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

September Spotlight: A Peak in the Casa Classroom as a New Child

Posted on 29 Sep 2016
Oh the joys of September! It marks the beginning of a new school year and the beginning of many children’s school careers. As the first month of school winds to a close, the new children are beginning to adapt and settle in to each classroom environment while the returning children bu

Curriculum Spotlight: Arithmetic Part 2

Posted on 31 May 2016
The previous blog post (found here) gave an introduction to the Montessori Math curriculum. This month’s post will focus on how the child experiences and progresses through the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The math curriculum, as with most Mon

Curriculum Spotlight: Arithmetic Part 1

Posted on 29 Apr 2016
The Montessori arithmetic curriculum is comprised of some of the most beautifully and carefully crafted materials within the classroom. The main purpose of the mathematics materials is to make the child comfortable with the three main areas of math – number, quantity, and space. The t