We've been reflecting on the last few weeks of school and we keep coming back to the same thought: There's just such a sweet spirit here! So much so that this old hymn keeps coming to my mind. For those of you not familiar with it, here are some of the lyrics and a link to listen to one version of it. It's truly a gift when you feel peace in every classroom with all the students and teachers. There is something very special about a sweet spirit and something to cherish. In a world full of turmoil, we have found a safe haven: a place where we value one another, where we are thankful for our many blessings, and where we put our trust in the creator. 2020 may be a tough year, but we are in it together. There's something about going through adversity together that changes your perspective and strengthens those bonds. Our love of community and of learning has sustained us. From ... Read More about Making School A Safe Haven
Providence: Christian Montessori Community engages all areas of our mission in celebrating culture diversity. As Christians, we love our neighbor as ourselves, as Montessorians, we understand and study the beauty of the human experience all over the globe, and as a Community we honor the backgrounds and differences that each family brings to the school. We want to share with you what that looks like to give you better understanding: First, we try to prepare the environment by having various ethnicities and races represented. This has been a priority for our school from the beginning. We feel the greatest way to increase understanding is to build trusting relationships with people of various backgrounds so students learn that people have far more important similarities than outward differences, and that differences are something to learn and appreciate. Secondly, we have an ... Read More about Cultural Diversity is Honored.
We have been so blessed to share Montessori education to leaders from various parts of Kenya and Uganda in March of this year. They quickly saw the ability for Montessori philosophy to help build leaders in their different areas from the slums of Nairobi, to the rural villages of Uganda, to the desserts and costal communities in western and northern Kenya. We had an amazing time training teachers, setting up classrooms, working with children and bringing the care packages from their pen pals at our school. We were able to Skype with our students so they could experience it first hand as much as possible. ... Read More about Going to Africa
What another great opportunity to share our students talents and abilities. Our Music from Around the World Concert at Barnes and Noble was a blast! Denise Marti Head of School ... Read More about Barnes and Noble Event
Daddy's are so special. Thanks to all the dads for making Daddy's Art Show another great event. Our elementary class had a small twist to their show. It was set in Ancient Egypt with the Pharoah himself at the event. Our students and dads were assigned networking tasks of meeting up with those who would help them in their fictional Ancient Egyptian business and to try and find the Pharoah to share with him the skill sets he or she had. What great practice for an important life long skill...to connect to others you may not know very well. We are excited to continue to help our students hone those important tools. Denise Marti Head of School ... Read More about Daddy’s Art Show
We had an amazing local science fair with our students 6 to 12 years old. They worked so hard showing their amazing discovers and how they used the scientific method to find the answer to many of there questions.... Then onto the Piedmont Science Fair for private schools. Those who went represented themselves and their school well. 3 current students and 2 alumni went - 4 of them receiving placement ribbons. More importantly, the hands on science demos put on by the students and faculty at High Point University really were first class! ... Read More about Science Fair – WOW