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Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori

Other Good Things

August 31st is a special day. Maria Montessori would have turned 146. She passed in 1952, but her legacy lives on. Children all over the world are working daily in classrooms just like the one she cobbled together in 1907. Adults are witnessing the same discoveries she made. Generations later, has childhood really changed all […]

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Summer

Other Good Things

It’s officially Summer! The days are long and warm, and many schedules are disrupted, for better or for worse, for these few months. Some look forward to adventures this season brings, others wonder how to fill the long days and weeks. We thought we’d put together a few of our favorite ideas, and we’d love […]

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We Prepare the Environment

Podcasts

In this podcast, Charlotte Wood discusses the final aspect of our five Guiding Principles: We Prepare the Environment. The Prepared Environment is a specially curated space for children of a certain age, another word for “classroom,” a special place. Adults work diligently to ensure this space is always clean, ready for the children, that everything […]

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How to Have an Adventure

Thoughts & Reflections

Set your alarm. There’s not a moment to lose. It’s the day you’ve been planning. Your child is finally old enough to enjoy an adventure! Not the adventure of learning to walk, or the first bloody lip from bumping into the coffee table, or those first words, but a real, planned, everyone enjoys it, capital-A […]

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Uncovering Kindness

FAQ

A question we are frequently asked by prospective families or people unfamiliar with Montessori education surrounds the multi-age classrooms intrinsic to Montessori education. A Primary classroom is home to children age two-and-a-half to six. “Don’t the six-year-olds just walk all over the two-year-olds?” The short, and the long, answer is, nope. Never. We focus just […]

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