One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One of Italy’s first female doctors, Montessori applied her training as a scientist to teaching children in new ways. She upended conventional thinking about education by, among other thin...

Three-year-old Rowan Boudreaux counted beads of different colors held together on little metal chains. He said each number out loud, getting very excited when he reached 8. Then he found a wooden piece hanging nearby with the number 8 written on it and a small metal hook next to it. He hung the chain of 8 beads on the No. 8 hook and moved on to his...

Leaders at St. Joseph School in Mandan hope that starting a Montessori program to offer a more hands-on approach to education will boost student enrollment, just as it did for Christ the King School across town. “For decades, we just haven’t really seen an influx in our school,” said the Rev. Josh Waltz of St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is conne...

When Montessori ONE Academy's Nido (pronounced nee-doe) opens in June 2019, it will be the third of four unique Montessori projects developed along Holly Avenue NE. The first Montessori project developed along Holly Avenue NE was Montessori ONE Academy's preschool program. Built in 2007, Montessori ONE Academy became, and is still, Albuquerque's on...

My daughter came home from school one day with a piece of black yarn taped to her shirt. I started to worry. It was our first week sending our kids to a public Montessori school, and while I knew a bit about the educational model, the mildly ominous symbol raised a question that I know other parents have asked before: Is this some kind of cult? I c...

Maria, a beautiful and young Italian woman, stood at the doorway of her future — one of Italy’s medical schools — eagerly waiting to enter, only to be greeted by unfriendly students and professors, muttering, “Che vergogna,” for shame! Why the fuss? Well, it was once an all-male school, and now it was not! For young Maria Montessori, it was such an...

Greenpoint is receiving a new school — just not the one residents thought they were getting. While plans for a public school slated to be built near a toxic Superfund site have stalled, one resident is opening up a different type of institution in the neighborhood. Greenpoint Montessori, located at 288 McGuinness Blvd., is set to open its doors to...

Imparare una lingua straniera è un processo lento, impegnativo e difficile. Malgrado ciò, un insegnante creativo che organizza le sue lezioni in modo da coinvolgere gli studenti può rendere l’apprendimento della nuova lingua facile per tutti gli studenti. Il coinvolgimento in classe vale più di molte letture e ripetizioni perché gli studenti impara...

In the early 1970s, Montessori education was largely unheard of in Montana and completely nonexistent in institutional form. But a group of parents in the Flathead Valley had come across the educational method elsewhere and wondered whether they could bring it to Northwest Montana. Not much pointed to Kalispell as an obvious launching point for thi...

South Carolina's public school system has become a national leader in Montessori education, apparently because it embraced such schools early on. The Palmetto State has more public Montessori programs than any state except California, according to a new report from the Riley Institute at Furman University. As of 2016, South Carolina had 7,402 stude...