Archive for Montessori School Rochester

Why Choose Montessori for Kindergarten?

Here is a very thought-provoking article on the potential benefits of enrolling your child in a Montessori school for kindergarten.

Although this article is one-sided, it did help me think about the importance of the early years and what I really think should be the focus of learning for the early years.

What do you think of the article? Do you think it is worth it to spend the extra money on a Montessori school experience for kindergarten?

I look forward to hearing your responses!


Our Montessori School in Rochester NY

I just met a parent who was very curious about the Montessori School philosophy and why I am offering this alternative school in Rochester. This video does a great job of explaining how montessori schools provide a very concrete presentation of math, sensorial and literacy concepts at a very early age (usually 3). With careful observation, the directress (or Montessori school teacher) monitors the child’s progress and understanding of concrete concepts and gradually provides a bridge from concrete to abstract.

It’s just a way of learning that is logical and makes sense. Maria Montessori developed this approach after watching and teaching children, so it is research-based and has been effective in Montessori schools all over the world, regardless of culture or economic conditions.

Enjoy the video! And if you are interested in an alternative to competitive, high priced private schools, feel free to give me a call!

Montessori Print Shop Giveaway

I’m so excited that the Montessori Print Shop is having their first Montessori Materials Giveaway. It?runs from Friday Oct 15th 2010 to Friday Oct 22nd 2010 and they are giving away a CD ROM of their ENTIRE collection — Montessori nomenclature, word lists, Montessori manuals — the whole enchilada!
Good luck and let me know if you win!

What Makes a Montessori Education Different?

AMS has put out a great video that provides a great introduction to the Montessori philosophy and method. Check it out here:

If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to ask me!

Our End of the Year Celebration

Thanks to all of the families who came out to celebrate with us today. The students performed one fingerplay and one song and did an excellent job.

I feel so blessed to work with such caring families and kids. I look forward to seeing my preschoolers and homeschoolers in the fall!


Miss Rebecca