On Freedom


“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.” –  Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

A Peek into Primary, First Thing in the Morning


We always enjoy peeking in on the Primary classrooms here at Villa di Maria! Those hard working little people are often eager to share what they are up to. This spring, they’re keeping busy with all sorts of work! Take a peek inside, below. Continue reading “A Peek into Primary, First Thing in the Morning”

Campus Revitalization: A Community Effort


This past weekend, the Villa di Maria community showed up, despite the weather threatening rain, to help beautify the campus. Parent volunteer (and former Montessori student) Michelle Peltier took some wonderful photos of the event!  Continue reading “Campus Revitalization: A Community Effort”

Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Joshua Bell


Continuing in our series of exploring the well-known, big-impact adults in our world who attended Montessori schools as children, today we feature world-renowned, Grammy-award winning violinist Joshua Bell.  Continue reading “Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Joshua Bell”

Practical Life: Bead-Stringing


Some of the simplest lessons are the most enjoyable to observe! During the Practical Life work of bead-stringing, a child builds her ability to concentrate, complete a task in a particular order, and so much more!  Continue reading “Practical Life: Bead-Stringing”