On a designated Saturday morning in November, Montessori School parents, children, staff, and alumni gather to care for our school grounds. Over the years, in addition to planting bulbs and preparing garden beds for winter, we’ve built simple stone walls, helped construct our play yard and worked on our brick labyrinth.
This is a fun, meaningful and physically robust way for us to gather as a community and work together. In addition to the joy of sharing work for our school we love, many dollars in maintenance fees are saved thanks to the children and parents and their brushes, rakes, hoes and heartiness.
Each month, Montessori students gather to share aspects of classroom work. This can include musical presentations, poetry, original stories, skits, research projects and joys of new languages learned.
These Gatherings are a wonderful way for the children to come together with their extended Montessori community and also offer natural and comfortable opportunities for informal "performance," for practicing audience attention and offering admiration and respect to all.
Outreach is a cornerstone of our School’s philosophy and our Montessori community. From the earliest years, children naturally wish to extend themselves to others in gracious, loving ways.
- As they grow, the desire to expand ways of service begins to grow as well.
- Acts of kindness within the school naturally lead to extensions beyond our walls.
- Our community participates in an abundance of child and school community inspired and outreach initiatives.
- Meaningful outreach experiences give our children opportunities to become constructive, compassionate participants in the well-being of others.
Spanning all levels, from our youngest preschool age children through Middle School, our students have the compassion and desire to impact the world in meaningful ways.