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Observation is learning!

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For the child, observation is vital to learning everything. We think of learning as happening when a child begins school, or as something that is the result of direct instruction and explanation. Learning instead happens constantly. Observation is learning, and …
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The 8 Senses We Use to Teach a Montessori Child!


The signature of the Montessori method is teaching the child through all of the senses. You won’t find much worksheet or flashcard time in one of our classrooms–they just don’t stimulate the kind of learning we know works best. Instead, …
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Peace in the Montessori Classroom!

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“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.” Maria Montessori Montessori recognized children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of humankind. In order to bring about a world of peace and tolerance, where war …
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Montessori 101 with Lynn Fisher

Montessori 101

What is The Secret of Childhood that Montessori teachers know? Lynn Fisher will unravel the mystery of Montessori theory and practice. Parents will understand why we say “Better Method. Amazing Outcomes.”
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

  • Meet Our Graduates

    West Side Montessori graduates exude compassion and will change the world.

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