“Love many things, for therein lies true strength…”

Last week, New School Montessori students participated in our walkathon.  It was a beautiful day, and everyone (staff, students, parents) joined together to celebrate our community.  Our upper and lower elementary students cheered on our primary children as they did a final lap around our blooming campus.  The new trees we planted over the summer are budding, and all the spring blossoms are brightening up our grounds. Everywhere I turn I see such inspiring examples of discovery and joyful learning.  Pictured here are kindergartners showing a mural of the Great Barrier Reef after having fallen in love with a book …

Pancake Breakfast May 11, 8:30-11:30

For the past few years on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, we’ve enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes, fruit and turkey sausage served by TNSM students. It’s a great opportunity to visit with friends, alumni, neighbors and other TNSM staff and parents while also enjoying a fabulous art show of students’ work. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7/ person or $25/ family.

Students study various properties of sound

For the students’ unit on sound, they poured different amounts of water in cylinders to see how the amount of liquid affected the pitch.   To feel the vibrations created by sound, each student made a kazoo from a plastic straw. Students also experimented with sound by talking into a can connected to another by a string. When the string was taut, the sound vibrated across the string and carried the sound to a waiting ear.   One can make a noise with a moistened finger drawn around the rim of a glass because the vibrations of the glass are …

The Great Barrier Reef’s Fan Club

The kindergartners made and labeled a mural of the Great Barrier Reef after falling in love with a book they read about it. Their teachers marveled at the details the students remembered and drew for the mural.   .    .   

Students create works inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s creations

New School Montessori elementary art teacher, Robin Hartmann, introduced her students to the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. Andy creates art from found objects in nature, and Robin’s students designed their own interpretations using objects from nature found in our Elementary Woods.

Students study simple machines

For the rest of the school year, students in 4th-6th grade will focus on simple machines in their physical science lessons with teacher Nancy Buchman. Students began their study by sorting pictures of everyday objects into the 6 different categories of simple machines. Lever Wheel and axle Pulley Inclined plane Wedge Screw

Shakespeare Club performed Romeo and Juliet

Throughout the week, New School Montessori 4th, 5th and 6th graders performed a 25-minute version of William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” for numerous audiences. Since September, these student actors have been studying and practicing in their after-school Shakespeare club. They have worked with their club leaders, Jeff Groh and Laura Slanker, and have also dug deep into their characters by exploring the story with visiting actors from The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. After one of the students’ performances, Ken and Carol Adelman (grandparents of 3 TNSM students) discussed the play with New School elementary children. Ken and Carol lead a …

Students learn about inclined planes

New School Montessori students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade studied inclined planes with teacher Nancy Buchman. An inclined plane is inclined at an angle to the horizontal. That angle of incline can be measured and loads or weights can be recorded and pulled up the incline with a measurable force. One can also note how the angle of the incline and friction play a part in the forces required to transport items up or down an incline.  

Walkathon 2019

Students and parent volunteers are invited to walk on a course through TNSM’s campus to raise important funds for the New School Montessori. Students will receive pledges from friends and family for their time spent walking. Click here to sponsor a student.  

A Montessori Kitchen

Our Food Philosophy We believe that the education of the whole child is carried through to nutrition.  To that end, we empower our children with the understanding of how food fuels our bodies and teach them to make healthy choices for themselves.  We provide a hot, nutritious, varied and sugar-free meal every day.  We recognize the connections between plate, planet, people and culture and know that the love and thought put into the preparation of our food is experienced by students and staff. This summer, we are renovating our school’s kitchen. In addition to updating the appliances, hood and kitchen surfaces, we …