Becoming REALLY Real…

Villa di Maria Head of School, Laura Ceretti-Michelman snapped these photos on campus today and shared that the Primary children were absolutely mesmerized by the site preparation.  As a tree went down, they all screamed, “Nooooooo!”  So hard to watch some of our beauties be removed to make room for the new buildings. The Elementary children were also watching the action.   Continue reading “Becoming REALLY Real…”

Cooking with Your Child


Shared by Mrs. Sophie Andre, Lower Elementary Assistant and mom of Lynne, a new VdM Primary student:

The kitchen is probably one of the most enticing places in the house for a child who is discovering the world. Our anxiety and fear in letting children explore this place probably makes it even more mysterious and desirable.  Think about it- all those curious, mysterious tools you can push, turn, twist, and cut paired with all those smells, all those sounds, all those colors.  Where else can you explore and experience so many things at once? Continue reading “Cooking with Your Child”



Hope each and every one of you has a smooth first day of school and an incredibly positive experience this 2016-2017 school year!

Enjoy the back-to-school celebration photos! Continue reading “WELCOME BACK!”

Inside…? Outside…?

Our Upper El contingency, pondering... Our Upper El contingency, pondering…

Oh, you most extraordinarily-passionate, super-starrish Villa di Maria staff members,
What are you MOST looking forward to for the upcoming school year both…

1.  INSIDE the classroom (or on campus)?
2.  OUTSIDE of Villa di Maria Montessori School?
Continue reading “Inside…? Outside…?”

New Families Officially “Oriented”


A handful of staff snapshots to share from our successful New-Family-Orientation night on Wednesday!  Much appreciation sent out to all who attended, and we are literally counting down the minutes for the start of school!

We’ll see you ALL Friday eve for our Back-to-School celebration where we’ll kick off the 2016-2017 school year VdM style!