Parents often remark that NMS teachers have a magical power for getting children to listen. There may be some “magic” that comes with being in a school community that helps with listening, but teachers also have built up their own toolboxes for communicating with stude...

Electronic music plays.

A hand signal counts down: three, two, one . . . now!  

“Welcome to The NMS Listener. In this segment we’re going to hold a debate about co-ed sports . . .”

With these words students began recording a series of segments for a podcast they created d...

December 13, 2018

At some point in our lives, most of us have probably experienced anxiety about reading aloud to a group. It can be especially nerve-wracking for young friends who are still working on expanding their vocabulary and speaking out to their peers. In that moment, what we n...

As we enter the first week of December and temperatures begin to drop, the Umbrella Programs Team is brainstorming all sorts of creative indoor activities for our students. An online resource we often use for inspiration is called 'The Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio'...

“It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent. The exalting feeling of being sufficient to oneself comes as 
revelation.” —Maria Montessori

Applying the Montessori approach at home means in...

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the pace of life seems to have already increased exponentially! During this time, it is easy to be swept up in the festivities and all of the extras that come along with them—gifts, parties, and special activities, just to n...

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...

“My personality types are enterprising, artistic, and social; one of my top three skills is making scrambled eggs; and I bet Mr. Steve would be a great reference for me.” —NMS 3rd Grader

Comments such as this one abound during the launch of the Lower Elementary Yea...

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...

Beginner classrooms are looking forward to our annual Halloween celebration. Students and teachers (and hopefully some parents!) will dress in costume and enjoy some light refreshments in their respective classrooms. “Hidden” around the classroom will be individual goo...

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