Author: Washington Montessori School

Middle School

Washington Montessori School Is…

Some of our eighth grade students reflect on their time at Washington Montessori School, whether they started with us as toddlers in YCC or joined as Middle Schoolers.

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Montessori Matters

What’s an Affinity Space?

In a Montessori classroom, educators maintain a careful and thoughtful balance between individuals and the group as a whole. Rather than privileging one over the other, we create a space where the collective experience is heightened and strengthened by the individual contribution and identity of each child.

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Middle School

Montessori Matters in Middle School

As a new Head of School, I want to shout to the rooftops how much I appreciate WMS and what we do for children. Recently, I got to do just that with an article in Litchfield Magazine that focuses on our Middle School, which I believe to be one of the most substantive and exciting programs for young adolescents anywhere.

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Montessori

Early + Often = Forever

Through years of research and careful observation, Dr. Maria Montessori declared that education from birth to 6 was the most important in a child’s life. “Children taking in knowledge now retain it for the rest of their life,” she asserted in her book “Absorbent Mind.”

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Green Team

The Breakdown on WMS’s Composting Program

I am thrilled to report the return of WMS’s Composting Program after a hiatus due to factors beyond our control — specifically, a growing population of bears in the area and a global pandemic. A wonderful example of a student-led initiative directly benefiting our school, local community and beyond, our composting program clearly illustrates WMS’s mission for students to recognize their ability to contribute to the world in positive ways — both big and small.

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Development

$50K Matching Challenge

Our heartfelt thanks to the many of you who have made your Annual Fund gifts during our Board of Trustee matching challenge. You have sent such a positive message about the experience your children are having, and we are inspired by your trust and support.

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