An Introduction to Practical Life

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We hope you are enjoying your summer break so far, and especially lately, that you are finding ways to stay cool! For the remainder of the summer, be sure to check in weekly as we will cover some “introduction to” topics, designed for those who are new to Montessori or have children entering a Primary classroom this coming fall. Today, we discuss an introduction to practical life in the primary classroom.  Continue reading “An Introduction to Practical Life”

Graduate Highlight: Kat


For the last speech (minus one graduate, who opted out of sharing his speech here, which we completely respect), sixth year graduate Kat shares her educational experiences thus far, and how she found her niche among the VdM community. Enjoy her words below! Continue reading “Graduate Highlight: Kat”

Graduate Highlight: Julia


“My life is like a building. It is strong and tall in spirit. Villa di Maria has helped me construct myself into who I am today, and who I will be tomorrow.”

Julia’s speech was full of gratitude and the comparison of her life so far to act of building a structure. Enjoy the full speech below! Continue reading “Graduate Highlight: Julia”

Graduate Highlight: Emily


For those of you who know Emily, you can imagine that her speech was as unique as she was. If only we could see it instead of read it, I guarantee from her Directress Rebecca that the effect would be full “Emily.” Below, her heartfelt speech. Continue reading “Graduate Highlight: Emily”

Graduate Highlight: Luke


We are halfway through our graduate highlights, in which we share with you the wonderful, funny, and delightful speeches of the most recent sixth year graduates from Villa di Maria. Hard to believe it is already July, and in just a short couple of months, these amazing kids will be moving on to the next phase. We hope you have enjoyed the speeches so far. Below, Luke’s memories of his favorite lessons, plus a few funny stories from his time here at VdM. Enjoy! Continue reading “Graduate Highlight: Luke”