The Language of Independence

Posted on 30 Oct 2017
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the parents who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend our parent education evenings. These are such great opportunities for us to connect and discuss as a school community. This fall, at both Christie and Sorauren, the

Material Spotlight: The Cylinder Block

Posted on 28 Sep 2017
 The 2017-2018 school year is in full swing. Our new children have started settling in and our returning children are delving deeper into their learning and discoveries from year(s) prior. Among the excitement and the plethora of materials new children are introduced to in the Casa cl

Material Spotlight – the Binomial and Trinomial Cubes

Posted on 29 May 2017
Each material in a Montessori classroom have been carefully curated and designed to serve direct and indirect purposes in a child’s natural development. Dr. Montessori often used the term “Mathematical Mind” when discussing children, referencing French mathematician Blaise Pascal’s th

The Mixed-Age Montessori Classroom

Posted on 28 Apr 2017
Montessori Casa classrooms include children from 2 ½ to 6 years of age. Each class is equipped with materials to challenge and inspire children at each of these age levels and beyond. For many of our parents who have had the opportunity to observe in one of our Casa classrooms, the be

Montessori Birthday Celebrations

Posted on 30 Mar 2017
Birthday celebrations in Montessori Casa classrooms introduce children to some science and a sense of time and history. Each classroom and school may have subtle variations, but there are three constants: A class gathering as children sit in a circle A representation of the sun at the

Curriculum Spotlight: Language Part 2

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Language in the Montessori Casa classrooms include the specialized Language curriculum and materials. It is also a pervasive element in every day life and in all interactions between children and adults. From the time the child enters the classroom, a rich vocabulary surrounds him or

Parent Education Evenings: Some Questions & Answers

Posted on 26 Jan 2017
Thank you to all the parents who continue to attend our parent education evenings at both the Christie and Sorauren campuses! These events are wonderful opportunities for the parents to interact with the materials, learn more about Montessori and ask any questions. We always warmly we

“Help me to help myself!” – Independence

Posted on 24 Nov 2016
The Montessori Guide published an eloquent article about “Independence and the Montessori Philosophy.” “Montessori saw education as a means whereby children might develop their personalities so as to eventually achieve a mature and independent adulthood.” (Mario Montessori, Education

Sorauren Campus Halloween Activities: Curriculum Connected Crafts

Posted on 30 Oct 2016
This year, at our Sorauren Campus, the Casa children took part in Halloween activities over the course of the week leading up to Halloween. It all started with an idea – using a pumpkin and allowing our imaginations to create fall and Halloween related objects and experiences. (Click