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Booklist: Chapter Books

Whether your four or five-year-old is ready for some longer read-alouds at bedtime, or your elementary-aged child has discovered the wonder of reading to themselves and cannot get enough, this special book list has you covered.  The following chapter books are... Read More

Montessori Basics: Sensitive Periods

 “A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods.  These are like a beam that lights interiorly or a battery that furnishes energy.  It is this sensibility which enables a child to come in contact with the external world... Read More
Montessori Basics: A Montessori Mini-Dictionary

Montessori Basics: A Montessori Mini-Dictionary

Dr. Maria Montessori created her methodology over a century ago, and those of us who study her work and practice her ideas know it really works for children, even all these years later.  Like any specialized approach or body of work, Montessori education... Read More
Montessori Basics: What is Grace and Courtesy?

Montessori Basics: What is Grace and Courtesy?

As you learn more about your child’s Montessori education, you will hear the phrase grace and courtesy commonly used.  You may be wondering what that means in a Montessori classroom, and why we go out of our way to identify it as something special. Simply put,... Read More
Open to All! MCS Science Night – May 4

Open to All! MCS Science Night – May 4

  Once a year, the local community comes together for “Science Night” to enjoy two hours of free, fun, hands-on science activities for children of all ages, parents, grandparents and the general public. Exhibitors come from all over the greater Santa Barbara area... Read More
Chores: They’re Good for Your Kids!

Chores: They’re Good for Your Kids!

Do you remember doing chores when you were growing up?  For some of us, we remember them as a negative consequence.  For others, we never had them and it took us a while to learn how to do them as adults.  Still, others remember helping out around the... Read More
MCS Jogathon is April 26th

MCS Jogathon is April 26th

Montessori students, staff and parents are ready to Run Our Socks Off at our 2019 Jogathon on Friday, April 26th! Our theme this year is Crazy Socks and our whole community is excited to put on their wildest, silliest, most colorful socks and run, jog or walk to... Read More