The Adolescent Prepared Environment

Recently I explained to the Middle School students that they are currently involved in launching a component of our program which will move us closer to Maria Montessori’s vision of the appropriate learning environment for adolescents. Our…

The World Coffee Swirl

Four years ago I visited a student run business at another Montessori school and after witnessing the confidence and pride the children exhibited while rushing to fill their customer’s orders, I immediately knew it was something I wanted to…

A Rainy Morning at the Art Institute of Chicago

On October 5th and 6th, the staff went “off campus” for professional development. Friday was spent at the Art Institute of Chicago. What a great place to spend a rainy morning!  We arrived before the museum opened and were greeted by a…

Practical Life

Practical Life is foundationally important in the development of the whole child. As mentioned at Open House and Parent Night, this is one of the five defined learning areas  that should be evident in every Montessori classroom. The three…
The Montessori Mafia

The Montessori Mafia

It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam. But her…

Montessori Builds Innovators

Andrew McAfee JULY 25, 2011 There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate. So…

Why Montessori is the best approach for your child

In the video at the following link, neuropsychologist Steven Hughes explains why the Montessori Method is not simply a good alternative, but the best possible approach for your child  according to all the strongest evidence of modern research: Montessori…

2015-16 School Year Beginning and Calendar

School starts on September 8th for new students and students new to their levels only. All students will attend school on September 9th. September 10th will be the first full day of school. Before Care and After Care will start on the…