“The Hour of Code” is celebrated across the world December 5-11, 2016. ‘The Hour of Code’ was created to show that anybody can learn the basics in computer science. Learn more here. During the month of December, students in Technology … Continue reading
News and Announcements Archives
Join us at the Annual Buy Local Sale organized by West Side Middle School! You will be able to shop at attending local vendors: Construction Artifacts, Ten Thousand Villages, Klearly Krafty Occasions & Designs, Usborne Books, Broken Tree Honey and … Continue reading
When is the best time to learn a second or third language? The earlier the better, according to research. During the sensitive period for language—from birth to about age six—children learn the primary language spoken at home and school at … Continue reading
Are you interested in learning more about world language at West Side Montessori? Join us for a free language class with our language expert on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 am. Open to the public. Call to reserve your spot 419-866-1931.
The world is vast and beckons to be explored. There are discoveries to be made: places to see, food to taste, people to meet and customs to experience. Languages are a natural way to learn about the world. Children at … Continue reading
Want confident children? Give them opportunities to do for themselves. It is much more important to teach your child to put on his own coat, to hang it up when he takes it off, to use a spoon and fork … Continue reading
Join us at our School Book Fair, in the Toledo Campus library! It’s a great way to purchase new books for your family and for the school. Monday, Oct. 24: 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 am to 6 … Continue reading
When your baby cries and you rush to the rescue, your unconditional love creates a deep bond. But all too soon that sweet baby starts testing the limits – long before your 2-year-old hears you call and runs the other … Continue reading
Make sure to stop by our West Side Montessori activity area during Little Boo at the Zoo on October 21 & 22. A complete schedule of activities can be seen HERE.
In 2002, Howard Gardner, Harvard University professor of Cognition and Education, commented in an editorial in Education Week, “As a cognitive psychologist, I know that children must construct knowledge for themselves; they cannot simply be ‘given’ understanding of any important issue. This insight – shared by thousands of cognitive researchers all over the world – does not prevent legislators from calling time and again for ‘direct instruction’ or ‘drill-and-kill’ regimens.”
More than 100 years ago Dr. Maria Montessori described “the absorbent mind” of children during their first three years of life as the most critical period in each child’s brain development. Recent research reveals that babies have an innate moral code and make decisions about themselves and others from a very early age. This insight reinforces the Montessori perspective that humans have astonishing mental capacity from birth.
Montessori education allows children to learn using materials that foster independence, confidence and critical thinking. Check out the joyous reaction one of our 3-year old students experienced after completing his math work!
The Acorn to Oak class is an eight-week parent-child program designed for infants and toddlers who are not enrolled in a Montessori program. This program provides an opportunity for the adult to interact with the child as the teacher guides them … Continue reading
Supply lists, a detailed calendar, and school forms are available by using your Parent Login and clicking on the Family Access Module tab. Classroom assignments and family meeting times will be mailed August 10 to enrolled families.
Join us at our Toledo Campus three Mondays in June for a free Montessori play date! Enjoy our natural playground and explore an authentic Montessori classroom.
The Upper Elementary Ensemble and Middle School Band students will be performing various music selections for your listening enjoyment. Come enjoy the music and support our young musicians! Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm Toledo Campus Commons
Book your sitter and save the date for a groovy 70s style dance party on Saturday, May 14! Join us for a spectacular evening on Saturday, May 14, at The Premier Banquet Complex on Heatherdowns Blvd. This year’s theme is … Continue reading
Join us Tuesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. for 5Kdub! 5K’Dub is an annual 5k run/walk and family fun event that honors the memory of Karen Weeks. Karen was an admired and cherished teacher at WSM from 1988 until 2005. … Continue reading
Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13! It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading