“Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.” Maria Montessori Snaps, velcro, lace,
Mountain Shadows parents, teachers, and staff members left the annual State of the School Address on Jan. 19 with a renewed sense of optimism, as the MSMS Board of Directors shared candid updates on the school’s financial health and fundraising
Second in a series. Former Mountain Shadows parent Paul Algreen (P ’15) shares his journey as a Montessori parent. If only I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me, “Isn’t Montessori just for preschoolers?” Or often I get
Whether it’s your oldest child’s first day of school or you are a family with a sixth-year elementary student, the start of school is an annual transition to which Mountain Shadows teachers offer the following program appropriate tips. While
There are so many layers to Montessori. No where is this more apparent than in the simplicity and elegance of the trinomial cube. While the primary aim may seem rather obvious, to build a little puzzle in a box, the
“When is my child ready for toileting and which process is best?” If only there were a consistent answer in every book, magazine, blog, and parent-and-baby group conversation to this never-ending question! Every child is different, and so is yours.
Montessori education is as individual as the child. This includes timing of lessons taught; work done, and even classroom transitions.
Standardized testing has been a significant topic in the broader discussion of education reform and of great interest to parents, educators, students in public, charter, and other schools that receive public funding, as well as certain private schools. Because Mountain
A parent to parent argument for Montessori illustrated by Trevor Eissler