Montessori News Feb. 2 – 8, 2014

Feb. 2, 2013

Montessori program at Beaufort Elementary expanding
Hilton Head Island Packet – Montessori is a method that involves a hands-on ‘discovery approach’ to learning where classes are multi-aged and students work at their own pace, 

NSA explores Montessori preschool program
Marquette Mining Journal – MARQUETTE – Following approval by its board of directors Wednesday, North Star Academy is hoping to offer a new Montessori preschool program in 

Open house at Secret Garden Montessori in Frenchtown
Hunterdon County Democrat – Formed in 2006 as a cooperative alternative preschool by 10 Bucks and Hunterdon county families, Secret Garden provides a Montessori-based 

Social development a key focus at Montessori schools
Mississauga – The White Oaks Montessori School located in Mississauga, Ontario knows how critical it is for young children to socialize properly with their peers, 

Four legs, two ears makes for perfect reading pals
Go Lackawanna – “It is a joy for the children to read to dogs,” Maria Parra, co-president of the Montessori School, said. “The dogs do not judge if they struggle with a word 

Redlands district recommends approval of The Grove School charter
Redlands Daily Facts – District staff is recommending the board grant the Montessori-style high school’s petition for charter renewal for another five years, after several weeks 

Feb. 3, 2014

Montessori Private Academy retains V2 Marketing for web, social 
Rockford Register Star – Montessori Private Academy, 8101 Sayer Road, retained V2 Marketing Communications to develop and execute an inbound marketing campaign.

Bothell Montessori donates food to Hopelink
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter – Students and families from Whole Earth Montessori School in Bothell spent two months collecting non-perishable food items for their annual 

Montessori Education Society anxious for decision on program’s future – Parents with the Prince George Montessori Education Society are still playing the waiting game. Some are unsure if they want to keep their children in 

Open house Feb. 4 on enrolling at Bluffview Montessori
Winona Daily News – At Bluffview, each student has an individualized learning plan that includes a mix of one-on-one and small-group instruction by Montessori-certified 

Former Morristown resident, Alexandra Carpenter, heads for the 
Independent Press – While she was at The Red Oaks School — then, Montessori Children’s House of Morristown — she wore her hockey jersey to school nearly every day.

Feb. 4, 2014

Kingwood Montessori Open House
Kingwood News – The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of 

Hampstead society’s Montessori seminar offers parents insight into alternative education
Ham&High – The Montessori Society, based in Lyndhurst Gardens, will explain the principles of Montessori teaching at a seminar on February 8 at the Khalili 

Private Schools Also Dealing With Water Concerns
WCHS-TV8 – CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) – Charleston Montessori received the all clear Monday from West Virginia National Guard testers. The water in 

Youngsters take LEAP into photography
Sierra Vista Herald –  Experiential Activities Programs (LEAP) class Saturday at the Montessori School in Bisbee. Otto is teaching students about photography and video.

Pizza, dance party a success
Cortez Journal – The Children’s Kiva Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten would like to thank everyone who made our Pizza and Dance Party Night such a success!

Feb. 5, 2014

Montessori school founded
Yale Daily News (blog)
This fall, New Haven parents will have the option to send their children to a new type of elementary school —a Montessori School. Elm City Montessori 

UAE pupils become UN diplomats for the day
The National
 presented their strategies for providing safe, clean drinking water across the globe as part of the three-day Montessori Model United Nations (Mmun) 

Spokane Public Schools’ board to discuss merging Montessori programs
The Spokesman Review
|Spokane Public Schools’ board will hear the proposal in a work session tonight at the Administration Building, 200 N. Bernard St. The public may 

Local Children’s Author Lee Wardlaw Visits Montessori Center School
This past Tuesday, Montessori Center School’s Upper Elementary students (grades 4 through 6) received a special visit from local children’s author 

Montessori Academy hosts open house on Feb. 6
Lancaster Newspapers
Montessori Academy of Lancaster, 2750 Weaver Road, Lancaster, will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 6. Interested parents, grandparents, or 

Young students get engineering and design lesson
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Fourth-grader Fiorela Conanza prepares to test her vehicle during a science lesson Jan. 28 at Redwood Montessori Academy in Rockville, presented 

FRC Hires New Directors for Centers of Religious Liberty, Dignity of Human Life
She also helped start a Montessori toddler program at St. Jerome’s Academy, a Catholic classical education school of the Archdiocese of Washington.

A rare look at a young cougar
Victoria News
A large chunk of hairy meat is pulled from a cougar’s stomach, as students from West-Mont Montessori school guess what the one-year old feline’s last 

Community Briefs
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Ross Montessori Charter School will hold a special event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, to celebrate National School Choice Week. This free event 

Feb. 6, 2014

Dearborn Heights Montessori Center hosting open house
Dearborn Press and Guide
Toddler Max Shamus enjoys serving himself a snack of apples and cereal at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center. (Photo courtesy Dearborn Heights 

New Montessori gets its first principal
The Lake Norman Citizen
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Rachel McKenzie will be the first principal at the new Long Creek Montessori School scheduled to open in August. McKenzie 

Charter renewed for The Grove School in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
The Montessori-style high school was granted a five-year charter by the Redlands Unified School District Board of Education during a special meeting 

Making Valentines for Students
Odessa American
Family members were invited to make cards for their children and other students at Austin Montessori Magnet on Wednesday at the school.

A Small School with a Giant Heart
Chicago Tribune
Kindi Academy is an innovative private school now in its 3rd year located in Lisle. Kindi offers Montessori education for ages 15 months through grade 

Recycling center going in despite neighborhood concerns
The Daily Progress
Janet Gallagher, head of school at West End Montessori, said she thinks county staff members have been responsive, and the solutions they’ve 

Feb. 7, 2014

Montessori students crowdsource funds for New York model UN trip
South Delta Leader
Eight Grade 7 students from Boundary Bay Montessori are raising money through crowdsourcing to attend the Montessori Model United Nations 

Richmond Montessori names Wojcikewych new head of school
Henrico Citizen
The Board of Trustees of Richmond Montessori School, a pre-K through eighth-grade independent school in Henrico County, has appointed Greg 

Woodinville Montessori School hosted Seahawks celebration parade
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
Woodinville Montessori School students and teachers who came to school on Wednesday enjoyed a Seahawks celebration without going downtown.

At work and at play | How are those New Year’s resolutions?
The Copenhagen Post
She also wanted to play for a living so she started the Montessori International Preschool. She moved to Frederiksberg in May 2008 where she lives 

Kindergarten, elementary registration open in Jackson-Madison County Schools
Jackson Sun
Kindergarten and elementary school open enrollment and magnet school (The Montessori School at Bemis, Grades K – 8) applications are now 

Olympic information for News Tribune readers
Duluth News Tribune
Ringsred’s family said she’ll be appearing with two former classmates from Montessori School of Duluth, who are visiting the Olympics, including Odin  

Feb. 8, 2014

Suit: Montessori teacher ‘bullied’ 5-year-old student, threw artwork away
A woman is suing a South Side Montessori school, claiming a teacher bullied her 5-year-old son by slapping the boy, calling him names in front of his 

School highlight: Desert Garden Montessori
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Desert Garden Montessori has been part of the Ahwatukee community for the past 15 years, offering its students a hands-on learning experience.

Gatsby Gala
Chicago Tribune
Mansio Montessori of Geneva will be holding its annual fundraiser, featuring a live and silent auction, on March 8 at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Country 

Small private school in Richardson will close after 28 years
Dallas Morning News
Addison Long puts away flashcards at The Dallas North Montessori School in Richardson. Montessori focuses on letting children develop at their own 

Woodbury woman’s royal quest fulfilled
Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury native Christine Schrader, along with the rest of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family, visited Woodview Terrace Montessori in 

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