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What’s In a Pumpkin?

What’s In a Pumpkin?

Halloween is right around the corner… If your family celebrates this holiday, your child is likely thinking about costumes and candy, while you’re probably thinking of ways to keep the evening fun without a total sugar overload.  Whether or not you participate in... Read More
Montessori and Competition

Montessori and Competition

You may have noticed that in Montessori schools, we do not typically encourage competition between children.  Our lack of traditional grading is one obvious marker of this approach, but you will notice that the lack of peer competition threads itself pretty much... Read More
Creativity and Innovation in Montessori

Creativity and Innovation in Montessori

As we move into an unpredictable future it is becoming more and more apparent that we need to foster creativity and innovation in children rather than expect them to conform to predetermined standards.  Montessori education has been doing this for over a hundred... Read More
Montessori and Nature

Montessori and Nature

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” Maria Montessori We all know spending time outdoors is good for our kids, but what did Maria Montessori have to say about it?  What can we do as parents to support our children’s... Read More
Montessori Basics: Freedom within Limits

Montessori Basics: Freedom within Limits

“Freedom within limits” is a phrase often used by Montessorians. What do they mean and what does that look like? Read on to find out… The Myth: Montessori schools let children do whatever they want. The children just play all day and the teachers don’t teach.... Read More

MCS has a new look!

[Show thumbnails] Exciting news! As part of our strategic planning process this year, MCS is pleased to announce our new brand identity, which includes a refreshed logo, emblem, colors, and slogan.   Our distinctive branding seeks to present MCS as a... Read More
Booklist – Fabulous Fall Titles

Booklist – Fabulous Fall Titles

Throughout the year we like to provide you with a timely booklist to inspire daily reading at home.  This month we focus on fun fall books. Between falling leaves and ripening pumpkins, what’s not to love about autumn? Our Librarian, Anne Curtin, shares a list of... Read More
Math Fact Memorization: Montessori & Current Research

Math Fact Memorization: Montessori & Current Research

When someone starts talking about the memorization of math facts, people tend to have strong opinions.  We all had a variety of experiences as children ourselves, and those experiences coupled with notions of best practices in education can cause heated... Read More
Montessori Basics: The Prepared Environment

Montessori Basics: The Prepared Environment

One of the most important elements of any Montessori classroom is the prepared environment.  Montessori educators put great effort and intention into making sure the classroom environment is organized in such a way that it invites children to learn and aids in... Read More
5 Time Savers for Your Morning Routine

5 Time Savers for Your Morning Routine

The slow, easy pace of summer is rapidly drawing to a close.  Everyone tends to have mixed feelings about going back to school; the prospect of seeing friends, learning, and getting back into the regular routine are all enticing, but the loss of the magic of... Read More