Pinch Pots: An Upper Elementary Lesson


Working with clay is an immensely satisfying endeavor; aside from the actual resulting work, the process is enjoyable and relaxing, and a good example of hand work done in the Elementary classrooms. Here, an Upper Elementary student gives a lesson on how to make pinch pots to a group of her peers on a beautiful sunny afternoon, making use of their lovely outdoor work space.  Continue reading “Pinch Pots: An Upper Elementary Lesson”

Famous People Who Attended Montessori: David Blaine


Along the thread of circuses and magic, we wanted to explore one famous magician, illusionist, and endurance artist who just so happened to attend a Montessori school when he was young: David Blaine.  Continue reading “Famous People Who Attended Montessori: David Blaine”

Circus Night 2018!


On the first day of May, the Villa di Maria community came together for our Annual Circus Night, complete with wonderful activities for the kids (and grown ups), a wonderful show by some of the dynamic performers from Circus Harmony and a delicious dinner from Chipotle. Lots and lots of photos from the fun, below.  Continue reading “Circus Night 2018!”

Weaving: A Montessori Story


At Villa di Maria’s student art show a couple of weekends ago, no one could miss the huge loom and woven art that was presented just opposite the front door of Reese Gallery. This student-made work-in-progress was born organically within the Montessori classroom. Find out how, below.  Continue reading “Weaving: A Montessori Story”

Give STL Day!


Today is Give STL Day! If you are looking for a way to support a wonderful cause (and have a huge impact on the world’s future: our children!), today is the day to give. VdM’s Board of Trustees has generously challenged our community to raise $1,800 in 24 hours. If we accomplish this, they will match, dollar-for-dollar, each contribution made today. Find out more, below. Continue reading “Give STL Day!”