“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” -Dr. Montessori Happiness is tricky, right? We want it for our children, but we also know that happiness alone is not the goal. If we strove only for happy children we would free our children from any discomfort. But the grit … Continue reading “Happiness and Learning…”
Montessori offers such a full and complete education to children. One prime example of what Montessori offers children can be seen in that the pedagogy naturally supports the development of executive functions. In this post, we’ll take a look at executive functions, touching lightly on some of the ways Montessori classrooms support their development. More … Continue reading “Executive Functions… (Part 1: Introduction)”
Perhaps the most profound aspects of Montessori education are those that we do not see. Montessori nourishes our children’s very character. Our hope is that, well nourished, our children will develop a sense of justice and a true understanding of peace. In celebration of The International Day of Peace, Anna Schwind offers the following for … Continue reading “On Peace…”
Our stellar Head of School, Mrs. Laura Ceretti-Michelman, delivered the official State of Villa di Maria Address Thursday eve with a follow-up recap at Friday morning’s parent coffee.