Blog

Welcome to The Montessori School's Blog! Written by various staff members, content shared here is one of the many ways to stay connected to the staff and happenings at both our locations.

Every Tree Has a Story

Recently we put out a call to current families, alumni, and friends of TMS to donate a tree in support of our brand new Elementary building that will be opening this fall. Our hope is to build a beautiful, lively outdoor environment for our students and also to treat...

Written by Mary Cox on May 24, 2019 with 0 comments.

Developing an Outdoor Learning Environment and the Benefits

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” – Maria Montessori   Spend a few minutes near a wildflower garden with a child and you’ll observe how the marvels of nature  inevitably captivate and engross the child. In a...

Written by Jessica Hagen on May 21, 2019 with 1 comments.

Bilingual Education: Our Model and Why it Works

By Mary Cox, with contributions from Lee Sanchez Walking into our Richland campus, you will see the students receiving lessons in math, literacy, music, and much more. The lessons are, of course, following the Montessori method, but would otherwise appear pretty...

Written by Mary Cox & Lee Sanchez on May 9, 2019 with 0 comments.

Teaching Body Safety at Home

Spring is here and with the change of seasons, comes different needs of the child. One area we pay close attention to every spring is body safety. Curiosity about the body and gender differences are all extremely developmentally-normal topics for children. Children...

Written by Ann Pilzner on April 18, 2019 with 0 comments.

The Montessori School Goes Green

Sustainability is inherent in the Montessori approach to education.  Our approach is whole systems thinking based on the relationship between the living and non-living worlds.  The emphasis on values, paired with action underlies the forming of our children as...

Written by Susan Atkinson on January 18, 2019 with 0 comments.

Renovations Begin at The Montessori School’s New Building

Internal demolition began on our newly acquired building today! An official media release regarding these exciting changes at our Kalamazoo campus is included below. Feel free to share and reach out to me with any questions. Peace,  Ann Renovations Begin at The...

Written by Ann Pilzner on January 14, 2019 with 0 comments.

All-Year Montessori Classroom Offered at The Montessori School 

News of the new All-Year Montessori program at The Montessori School’s Kalamazoo campus is now public!  I invite you to read and share the following media release on social media and with anyone interested in learning more about our school and its offerings. Feel free...

Written by Ann Pilzner on January 10, 2019 with 0 comments.

WWMT Featured Richland’s Bilingual Program

Jorge Rodas from WWMT Channel 3 visited our Richland campus to do a feature on the new bilingual program. We are thrilled to be able to share this awesome program with the community! Our Richland students and staff made us proud in the process, too! This content was...

Written by Ann Pilzner on September 14, 2018 with 0 comments.

The Montessori School to Offer Bilingual Program at Richland Campus

News of the new bilingual program at The Montessori School’s Richland campus is now public! We shared this exciting news with our school community a few days ago and are now officially sharing the news with the Kalamazoo and Richland communities at large as well. I...

Written by Ann Pilzner on July 19, 2018 with 0 comments.

The Montessori School Expands Kalamazoo Campus

The Montessori School’s Kalamazoo campus expansion is going public! While this exciting news has been known in our school community for some time, we are now officially sharing the news with the Kalamazoo community at large as well. I invite you to read and share the...

Written by Ann Pilzner on May 22, 2018 with 0 comments.

The Montessori School Plans Earth Day Activities

The Montessori School is planning its annual Earth Day activities for Friday, April 20. I invite you to read and share the following media release on social media and with anyone interested in learning more about our school. As always, feel free to reach out to...

Written by Ann Pilzner on April 16, 2018 with 0 comments.

The Montessori School Adds Sixth-Year Program

The Montessori School’s addition of a sixth-year program is going public! While news of this exciting addition to our offerings has been known in our school community for some time, we are now officially sharing the news with the Kalamazoo community at large as...

Written by Ann Pilzner on March 1, 2018 with 0 comments.