Students making choices to help the environment

New School students take responsibility for keeping their classrooms tidy. They put away their work, clean up their own spills and wipe down surfaces weekly. This year, Annex students are reducing their impact on the Earth by using cloth towels instead of paper towels  to clean their classroom. Although we have been recycling paper and plastic for years throughout the building, we’ve never recycled those heavily waxed 8 oz milk cartons. This year the question was asked, “Can our milk cartons be recycled?” Rumpke was contacted, and we found out that indeed, these lunch-sized milk cartons are on the approved list. …

“Wake” A children’s book written and illustrated by a TNSM alumni family 

Shawn Dougherty (longtime teacher at TNSM) and her daughter (TNSM alumna) Leah Busch Rockel (’96) worked together to create a children’s book that wakens the reader’s sensory experience of the outdoors through both words and imagery. It is not surprising to learn that this creative mother-daughter duo dreamed up such a beautiful book. In fact, the inspiration behind Wake originally came from one of Shawn’s dreams. In addition to teaching at The New School for decades, Shawn has also taught the Young Women Writing for (a) Change, where she helped young women find their voice and express themselves through poetry and …

Alumni Updates for Fall 2017

  Lucy Dustman (’13) and her siblings Witt and Amelia are living in Maui with their parents. Before the family left China, Lucy was awarded her middle years diploma from International Baccalaureate, scoring in the top 10% of all eligible candidates worldwide Jacob and Melinda Meazle returned to Cincinnati for a brief visit and stopped by the school to see everyone. Jacob especially enjoyed touring the building to see his old classrooms and even picked up his class’ book of fables. Jacob and his brother Jordan are doing well at their new schools in Dallas and Jacob is still playing …

6th grade gift given by 2017 graduates

TNSM 6th graders who graduated in 2017 gave a colorful gift to the school. They commissioned Spanish teacher and Rookwood Pottery artist, Ximena Flores,  to create a glass mosaic of TNSM’s colorful school logo. This fall, the mosaic was completed and placed on the wall in the new preprimary space’s West Room. We are so grateful to the graduating families for their gift to the school and of course we value the craftsmanship and care that artist, teacher and friend, Ximena Flores put into the piece.

Harvest Moon

It’s time again for our annual Harvest Moon Festival where we come together to celebrate the TNSM community! Alumni families, current families, staff and friends gather with picnic blankets and potluck favorites from many traditions. Please bring a favorite homemade dish or dessert to share. We provide plates, cups, silverware and water. For your own comfort please bring a blanket or chairs for seating on the grass and drinks of your choosing. There will be plenty of playground time for the kids. (A flashlight and sweater can be helpful as the evenings grow cooler and darker). Please join us in …

TNSM community supports Houston

We thank the TNSM community for the outpouring of donations on such short notice. Our community brought in diapers, water, clothes, money, etc, to help support those in need in Houston. Thank you, Brad Mainland, for transporting these items as you go to help the restoration efforts in Texas. Be careful and our thoughts are with you.

Our beautiful new classroom

This summer we added a new preprimay (3-6) classroom due to an ever-growing waiting list to enroll. As Cincinnati’s only Montessori school accredited by the American Montessori Society, TNSM is in high demand! Our new preprimary space (West Room) 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 …

Harvest Moon

It’s time again for our annual Harvest Moon Festival where we come together to celebrate the TNSM community! Alumni families, current families, staff and friends gather with picnic blankets and potluck favorites from many traditions. Please bring a favorite homemade dish or dessert to share. We provide plates, cups, silverware and water.  For your own comfort please bring a blanket or chairs for seating on the grass and drinks of your choosing. There will be plenty of playground time for the kids. (A flashlight and sweater can be helpful as the evenings grow cooler and darker). Please join us in …