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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  A Book List

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Book List

One of MCS’s core values is “Respect for All.” An integral aspect of Montessori education is its focus on cultural studies and peace education. In the classrooms, we model and advance the ideals of peace, equity, cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion. Reading... Read More
150 Years: A Montessori Book List for Adults

150 Years: A Montessori Book List for Adults

This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the year to celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Check back often for more posts that reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education. Whether you are looking for original... Read More
What is Montessori education?

What is Montessori education?

What is Montessori education? For more than a century now, the child-focused approach that Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, developed for educating children has been transforming schools around the globe. As soon as you enter a classroom, you know that... Read More
Who is Maria Montessori?

Who is Maria Montessori?

On August 31st, Montessori Center School will join Montessori schools around the world to honor Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday. Who is Maria Montessori? Maria Montessori was a trailblazer, peacemaker, and icon and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one... Read More

Montessori Terminology

Dr. Maria Montessori introduced many new terms and concepts to describe how children grow and learn. The following is a list of terms you may encounter as you learn about the Montessori method of education. Absorbent mind – From birth through approximately age 6,... Read More
Montessori at Home: A How-To Guide For Parents

Montessori at Home: A How-To Guide For Parents

Most people have heard of Montessori education programs, but many don’t realize that Montessori’s theories are also concepts you can successfully incorporate at home. By making a few changes to your home environment, you can actually help encourage your... Read More
Peace Education – Montessori Resources

Peace Education – Montessori Resources

Dr. Maria Montessori worked tirelessly for global peace and received three nominations for a Nobel Peace Prize. Montessori strongly believed that the path to peace lies in the education we give to our children. Dr. Montessori met Mahatma Gandhi in London in 1931.... Read More

Montessori Materials Explained

“Practice makes permanent.” “Nothing goes into the mind that does not first go through the hands.” – Dr. Maria Montessori On this #MontessoriMonday, we continue our discussion about our unique Montessori materials. Montessori Center School has been providing... Read More
Summer Reading Suggestions – Upper Elementary

Summer Reading Suggestions – Upper Elementary

Here are some suggestions for children ages 9-12 to get them started on some summer reading! Titles are hyperlinked with a link to purchase. Turtle Boy by: Evan Wolkenstein Seventh-grader Will’s Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill... Read More