Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Beyoncé Knowles


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”

Why I Love My School: Elementary Essay Entries


At the beginning of spring, Head of School Laura Ceretti-Michelman asked interested Elementary students to write an essay explaining why they love their school, with the understanding that one of the essays would be published in the Webster-Kirkwood Times. The submissions were beautiful, touching, and sweet. Read excerpts from the submissions below.  Continue reading “Why I Love My School: Elementary Essay Entries”

Prepping for the Spring Concert


Can you believe that the Villa di Maria Spring Concert is only 9 school days away?! We certainly can’t. I was lucky enough to observe a short preview of one of the songs the Upper Elementary will be performing, and let me tell you, it’s going to be an awesome concert!  Continue reading “Prepping for the Spring Concert”

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”