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...

Each year, various departments within NMS provide experiential learning opportunities to third grade students in the form of an internship. Students are presented with a list of open positions around the school, and they select, then interview for, the role that appeal...

For Elementary students, our school’s semester-long study of Oceania culminated in the presentation of a “Walkabout.” This exposition of cultural, geographical, and historical information exploring the biomes of Australia, New Zealand, and the various islands and archi...

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life

as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” 

—Booker T. Washington

There are so many ways to measure a student’s achievements and successes—tests, grades, rubrics,...

How did people of the Inuit tribe survive the harsh arctic climate they inhabited? Where did the wind come from? How were members of the Seminole tribe impacted as settlers moved into their territory in the 1800s?

These are just some of the questions that Upper Elementa...

Did you ever think your child would be a published author before 1st grade?! Well this week the Primary Year 3 students achieved just that. As a culminating event for Writers’ Workshop the students wrote, edited, illustrated, and launched their ‘Me Books.’ The students...

Spring has finally sprung! At long last, we can shed the snow gear and enjoy more favorable weather outdoors. Spring is a wonderful time to further connect the children to nature and the outside world. Young children are so observant and fascinated by the outdoor envir...

Sawubona! Jambo! As-Salaam-Alaikum! Bonjour! Hello!

Did you know that there are an estimated 1500 – 2000 different languages spoken in Africa? This is just one of the amazing facts that Elementary students learned during our study of this diverse and fascinating contin...

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