Next steps at TNSM

We host a “Next Step” meeting each year that is designed to provide information for parents with children who will be transitioning into a new level at The New School Montessori. This year, we created a video, demonstrating some of the Montessori materials students will be using in their new classrooms. It is an exciting time, both socially and academically, for students taking their next step in the 9-year process here at TNSM.

Explaining Montessori in 5 minutes or less

I wanted to make this article by Aubrey Hargis available to our community. It is a very good introduction to what the Montessori method is about. Use this as a guide when explaining your child’s experience at The New School Montessori to grandparents, neighbors and friends. As the only Montessori school in the Cincinnati area that has been accredited by the American Montessori Society, you can feel confident in the educational path you have chosen for your child.

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. …

Jeff’s Update

Dear TNSM Friends, We have had an AMAZING summer at The New School Montessori. Our new preprimary space (West Room) is beautiful and ready for students! This project is a true testament to the spirit of community at The New School Montessori. The gorgeous tables and shelves were designed and constructed by Robby Lewis (3-6 assistant teacher in the West Room). The spectacular glass mosaic was created by our Spanish and Ex-day teacher, Ximena Flores, and the curtains in our new Nap Room were made by Debbie Weistein (3-6 assistant teacher). Lastly, the funding that made this project possible came …

Jeff’s end-of-year message

Director Jeff Groh gives a summer message, reflecting on the 2016-17 school year and looking forward to the next.

Activating Strengths

“I know that creative outlets are important for me to feel balanced in my life. As an administrator, my days can turn into long “to-do” lists with no time for reflection or a mental space to think differently. Knowing that “creativity” is one of my top five strengths, I schedule time in my week to read, write, go see a play, or just dream in a way that feels unrestrained by the day-to-day tasks and timelines of my life.” – Jeff Groh, Director, The New School Montessori   The New School Montessori has worked this year with the Mayerson Academy …

Pauses, Promises and Miles to Go

This time of year we often find ourselves in moments of reflection.  Lists of the year’s momentous events are published through news outlets, new calendars are purchased, and even in our own personal lives we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges over the past 12 months.  This year at The New School Montessori, some of our families brought new lives into the world, while others lost someone close to them.  Each year provides us with a multitude of reasons to be grateful, as well as moments to grieve. Wherever you are on this journey, we wish you joy and peace …

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Dear Friends, The New School Montessori wishes you a Thanksgiving break filled with joy and good food!  We are sincerely grateful for the families and amazing children at our school.  We consider ourselves lucky to be a part of such a caring, bright, and diverse community.  Over the next few days, take a moment to breathe, reflect, and experience the warmth of gratitude. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”  -Ralph …

Welcome back to TNSM!

We are looking forward to another year with our New School families. Please click below to see a video message from Director Jeff Groh, or you can click here to read his message.  

Jeff’s end-of-the-year message

TNSM Director Jeff Groh thanks families for a wonderful school year together. He recaps some highlights and looks forward to the fall as we begin another year.