Winter Strings Concert 2019

TNSM’s Advanced Strings students showcase a practice session before their winter concert. With our full orchestra (35 members), we nearly have a packed house already as it is made up of 40% of TNSM’s current 2nd-6th graders, some alumni middle schoolers and a staff member. Please join us in celebrating the music of TNSM’s orchestra. We are thrilled to have Melissa Robinson, former NKU director of strings and TNSM parent, leading our orchestra program as she challenges and engages the children in their music.    

School House Symphony visited TNSM’s preprimary classroom

Children had a close up view as the beautiful sounds of musicians’ instruments blended together in song. The students heard each instrument alone, learning about the properties and sounds of each.  We thank School House Symphony for bringing their program to our school.  

Mysteries of the fossil record explained by U.C. professor Krista Smilek

Students in (6-9) were treated to a geology presentation by University of Cincinnati professor Krista Smilek. Professor Smilek focused on fossils which can be found in sedimentary rock. Those were the types of rocks created when layers of sediment composed of sand, silt, dead animals, leaves, plants and shells were trapped within in the layers. Cincinnati is famous for the plethora of fossils found here. During the Ordovician Period, the area where we now live was located on the Southern Hemisphere and was under water. That is why we have so many aquatic plants and animals in our fossil record.

Students created cardboard relief sculptures of what they were thankful for

Elementary students created cardboard relief sculptures, sharing some of what they are thankful for. Students were thankful for a wide variety of things including: friends, dogs, soccer, penguins, trees, eyes, books, hands, oceans, imagination, movies, spiders, music, food and more.  

Open House – Jan 26

We’re excited about our upcoming open house on Sunday, January 26 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 …

Open House – Jan 26

We’re excited about our upcoming open house on Sunday, January 26 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 …

I see trees of green, red roses too…

Hello Friends, Gratitude is a lens through which to see the world.  As our elementary families settled down into the Growing Room this morning and every window was filled with blue skies and a child’s artistic expression of gratitude, I felt my lens shift.  Then, little voices began to sing,   I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world.   Each grade stood up and reminded us of life’s simple delights.  One student shared how his cat taught him to be brave. Another …

Preprimary students learned about organs, bones and their proper placement

New School Montessori preprimary students have been studying the human body. They began with extensive study of the bones, learning name and placement of the tibia, fibula, pelvis, clavicle, teeth and skull. The students enjoyed bending their bodies and representing those movements with Q-tips. They also traced their bodies and cut and pasted the spinal cord and organs such as brain, heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach, intestines and spleen onto their paper bodies.

5th graders help with salad preparation

We offer a Food and Sustainability program that marries cooking and farming skills so that children make the connection between farm, food and table. In addition, students are taught to make nutritional choices each day, learning various protein sources available for lunch that day as well as fruit and vegetable options they can choose from. These 5th graders spent some time prepping greens and veggies for fresh salads. These students have gained a hard-won appreciation for all that is required to prepare healthy food for healthy eating.

“I contain multitudes.”

Hello Friends, This week brought snow and ice and snow pants and little gloves and hats and boots and scarves and…well, the feel of winter.  I love the way the weather moves, not just outside us in the trees and clouds, but inside of us as well.  Snow, the cold wind, and the early sunset move something within ourselves.  The seasons remind us that we are not “contained between our hats and our boots,” but are influenced by wind, light, and the visual differences that the changing weather brings.  A bare tree feels different than a lush one.  A field …