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The Freedom to Learn

News and Updates

Montessori schools throughout the world are lauded for their conception of freedom. Not only in their ability to teach children the concept of freedom, but also in their capacity to allow children the freedom to learn. Once more, it is that beautiful intersection of academics emerging in a social environment, where the child is encouraged […]

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Montessori Color Tablets

Thoughts & Reflections

One of the very best ways to describe the academics of Montessori is to frame it in terms of two concepts: the abstract and the concrete. On the one hand, the abstract exists in thought. It has no physical or concrete existence, but persists as an idea, quality or state. The concrete, on the other […]

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The Pink Tower

Montessori Activities

Watching the pink tower being built for the first time of the year is simply magical. The care, the patience, the love, the attention…there is just something about the pink tower. What is it? The Director of Primary Training at the Montessori Institute Northwest, Ginna Sackett, explains just what makes the pink tower so unique. It […]

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Secret of Kells

News and Updates

The Baan Dek Montessori is excited to announce our second annual Children’s Film Festival, co-sponsored by Sanford Children’s Hospital and Filmdrome. This year’s film festival will feature the Academy Award Nominated Best Animated Feature, The Secret of Kells, directed by Tomm Moore and Azur and Asmar, directed by Michel Ocelot. “Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of […]

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State Accredited

News and Updates

The South Dakota Department of Education has approved The Baan Dek Montessori to be a state accredited non-public school, effective July 1, 2010. Essentially, this means that The Baan Dek Montessori will be licensed to teach Kindergarten, in so far as it adheres to the State rules and regulations as applicable to state accredited schools. […]

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