At Wellan, Beginner students (age 15 months to 3 years) participate in yoga class once a week, gently exploring movement through various poses and activities.

The key benefits of yoga can be found in the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of its practice. Yoga prom...

There is nothing most children love more than hearing a good story. During the Primary years, children begin to develop early reading skills and can often recognize letters and words as they look through books. They also begin to connect the illustrations to the words...

Middle School students are known for their interest in “big ideas” as well as their exploration of moral and ethical questions. At this developmental stage of adolescence, students begin to dive into issues that are important to them, use data-driven research to unders...

When new Beginner students are settling into my classroom at Wellan Montessori, there are a few things we start working on immediately: mobility, grip strength, and ability to concentrate.

A child needs to be mobile to approach the shelves and carry a tray to the table...

During this time while the school building is closed and our community stays home, Wellan's beloved classroom pets have taken up residence with teachers! Once again, we asked each caretaker to interview their class pet about life at their new home, their daily routines...

During this time while the school building is closed and our community stays home, Wellan's beloved classroom pets have taken up residence with teachers! This week, we asked each caretaker to interview their class pet about life at their new home, their daily routine,...

Earlier this year, many of us made plans to pack up our suitcases and hop in a plane, train, bus, or car to take a vacation this spring. Or maybe you were planning time off to relax locally, spend time with friends, and perhaps explore a museum or a new restaurant. Wha...

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

During times of adversity, this quote by Mister Rogers has offered comfort to many children (and adults). As we lo...

Our Beginners Division Leader, Becky Alukonis, sent this message to families as a resource during the COVID-19 crisis. We wanted to share this resource and make it available to anyone looking for advice on how to talk to children about the pandemic—and any other diffic...

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