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...
Preparing your child for back to school in the COVID environment

Preparing your child for back to school in the COVID environment

Going back to school can be challenging for children, but even children who traditionally adjust well might need additional support this year. As a school, we have collectively decided that it’s important we return to the classroom as Maria Montessori’s intended...
The history of the Maria Montessori School

The history of the Maria Montessori School

The story of the Maria Montessori School in Memphis, Tennessee, is not all that different from the story of the original Montessori School, the Casa dei Bambini. Our school’s humble beginnings were rooted in the same goal Dr. Maria Montessori set out with when she...
How the Montessori Method builds independence

How the Montessori Method builds independence

As parents, we all hope for our children to develop a strong sense of independence by the time they reach adulthood. Healthy doses of age-appropriate independence are critical to help children become self-starters and to teach them to differentiate between a time to...
How to support children through the COVID-19 pandemic

How to support children through the COVID-19 pandemic

 “The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of...