Annex students tour the neighborhood

While the Shakespeare club prepared for their Project 38 performance, the other Annex students took a walk with their teachers around the neighborhood. Along the way, they stopped and looked at the blooming trees and flowers. While admiring a garden, the owner came out and gave them a private tour. They all enjoyed the much-needed sunshine and warmth.

Students learn to study and predict the weather

For New School Montessori 4th, 5th and 6th graders’ study of weather, they are learning how different weather instruments help meteorologist study and predict the weather. Each morning, students record the readings of our instruments along with the day’s weather to see if they are accurate.

Working through the life cycle of a butterfly

Kalkin created the life cycle of the butterfly using metal insets for the shapes. He used a circle for the egg, smaller circles for the caterpillar, oval for the chrysalis, and quatrefoil for the butterfly. He also numbered the order and drew arrows to show the cycle. Students in the West Room are observing caterpillars in their classroom.  They will watch as they turn to butterflies and will release them outside.

Sophie takes pride in her work

Sophie, a New School Montessori kindergartner, learned a lot about physics, determination and pride in her work as she juiced an orange.  In just 3 minutes and 17 seconds, you can observe (in the video below) as Sophie discovers on her own that: It is easier to apply pressure when standing directly over the orange rather than sitting. Twisting works better than just pressure alone. You get more juice if you reposition the orange half every so often. Placing one hand on top of the other allows for more concentrated compression on the orange. All-in-all, Sophie taught herself a lot …

TNSM’s Shakespeare Club Performed

The New School Montessori’s after-school Shakespeare Club, led by director Jeff Groh and (9-12) teacher Laura Slanker, has been working hard all year to bring to our community and to our city their presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The students performed for our TNSM community last night and this morning. They will entertain students from other schools later this month and will be the first performance for Project 38 at noon on April 12 at Memorial Hall. We are so proud of the students’ commitment to their vision and for the tremendous amount of work they have given toward this …

New School Montessori’s Shakespeare Club Performs

The New School Montessori’s after-school Shakespeare Club, led by director Jeff Groh and (9-12) teacher Laura Slanker, has been working hard all year to bring to our community and to our city their presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The students performed for our TNSM community last night and this morning. They will entertain students from other schools later this month and will be the first performance for Project 38 at noon on April 12 at Memorial Hall. We are so proud of the students’ commitment to their vision and for the tremendous amount of work they have given toward this …

Liam uses the Montessori Hundred Board

Liam is proud to have finished the Montessori Hundred Board. This work not only helps children learn to count to 100, but also helps with number recognition, number sequencing, and finding patterns.

Narvis uses the Stamp Game to add numbers

Using the Montessori Stamp Game, kindergartner Narvis is moving from concrete to abstract concepts with the introduction of the addition symbol and writing the added-up numbers in the units, tens, hundreds and thousands columns. All the while, Narvis is able to see and count the physical tiles that the written numbers in her problem represent.

Open House on April 22

We’re excited about our upcoming open house on Sunday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. Children are encouraged to explore the Montessori materials in the classroom, to tour the building with you and to meet with parents and staff. We hope to see you there! We also encourage you to schedule a personal tour where you may observe classes in session, join us for lunch and meet our staff. For more information or to arrange a personal tour, please contact our Admissions Director, Ceara Comstock 
513-281-7999 We invite you and your child to experience a truly joyous and nurturing environment at …