Students planned a service project

New School Montessori students in 4th-6th grade elect a student board each term to plan service projects, to come up with new ideas and to propose change. Students who want to be on the board prepare and give a speech to their constituents. This fall’s board wanted to help in some way with disaster relief. Previously, our students have worked with Matthew 25 Ministries sorting clothing, so it was natural to think of them when planning their class’ used clothing drive. Pictured above, you can see student board members passing boxes of clothing to the Matthew 25 representative who will …

6th graders meet with recent alumni to ask questions

New School Montessori 6th graders explored what life after The New School is like over pizza with TNSM alumni who graduate in May of 2017. It was interesting to hear from the graduates and to learn how smooth their transitions have been to the 7th grade programs at Walnut Hills, Wyoming, Seven Hills and more.

Students use “choice time” to work on projects of their own choosing

Students in (6-9) level earn choice time after their assignments are complete. They can select a project from each subject area, or can propose other ways to show what they’ve been learning. Henry is a second grader who enjoys learning about the solar system. He used his choice time during his workday to create this artistic poster of the solar system to share with the rest of the class!    

Fifth graders studying geology

Students are studying geology for the first half of the year in physical science. Fifth graders Anna and Abbia are laying out a work that shows that the Earth slowly cooled, formed a crust, and then volcanos let the earth release gasses and steam.

Understanding the importance of exploration

Hello, Friends. As Montessori educators or staff working within a Montessori culture, we understand the importance of exploration. As teachers, we have been trained to set up our environments in a way that encourages discovery through exploration. Our role is to prepare, prepare, prepare, and “then follow the child.”  In Catherine McTamaney’s book, A Delicate Task: Teaching and Learning on a Montessori Pathway, she shares that a teacher’s role is not, “to direct the exploration, but rather to carry the equipment and check the supplies. Our work is to scout, to observe, to inform, but ultimately to follow the child. …

Students clear honeysuckle from their pollinator forest garden

The New School Montessori’s farming teacher Alexa Abner (through Skool Aid​) led the elementary children in a week of removing invasive bush honeysuckle from their pollinator forest garden. The newly cleared area of the forest has plenty of useful trees and plants which no longer compete for sunlight and other resources. They may add a few new fruit trees in the eradicated areas. TNSM farmers each found their niche, whether it was removing the growth, breaking larger branches down to create more surface area for the composting process, or adding the broken-down material into their first “terrace.” The terrace is …

Students review the rules for making nouns plural

Do you know the spelling rules for making nouns plural? When do you add s, es, change the y to i, or when does the noun stays the same? If you’d like a review, stop over to the Annex to ask these 4th graders for some help.

Annual Giving 2017-18

Your generous gift will enable us to maintain and build upon our unique culture and dynamic programming. Your support matters as we continue to grow in enrollment and meet the challenges of preparing children to walk with confidence, compassion and grit. To make an online donation or pledge, please fill out the form below. You may also send a check to: The New School Montessori 3 Burton Woods Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Call (513) 281-7999 with questions. Your support of the children and mission of The New School Montessori is greatly appreciated. Thank you. The online donation form below sometimes …

Annual Giving 2017-18

Your generous gift will enable us to maintain and build upon our unique culture and dynamic programming. Your support matters as we continue to grow in enrollment and meet the challenges of preparing children to walk with confidence, compassion and grit. To make an online donation or pledge, please fill out the form below. You may also send a check to: The New School Montessori 3 Burton Woods Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Call (513) 281-7999 with questions. Your support of the children and mission of The New School Montessori is greatly appreciated. Thank you. The online donation form below sometimes …

TNSM Rocks Karaoke

The New School Montessori invites you to attend an evening of karaoke for adult alumni, current parents, staff and friends.  The event takes place at The Northside Tavern with a live karaoke band and no longer includes a fundraising element. Invite your friends for an evening of fun! SHOWCASE KARAOKE – Anyone (or group) interested in singing in the showcase portion of the evening (beginning around 8:30 or so) will be in the running to be the distinguished winner(s) and holder(s) of the TNSM Rock bedazzled karaoke trophy for the year. OPEN KARAOKE – Once the winner has been selected, …