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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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Whole Foods and Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

My sister and I could hardly be more different. She’s younger, taller, has blonde, straight hair, and wanted to be a mule breeder, a sniper for the secret service, or “some kind of -ologist” when she grew up. I’m older, shorter, have black curly hair, and wanted to be a waitress, a soccer player, or […]

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Spotlight John Snyder

Spotlights

We are honored to Spotlight John Snyder, Montessorian, Guide, and Author. As a parent and guide, John has many insights into Montessori life that he graciously shares in his book, Tending the Light and here with us in this interview. We hope you enjoy! Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your […]

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We Create a Culture of Empowerment

Podcasts

Lately, we’ve been podcasting about our five Guiding Principles, core values that drive us daily, measures we use to gauge if a thought, conversation, action, perspective is in line with the agreements we make as a team. In this podcast, Charlotte Wood reflects on the Guiding Principle of “We Create a Culture of Empowerment.” How […]

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Independence is Okay

Thoughts & Reflections

Your child will always need you. Even as an adult, I want my mom. I want to share a funny moment of my day, a shoulder to cry on, to bring me saltines when I don’t feel well, to make everything better. There is no one like a parent. A parent is a touchstone. To […]

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