A look at “Montessori” toys

A look at “Montessori” toys

If an untrained eye were to scan a Montessori toddler or primary classroom, she might see shelves filled with materials and identify those materials as toys. If that same person were to watch our students navigate the classroom, she might come to the same conclusion –...
Planning for the unprecedented: part two – procedural planning

Planning for the unprecedented: part two – procedural planning

At the end of 2019, we were looking forward to a new decade, a fresh start and another year at MMS. However, this year turned out differently than anyone could have imagined. We were left with a number of questions to confront as we started planning for the 2020-21...
Planning for the unprecedented: part one – physical planning

Planning for the unprecedented: part one – physical planning

At the end of 2019, we were looking forward to a new decade, a fresh start and another year at MMS. However, this year turned out differently than anyone could have imagined. We were left with a number of questions to confront as we started planning for the 2020-21...
The benefits of mixed-age environments

The benefits of mixed-age environments

One of the most apparent differences between Montessori environments and traditional American classrooms is the way students are grouped. In traditional schools, students are grouped with peers of the same age, while Montessori environments are composed of students...
How to engage with your Montessori child about their day

How to engage with your Montessori child about their day

If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, you have likely asked about their day and learned little to nothing from their response. Parenting publications often recommend asking specific questions, but that can be a challenge for parents who did not attend Montessori...