The Only Accredited Montessori School in the Toledo-Area

UE GardeningYou’ve heard about the Montessori method. You may have even read about it. But the only way to understand it is to see it in action, firsthand. West Side Montessori has been a child development leader for over 35 years with academic programs for toddlers, preschoolers, Kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.

Discover the West Side Montessori difference. West Side Montessori is a private school that meets or exceeds the State of Ohio curricula requirements for K-8 and is the only Toledo-area Montessori school accredited by the American Montessori Society.

Sign up for our ePackets to watch West Side Montessori lesson videos, learn more about our programs and hear what parents and students say about our school. Make an appointment to tour and observe classrooms at any of our two school campuses serving the communities of Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Maumee, Southeast Michigan, and surrounding areas.

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What makes the Montessori method different from traditional methods? Watch this video for a great illustration.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin discuss their experience as Montessori students.

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Spring Means Soccer and Rain Showers!

04.16 Spring means soccer and rain showers! Get your West Side Montessori folding chairs and umbrellas to show your school spirit and meet your seasonal needs. Read full story »

WSM Newsletter: Spring Showers Call For A WSM Umbrella

04.14 Spring means soccer and rain showers so get your West Side Montessori folding chairs and umbrellas to show your school spirit and meet your seasonal needs! Sale begins today and runs through May 2. Details on how to place an order can be found in this week’s newsletter Read full story »

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The Spirit of Giving

10.27 Cultivating the spirit of giving in children at an early age is important because it fosters a sense of belonging and self-worth. Very young children want to help. Encouraging them in simple acts of kindness such as bringing mommy a … Read full story »

Who Should Take The Time Out? Part II

10.14 Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 29, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and has … Read full story »

Who Should Take The Time Out?

09.23 Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 1, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and … Read full story »