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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCS TO BECOME FIRST SCHOOL IN NATION TO CONSTRUCT BIO-DOME OVER ENTIRE CAMPUS New $40 million structure will create an idyllic environment amid harsh North Carolina summers and unpredictable winters. Durham, NC—April 1, 2018: Montessori Community School announced today that it has secured a pledge of $40,000 to launch a $40 million bio-dome fundraising...

“You Can Observe a Lot Just by Watching” – Yogi Berra

On more than one occasion this past weekend, I thought of the baseball Hall-of-Famer (and oft-quoted philosopher for the common man) as I listened to Charles Terranova address the more than 200 teachers, administrators and parents who came to MCS for the Triangle Montessori Schools Association’s Winter Symposium. While the general topic of the weekend...

What About Us?

A little over a week ago, I posted an essay about the Peace Education curriculum at MCS. That essay was just the latest of many instances over the past two years when I have referenced in my blog posts those qualities of Grace and Courtesy that are at the very heart of Montessori philosophy and practice. Just a few weeks...

Evolution of Humankind

“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.” Maria Montessori Long before We are the World became a global sensation back in 1985, Maria Montessori recognized and espoused the philosophy of children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of humankind. If we are to bring about a world of peace...

What Would Maria Do?

“Independence, in the case of the adolescents, has to be acquired on a different plane, for theirs is the economic independence in the field of society. Here, too, the principle of ‘Help me to do it alone!’ ought to be applied.” Maria Montessori had many wise and insightful things to say about the adolescent years,...

Sue Ferrari to Retire in June 2018

In what she herself has called, “The worst-kept secret at MCS,” I write to inform you that Primary Teacher, Sue Ferrari, has decided to retire at the end of the current school year. In a recent letter to me, Sue wrote: “Although I am retiring from the classroom, my work in Montessori education will continue...

 “Survey says…?”

Don’t worry…I’m not about to launch into a really bad impression of Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson or Steve Harvey, for that would be an extremely ineffective way to thank all those who took the time to participate in our recent Parent Survey. In fact, there is no doubt that the most appropriate and effective way...

Tempera Mixing in Squares

Sometime in January, elder through 6th-grade students began to use tempera paint. As opposed to watercolor, tempera is not mixed with water and is not transparent. It is a thick, intensely colored paint, perfect for painting at the easel and for using to experiment and study color.   In order to be able to concentrate...

MLK Day of Service

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” This coming Friday, January 12, all MCS students and staff will be departing...

Annual Fund

Many thanks to all those who have thus far responded to our various appeals in recent weeks with your generous donations and pledges to the 2017-18 Annual Fund, especially those of you who contributed this past week on Giving Tuesday, November 28. We have made significant strides toward reaching our $100,000 goal, and will continue to be...

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