Kalkin used the metal inset to make The New School Montessori logo.

One set of Montessori materials a child may choose to use in the classroom is called metal insets. These insets come in a variety of shapes including: square triangle circle rectangle oval trapezoid pentagon curvilinear triangle quatrefoil ellipse Children use these materials to create their own collection of work.  In addition to the creative experience, when children trace the shapes with a colored pencil, they also are practicing fine motor control needed in handwriting. Kalkin used the metal inset circle to help fit the bird, ginkgo leaf, whale, and person into The New School Montessori’s logo.

2012 Grads share plans for their future

Matthew Maring was a four-year, three-sport varsity athlete in cross country, swimming and track. He served as team captain of cross country and track senior year and made it to state in cross country and swimming. Sophomore year, the swim team was the division 2 state champions. Matthew also participated in math club, science club, Inter-alliance of Cincinnati clubs and instrumental ensemble. He was listed on the honor roll each quarter and was a National Merit Scholar. Matthew will attend Colby College in the fall and will swim on varsity swim team. He is not quite sure about his major, but is …

Teachers prepare their classrooms and then follow the children as they explore their interests

What an amazing start to the 18/19 school year! The environments are beautiful, the children are exploring, learning, and deepening their understanding of the world. As I walk through our classroom environments, I am impressed with the careful preparation each teacher has taken to create a rich microcosm of our world. In these spaces, our students can explore with confidence, take risks, and make mistakes while feeling loved and supported by their peers and teachers. Montessori teachers are expert observers. We have been trained to not constantly thrust our own egos and ideas into the pathway of a child’s learning, …

Monarch butterflies migrated right into The New School Montessori classrooms

TNSM mom, Carrie Driehaus, brought monarch butterflies into each of TNSM’s classrooms. The students listened intently as Carrie shared all she has learned about the plight of monarch butterflies.   Carrie first took an interest in insects when she focused her camera lens on studying flowers. The bees, butterflies and ants were ever-present in her work which sent her into research mode to learn more about these creatures. Since May, Carrie has turned her Clifton garden into a home for bees and monarch butterflies (with a backyard beehive housing 30,000 bees).  Carrie has also planted milkweed (purchased from her local nursery) …

TNSM staff tell about their summer

Many thanks to TNSM Alumni parent and photographer, Helen Adams, for taking a group staff photo, capturing most of us the week before school started. Ann Baumgardner My husband, Erich, and I attended my Weimer family reunion in Livingston, Montana while Cincinnati was at its hottest. The cool temps were a nice respite, but on rodeo night (with no winter coat) I stuffed my raincoat with hotel bath towels to keep the below 40 degree temps from freezing me out. Later in the summer, I spent a few days in Pittsburgh with college friends and a few days with Mom during …

1st day Aug 22 / Orientations Aug 20, 21

The first day of school for all students is Wed, 8/22 TNSM opens at 7:30 a.m. with elementary classes beginning at 8:00 a.m. The school day is over at 3:00 unless your child is staying for our Extended Day program which runs from 3-6:00 p.m. Preprimary Orientation for those new to TNSM – Mon (8/20) and Tue (8/21) 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For preprimary students who have not attended TNSM before, we are offering 2 days of orientation for them to grow more familiar with the routines and rhythms of their new Montessori classrooms. Students are required to attend both days. Following …

Open House – Oct 14

We offer several open houses throughout the school year. We welcome you to attend one of our open houses, and we also encourage you to schedule a personal tour where you can observe classes in session, can join us for lunch and can meet our staff. October 14, 2018         Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. January 27, 2019        Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. April 28, 2019              Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 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 …

Open House – Oct 14

We offer several open houses throughout the school year. We welcome you to attend one of our open houses, and we also encourage you to schedule a personal tour where you can observe classes in session, can join us for lunch and can meet our staff. October 14, 2018         Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. January 27, 2019          Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. April 28, 2019                 Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 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 …

Harvest Moon – Sept 29

It’s time again for our annual Harvest Moon Festival where we come together to celebrate the TNSM community! Alumni families, current families, staff and friends gather with picnic blankets and potluck favorites from many traditions. Please bring a favorite homemade dish or dessert to share. We provide plates, cups, silverware and water. For your own comfort please bring a blanket or chairs for seating on the grass and drinks of your choosing. There will be plenty of playground time for the kids. (A flashlight and sweater can be helpful as the evenings grow cooler and darker). Please join us in …

Students celebrate the continent of Asia

New School students in 1st-3rd grade had a  community-wide celebration of the continent of Asia which included third graders’ country research presentations, Asian folktales performed by the second graders, and a sampling of delicious food for the students to try. In honor of the first graders’ work with India, students had their own version of Rangwali Holi (the Indian spring festival), and a colored powder explosion party! Needless to say, the kids were very excited about this prospect. Follow the links below to read about, or watch a video on, this vibrant tradition. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/holi-festival-celebrated-throwing-coloured-powder/ https://youtu.be/AbFIkJ8KFZ8