A Tribute to Anna Schwind

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Our beloved Lower Elementary Guide Anna Schwind is moving on to fill a new position at the Montessori Lab School, where she will serve as a Guide in the new Elementary classroom. While we will miss her deeply, we are also very proud of her and know she will continue to bring the magic of Montessori to so many children. On our last day of school before summer break, here is our tribute to Anna.  Continue reading “A Tribute to Anna Schwind”

Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Devi Sridhar

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Today, in our quest to feature the amazing, brilliant, and influential people who attended Montessori school as children, we feature Devi Sridhar, the youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar, author, Oxford research fellow, and professor on global health politics. Her latest book, Governing Global Health, was co-written with Chelsea Clinton (who was also a former Montessori student!).  Continue reading “Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Devi Sridhar”

Squid Dissection: A Third Year Lesson

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One of the most anticipated rites of a Montessori Third Year student is the opportunity for squid dissection. Equal parts fascinated and squeamish, the children explored all the anatomy and beauty of this fantastic creature with the help of their Guides Megan and Anna. See many wonderful photos by the talented Melinda Smith below.   Continue reading “Squid Dissection: A Third Year Lesson”

On Outdoor Work Space, and Why Your Child Needs to go Outside

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Being outside is a joy to the senses, and can do wonders for one’s mood! Here at Villa di Maria, we recognize all the major benefits of being outside, and have accommodated our children by providing lovely outdoor work environments. Read all about the benefits of children being outside in nature below! Continue reading “On Outdoor Work Space, and Why Your Child Needs to go Outside”

Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Beyoncé Knowles

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In our continuing foray into the famous, influential, and amazing people who attended Montessori school as children, today we focus on Beyoncé Knowles. Though she certainly needs no introduction, Beyoncé is one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters who has sold 100 million records worldwide, won 22 Grammy’s, and has been listed in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.  Continue reading “Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Beyoncé Knowles”