Annual Giving 2019-20

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 …

The power of story

Hello Friends, Last week we took our (9-12) students to Camp Ernst to have fun, take risks, and set some goals for the year. During one of the activities, students were asked to write down and illustrate where they would like to be in 9 months. Students shared their goals, challenges, and hopes for the school year. One student was struggling as he was writing down and illustrating his thoughts. His illustration wasn’t turning out the way he wanted.  To you and me, it looked pretty darn good, but to him it wasn’t perfect. And because it wasn’t perfect, he …

Bubble-making at its finest!

Making bubbles is a great exercise for the classroom. As students follow the directions for the work, they are learning to refine order, concentration, independence and coordination. Wringing out the sponge strengthens fingers and is great practice for refining fine motor control. These practical life works involve many-step processes of measuring the amount of soap to add, using the whisk to stir air into the mix, wringing out the sponge, wiping down an area on the floor and the work even includes steps to clean up the work so it’s ready for the next friend!

2013 Alumni share future plans

Congratulations to 2013 New School Montessori Alumnae: Shelby Ewing and Maia Kiniyalocts for being honored as CPS valedictorians and to Ben Halsted, Marcus Goodman and Shelby Ewing for being named as National Merit Scholars.   Aiden Clancy Aiden graduated from Clark Montessori High School where he was active in the school’s steel drum band and soccer team (junior varsity and varsity soccer) from 7th through 12th grade. He worked as a Lunken Flight Training Center employee for 3 years and has been involved in flight school for 2 years. Aiden’s interests outside of flying include rock climbing, mountain biking and …

Food and sustainability report, Johnny Appleseed Day and more

Food and Sustainability teacher, Beth Canarie, is delighted to have weeded garden beds and new mulch. She sends a huge thank you to all the parents and children who came out for our fall cleanup day. Students have completed a late planting of parsley, kale, basil and dill for Chef Audrey to use in the delicious home-cooked lunches she prepares for us each day. As a school, we are composting to create nutrient-rich soil for our garden and all levels are learning about the science behind gardening. Preprimary students read a book with Beth about roots and seeds and had …

Preprimary students were concentrating on sewing

Kindergartners worked on sewing a running stitch. Their concentration was incredible and their work, beautiful! The children, who normally like to chat while they work, were nearly silent for 30 minutes. Once they got the hang of sewing, they were able to add a little chatter back in to their sewing circle!  

Peace Like a River for International Day of Peace

New School Montessori 1st-3rd graders created a peace sign with their bodies and shared a peace-filled message in their song. Please join them in celebrating the International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept 21. May we all work for peace in our daily lives with others.      

The Me Museum – Rotating exhibits

Museum goers will be thrilled to know that The New School Montessori’s Me Museum had its first visiting collection brought in by TNSM’s director, Jeff Groh. Each week, New School non-nappers learn about each other through the items and stories they bring to share during their Me Museum time. This week was Jeff’s week, and the children were very attentive to what he shared. The non-nappers particularly loved hearing about Jeff’s unique wedding ceremony in Africa where he and his wife wore traditional native wedding cloths. They also liked seeing Jeff’s baby tooth that was kept since he was seven …

“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” Faulkner

What a truly awesome week! Our new Food and Sustainability teacher, Beth Canarie, met with the first inaugural group in our beautiful Montessori kitchen. The students shucked sweet corn and peeled pears donated from local farmer and TNSM grandparent, Merrill Fuller. AND, as a reminder that new ideas can sometimes come from forgotten old ideas, we stumbled upon an old photo of the same table top being used in the kitchen with students from nearly 40 years ago! From farm to table to classrooms we are committed to connecting our students to the earth and her beautiful gifts. Lastly,  alumni …

Open House – Oct 13

We’re excited about our upcoming open house on Sunday, October 13 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 …