Gus Armstrong, 5, works with manipulatives at Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy in Gilbert on Thursday, June 19, 2014.[David Jolkovski/Tribune].

State rejects sponsorship of Montessori school in Salem
Statesman Journal
The State Board of Education on Tuesday rejected sponsorship of a new Montessori school in Salem, citing concerns about whether the public charter …

Orangeville Montessori classes are ideal to begin toddler and young children’s schooling
Orangeville Banner
Beautiful Minds Montessori is a Montessori school in Orangeville, Ontario that provides the early childhood Montessori education method for toddlers …

Garmes Ciraulo selected to lead Montessori school
The Beverly Review
A 1985 graduate of Beverly Montessori School was recently selected as its new head of school. Kelley Garmes Ciraulo, of Beverly, was hired to fill the …