Alumni Updates Winter 2019

We’re so excited that 5 New School Montessori alumni students will perform in the WHHS production of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Valentine’s weekend. Be sure to congratulate Owen Cummings (2016), Brando Donaldson (2016), Jack Giglia (2015), Colby James (2015) and Talia Raider-Roth (2014) when you see them. Click to see the website with ticket information.   Petra van Nuis (an alumna of TNSM) graduated from SCPA and CCM and has a singing career based in Chicago. She is returning to Cincinnati for a special Cincinnati CD release party at Caffe Vivace on Monday, February 25 and will be joined by Chicago …

Head of School, Jeff Groh, is interviewed in this month’s edition of Cincinnati Parent

New School Montessori director, Jeff Groh, spoke with a reporter from Cincinnati Parent magazine about some of the tenets of Montessori education. Jeff related the importance of the classroom space and described how children learn abstract ideas through the use of concrete materials. Jeff also introduced the benefits of multi-age classrooms and described ways a Montessori education prepares children for the challenges of working in our modern world. Click to read Cincinnati Parent’s February article about Montessori education.

Alumni student Alex Burte (‘06) has come back to TNSM to offer an after-school fencing club this spring.

Alex Burte came to The New School Montessori last week to introduce elementary students to the sport of fencing. In addition to the physical challenges, requiring balance, speed, strength and grace, Alex explained that fencing also requires strategic acumen and has been described as “chess at 100 miles an hour.” In fencing (as in chess) opponents make moves, block moves and redirect attacks to different locations. Alex has been competing in fencing competitions for years. In high school, he competed on the national circuit in North American Cups and the Junior Olympics. He received offers for athletic scholarships at multiple schools, …

100 cans for CAIN

New School Montessori (6-9) students from Sophia and Jean’s classroom celebrated their 100th day in school by challenging themselves to collect 100 cans to donate to CAIN in Northside. These 1st through 3rd graders have been counting Montessori beads since they were 3, so they were quite adept at organizing their work into units of 5 to track their progress. And the result? They surpassed their goal, contributing 139 cans to those in need.   Dr. Maria Montessori would be very proud!  .      

Kindergartners learn to marble paper

Ryonen Ignatius introduced her (3-6) art students to a technique they used with paper and acrylic paint called marbling. Students looked at samples of marbling on the colorful edges of old books and in beautifully marbled paper created by masters.   This marbling effect is similar to suminagashi which means “floating ink” where artists drop ink into water and create patterns by blowing across the surface. Confectioners also use a marbling-type technique when they drag a toothpick from one color of icing into another. The students enjoyed learning the process and: mixed the liquid starch with alum to provide a …

Remembering Mary Oliver

Hello Friends,   Last year during our 6th grade graduation ceremony I read a poem by Mary Oliver that ends, “tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” They all kind of giggled. I understood. It’s a big question. Especially for a group of super excited 12 year-olds all dressed up in ties and dresses wondering when they can meet up afterward for ice cream, unaware they are even participating in a life that is finite, wild and precious. But I couldn’t resist. It was impossible to look at them and not be filled …

Mary Oliver Remembered

Hello Friends,   Last year during our 6th grade graduation ceremony I read a poem by Mary Oliver that ends, “tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” They all kind of giggled. I understood. It’s a big question. Especially for a group of super excited 12 year-olds all dressed up in ties and dresses wondering when they can meet up afterward for ice cream, unaware they are even participating in a life that is finite, wild and precious. But I couldn’t resist. It was impossible to look at them and not be filled …

2-HR DEALY JAN 31

TNSM will be on a 2-hour delay for Thursday, Jan. 31. Doors will open for students at 10:00 am.

2-HR DELAY THURS, JAN 31

TNSM will be on a 2-hour delay for Thursday, Jan. 31. Doors will open for students at 10:00 am.