The stars, earth, stones, life of all kinds form a whole in relation with each other, and so close is this relation that we cannot understand a stone without some understanding of the great sun! 
—Maria Montessori

Understanding Cosmic Education

Cosmic Education is a term...

Growing up, I recall my mother saying to me, “I just want you to be happy.” While I appreciated her wish for me at the time, I wondered what it meant. I assumed she was hoping for me to experience a perpetual feeling akin to Merriam Webster’s definition—something like...

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...

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...

Each spring at NMS, the Elementary Expo presents a culmination of research projects created by students in first through sixth grade. The students prepare for weeks in advance—choosing a topic of interest, asking strong questions, researching to gain understanding, and...

March 15, 2018

The following open letter was featured in the Sunday, March 11, 2018 edition of The Boston Globe. Beth Black, Head of School, signed this letter along with her Head of School colleagues from 176 independent schools in New England.

An Open Letter on Behalf of Independent...

  

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.

If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

― Albert Einstein

Magic. A problem that needs solving. Good vs. Evil. Royalty. A lesson or theme. The number three—All of the...

Coding is shaping our future. The Hour of Code is an initiative that happens through code.org, a website that helps people of all ages learn how to code and program computers, laptops, and other things that are technology based. The Hour of Code is something that the 2...

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