We Stand in Solidarity with our Black Community

“We live in a time that still threatens black lives…. As educators, we all must bear witness to this fact. We all must shine a light on the state of race relations with the goal of pushing us onward to our democratic ideals. We need to speak out for justice and teach for justice. To do otherwise would undermine our school missions and cheat our students. To do otherwise would be cowardice.”

Acts of Kindness

By Lisa Anderson, Lower Elementary Teacher

In a world where we are often in a hurry and rush from place to place, it is nice to see people making time in their day for others. It is even more poignant when those people are six, seven, eight, and nine years old.

Establishing Peace Is the Work of Education

By Kalpu Shah, Upper Elementary Program Director and Specialists Program Director

“The science of Peace, were it to become a special discipline, would be the most noble of all, for the very life of humanity depends on it. So, also perhaps, does the question of whether our entire civilization evolves or disappears.” Dr. Maria Montessori

The importance of Dance in Education

By Sabine Howe, Physical Education Specialist

Learning, thought, creativity, and intelligence don’t just come from the brain alone, but from the entire body. Movement combinations increase memory, order, and sequencing skills. Creating dances also increases self-esteem which is so very important to learning.

When Things Look Simple… Look Deeper

By Holly Dykes, Art Specialist

When your child brings home a piece of art, you might look and think what you see on paper is all there is. However, as with most things in art, the process behind those seemingly simple things is not so simple.

Conflict Resolution Strategies With Toddlers

By Camille Perkins, Lead Toddler Teacher

Setting limits is paramount for a balanced classroom and also helpful when raising toddlers. Daily predictable rhythms and transitions help blanket the children in trust.

Finding Wonder in Nature

By Shelly Lyons, Resource Teacher

What is more “Montessori” than being outside, observing nature mindfully? I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to share many experiences doing just this over the past semester with my after school class, Mindful Nature Explorers.

We’re going on a leaf hunt!

By Jessica Daqamsseh, Toddler After School Care

When the leaves began changing and covering our campus in a rustic rainbow of reds, oranges, purples, and browns, the children excitedly explored each treasure left on our playground. Their faces lit up as they uncovered new colors and shapes which they eagerly shared with our Toddler Late Day community.

Senior Explorations

By Jeff Kispaugh, Upper Elementary Teacher

Did you write a year-long research paper in elementary school? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t even write a year-long paper in high school.

Finding a New Community in the US

By Insaf Abdulla, Primary Teacher

Stepping off the plane from Kuwait to the United State during the first Gulf war, my then-husband and I viewed America with all the feeling one might expect as immigrants to a new land. What did our future hold? What would we do for work?