News and Announcements Archives

Aug 30

Understanding Toddlers


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 … Continue reading

Aug 29

Save the date for Montessori University

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Parents are invited to attend an evening of learning with our Montessori-certified teachers. We encourage you to join other West Side parents to explore Montessori in your child’s classroom and beyond. Two sessions will be held at both the Toledo … Continue reading

Jul 06

Montessori Math is Amazing!


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!

Jul 06

Register today for our award-winning parent-child classes!

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

Jul 06

Back to School Information


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.

May 25

Montessori Mondays are back!

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  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.

May 12

Spring Band and Ensemble Concert

Just a friendly reminder—– The Spring Band and Ensemble Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. Your student should arrive no later than 6:45pm, with their music and instrument, to the Commons.

May 10

Ensemble and Band Performance May 17 at 7 p.m.

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  

May 05

RSVP today for West Side 75!

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

May 05

Join us for family fun at our 5K run!

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

Apr 27

Celebrate World Language Week!

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

Apr 07

Muffins with Moms – May 3


Students in levels 1-8 and their Moms (or special friends) are invited to join us for Muffins with Mom on Tuesday, May 3, in the Toledo Campus Commons.

Mar 21

Cell Phones For Soldiers


Do you have lots of old cell phones lying around your house? Starting today (March 18) you can donate your old cell phones to U.S. soldiers by placing them in the box in the main lobby in the west building. The … Continue reading

Mar 17

We Are So Lucky…


We are lucky to have such a wonderful community!

Mar 08

Reminder: No School March 10-14


A reminder about this week’s schedule: Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences this week, there are NO EXTRACURRICULAR CLASSES on Tuesday, March 8 or Wednesday, March 9. Music lessons will be held as scheduled. NO SCHOOL on Thursday, March 10 NO SCHOOL and NO CHILD CARE … Continue reading

Mar 07

Are You Ready for the Spring Fundraiser on May 14?


  We are going to party like it’s 1975… so slide on those eight-inch platform shoes; slip into some psychedelic purple polyester bell bottoms; and take back the night with one of our very own West Side Montessori dads and … Continue reading

Mar 04

Destination Imagination Teams Successful at Regional Tournament


Congratulations to all the West Side students who participated at the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27. I’m Exploding With Ideas (above) won first place in the scientific challenge, In Plain Sight. The team now advances to the state … Continue reading

Mar 02

Usborne Book Fair Begins Monday


There are still time slots available to help at next week’s book fair. To volunteer, please visit the Book Fair sign-up sheet or contact Ashley Christen at

Feb 29

Let’s Celebrate 109 Years of Montessori Education!

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In celebration of Montessori Education Week (Feb. 29-March 4), we decided to take a look back as our Montessori community takes a BIG step forward!

Feb 27

Auction Committee Seeking Donations

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Thank you to generous families who have already donated items for our children’s baskets. Our guests love to walking out of the event winning auction items for their children! Can you help us create baskets for our guest to bid on by donating an … Continue reading

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