Upper Elementary Photo Hike


In preparation for the upcoming student art show, the Upper Elementary students have working hard to find their perfect photographs. Last week, the students split into boy-girl groups due to a scheduling conflict. Below, photos from the boys’ group photo hike. Enjoy!

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Revolutionary War Presentation: Upper Elementary

Back in February, the Upper Elementary students were treated to a Revolutionary War presentation by Captain Roy Schmid, a Royal Regiment of Artillery. The presentation was impressive, demonstrating the sights, sounds, smells, and even the feeling of carrying a tremendous amount of equipment (as one student discovered). Below, Rebecca Callander, Upper Elementary Directress, describes the students’ interest in American history during this past school year. Continue reading “Revolutionary War Presentation: Upper Elementary”

Montessori At Home: An Infant Space


Montessori education typically starts in a school setting when a child reaches around 2 1/2 years old. However, the Montessori environment is also accessible to parents who are just starting their families! Jess Jente, Villa di Maria’s beloved P1 Assistant, who is currently on maternity leave (but returning to the classroom soon!), invited us into her home to meet her new baby boy Sam, and to share with us her infant Montessori space.  Continue reading “Montessori At Home: An Infant Space”

50 Ways of Giving: Walk for Wishes


Photo credit: Walk For Wishes Missouri

This weekend, on Saturday, April 15th, marks the 2017 Walk For Wishes event in St. Louis, which will be held at Forest Park’s Upper MUNY Lot at 8am. The Make-A-Wish Foundation works to strengthen and empower children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. All are welcome to join the VdM team for the one-mile walk, or feel free to sponsor any of the walkers with a donation.

Read more about how it all started, and we hope to see you on the Villa di Maria Walk for Wishes team. To register for the walk, click here. For more information on the Walk For Wishes, read this.