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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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Interview with Maren Schmidt

Other Good Things

We were fortunate enough to have a conversation with Maren Schmidt about her wonderful new book. Through a series of exchanges, going back-and-forth, we’re more than happy to share our dialogue here. We hope you enjoy! What is unique about “Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents” is that it offers a comprehensive guide for parents, from the […]

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Interview with Trevor Eissler

Spotlights

Congratulations on the recent success of Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education. You have managed to breathe fresh air into what is often perceived as the rather insular and self-enclosed world of a Montessori classroom. To what can you attribute this triumph? Luck. It all goes back to the lucky moment […]

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