Alissa Hansford ’12 Expands Her Horizons in Japan

By Al Daniel

Her Greater Boston campus at Tufts University is a short commute from Cheers. (Yes, there really is such a bar and restaurant, located less than an hour away from Tufts by subway and a half-hour by car.)

As Fellow Alums, Chandrasurins Get the Picture as MCS Parents

By Al Daniel

Upon sending their daughter, Alma Chandrasurin, to her first day at the Montessori Community School, Carrie Beason and Nic Chandrasurin did not make much of their milestone. They just made an old-fashioned memory.

Toddlers and the Three Period Lesson

By Colleen McHugh, Toddler Teacher

New-comers are often surprised to learn that we do not give formal lessons in our toddler environment. We do not sing our ABC’s, have flashcards, or worksheets to practice. If we are not providing these tasks then how is the child learning? Maria Montessori discovered that children do not learn best through quizzing, the child learns through exploration and engagement with the materials and adults in their environments.

Kathleen Allden Hits the Ground Running at MIT

By Al Daniel

For all of her athletic achievements, Kathleen Allden is not known to wield a softball or baseball bat. But when she started swinging at STEM, her intended long-term field, the Montessori Community School provided a metaphorical donut-shaped weight for her to hone her prowess and poise.

MCS Families – Sinem Degerli

By Al Daniel

So far, snakes are the Degerlis’ definitive symbol of living out the Montessori Method at home.