Category Archive - Head of School

Stem and Montessori

For those of us that have been in education a long time, we have witnessed many passing fads regarding education, including whole language, No Child Left Behind, constructivism, common core and now STEM. While all of these trends have very wonderful qualities, the benefits of Montessori’s tried and true, 100 year old proven system is truly summarized in this article. My favorite quote is, “no matter how strong your math…

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27 kids Celebrating Wellness!

With a grant from the Healthy Kids Initiative, Hilltop Montessori School has kicked off another new health initiative this year in the form of a “Hilltop Health Club”, which is an opportunity for their students to celebrate being healthy in mind, body and spirit! The first Hilltop Health Club meeting was a tremendous success as 27 students, ranging in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, opted to stay after school for…

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The best is yet to come! A lot has happened in the last twenty years since Cindi sat at her kitchen table, picking out the Montessori materials she would place in her first preschool classroom at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A year after that, Cindi approached me about joining her and offering a lower elementary classroom and I have to say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. There were…

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