We’re off to the Carnival!

Last Friday, our children organized their annual Halloween Carnival. Full of old-school games like ring toss, fishing, and a cake walk, our Kindergartners guided our Toddler and Primary students from room to room and show them how to play! Our Halloween Carnival, unlike local Fall Festivals, is designed to help children be independent in social… Read More

International Doll of the Month: The Philippines

The International Doll of the Month for October 2017 represents The Philippines. One of our favorite Lolas (“grandmas”) visited our children to share her memories of The Philippines. Children explored the island archipelago, known for its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and food reflecting its diverse local heritage and colonial influences. We even learned a few… Read More

International Doll of the Month: Sri Lanka

The International Doll of the Month for September 2017 represents Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a small island nation located south of India. Students explored the country’s tea and rubber plantations, tied a traditional Kandyan Sari, ate special Sri Lankan biscuits, and danced to Sri Lankan Baila… Read More

Discussing the Solar Eclipse in the Early Years

Americans last saw a total solar eclipse two decades ago. This Monday, on August 21, 2017, we will be able to see a solar eclipse for the first time in decades. This is also the first solar eclipse to move from coast to coast since 1918. The eclipse is an ideal time to engage your… Read More

One Student at a Time

Education, although a local issue, affects both economic and political issues nationally and globally. Harvard Graduate School of Education Ford Foundation Professor of Practice Professor Fernando Reimers recently released the book One Student at a Time: Leading the Global Education Movement, which profiles 60 global education leaders and their journeys in education, including our Director… Read More

Towards Independence: Drop Off and Pick Up

One of the most critical learning outcomes in a Montessori environment is independence. Here are our top 10 tips for Drop Off/Pick Up that encourage independence: TIP 1: Send positive vibes. Before going to school, remind your child that school is an exciting new experience. Include a friendly note in their lunch bag. TIP 2:… Read More

Children Launch Campaign to Support YMCA’s #OperationBackpack

Two of our #LeadershipForKids students launched a campaign in support of the YMCA’s #OperationBackpack. They also designed postcards as a thank you for neighbors who choose to donate. These two young leaders created only 61 limited-edition, handmade postcards. Why? To raise awareness of the 61 million girls who are out of school. And this was… Read More