As seen in the 2018–2019 Wellan Year in Review

“I got an 87% on the Pink Tower!” Sounds absurd, right? What might that even mean? How would such a percentage score help a student understand what has yet to be learned? 

In a Montessori learning environ...

May 2019 marked an important milestone in the history of our school. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to adopt a new school name as part of a larger re-branding strategy to more fully and accurately convey the value the school offers to students and families. As...

“Following the child” is the epitome of Montessori education. As teachers, we observe students to understand and address their learning needs as individuals. Bear with me as I put on my parent hat. My home philosophy is akin to my classroom one—follow my children. It d...

Everyone learns to speak before reading. The idea that everyone learns how to speak their native language easily—because it is a natural part of their environment—is called the mother tongue. Shinichi Suzuki realized that you could also apply this approach to learning...

Have you had a chance to explore our new and improved playground this year? Your children sure have, and they are loving it! Although there were no major changes to our structures, the playground has been re-energized by the addition of a few new areas this year. Much...

Last Sunday, many families from Newton Montessori School gathered together to celebrate the Global Cardboard Challenge! It was a fantastic event full of sketching, cutting, gluing, taping, and constructing. Children came with parents, siblings, and grandparents and bro...

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another school year! Students, teachers, and parents have shared so many wonderful experiences both in and out of the classrooms. Many of us are eagerly awaiting summer with the hopes of creating more memories whil...

Caring. Curious. Confident. Community.

NMS believes that a thriving, cohesive community provides a role model for children, encouraging them to become lifelong responsible and collaborative individuals. 

Through our Y3 Student Council, Service Sundays, classroom playdate...

We all have very busy lives. Family commitments, work, kids’ schedules; personally, I can hardly keep up sometimes! With all that we have on our plates, how can we possibly fit in volunteering our time?

This is the question I would ask myself for many years. The answer...

NMS delegation posed with a friend at the American Montessori Society Conference in Denver, March 2018.

Each year, thanks to the generosity of NMS Annual Fund contributors, our school has the opportunity to send a group of at least 4 teachers to the national conference...

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