Mountaineer Montessori Message April 3, 2020

Maria Montessori did not leave us a plan for education during a global pandemic, but there is a Montessori way to look at any situation: follow the child.

That philosophy has guided us over the past three weeks .Our teachers, students and families have met this unprecedented challenge with grace, ingenuity and resiliency, creating an entirely new education system in a matter of days . We are committed to doing everything we can to continue to provide high-quality Montessori education to all our students, as well as parent support and education for every family. 

In today's Director Jennifer Carriger announces two new important resources for our school community.

  • "Parenting During a Pandemic the Montessori Way," an all-school MMS Parent University Zoom event to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Katie Ibes, our curriculum consultant and coach, and Jenny Thompson, a long time Montessori teacher and parent educator, will share strategies to support executive function and Positive Discipline tips in this special program. Ample time will be available to address specific concerns you may have at this time. Add to your calendar!

Join by phone +1 352-720-0249  (PIN: 635010358)

Katie Ibes
Jenny Thompson
  • "Together with Mountaineer Montessori School: Share. Support. Thrive." is a just-released toolkit prepared by our staff to guide and support Montessori at home. It includes practical advice for establishing a home learning environment, child development considerations, and authentic, high-quality, curriculum--aligned Montessori activities to extend education beyond the classroom walls. Copies are available free of charge on our website.

Over the past few weeks, we've learned that Montessori schools never "close" because Montessori is an aid to life and a way of life--much more than a building or even the beautiful manipulative materials found in the classroom

“What is really important is meeting children as they are and where they are and providing the support and inspiration they need to develop to their fullest potential, says Jennifer. These two new resources are designed to help all of us serve the child in the days ahead.

As always, we are grateful for your patience, support and understanding as we sustain our mission in face of our "new normal."

Connect with MMS!

MMS faculty and families are sharing lessons, activities and supporting each other on a new Facebook group created just for us. We are amazed by the wonderful content you have posted! Thank you!!

(As a reminder, this FB group is not a replacement for the lessons and activities you receive from your child's teachers, but an optional forum for connecting.)

MMS Families and Faculty : ask to join now