The New England School of Montessori offers education for toddlers through elementary school students. The curriculum allows children to learn at their own pace in a lively, hands-on environment that encourages independence, self discipline and analytical thinking. Students learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently.
Children learn at their own pace in a classroom made up of a small community of students between the ages of 6 and 12 (First - Sixth Grades). Specialized Montessori equipment is used by students to learn concepts in Math, History, Geography, Language Skills, and lessons in Practical Life Skills. Within our nurturing and safe environment with teachers who truly get to know the children and their families, students work collaboratively to find solutions to problems, much like the real world will someday expect of them. Join us to watch this outstanding educational system in action. Guests will walk around to meet with other students and their teachers, ask questions and get to know the method of education that is the only one in the world that is based on a scientific approach to learning. We welcome you. CALL NOW FOR A TOUR AND CLASSROOM OBSERVATION.
National Geographic - Geography Bee 2014. Why is Geography Important? Click here to view the 2 min video. What is a border? What is a peninsula? A look into why geography is important to understand as students around the country prepare for the 2013 National Geographic Bee.
John Francis Jr. wins New England School of Montessori Geographic Bee
Milford, CT, January 22, 2014 – John Francis Jr., a 6th grade student at New England School of Montessori, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on 1/15/2014 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee. This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google (visit http://maps.google.com/help/maps/education/).
The Bee’s questions test students’ knowledge of physical and political geography, cultural history, and historic events and their places. The elementary students of the school have been practicing for the Bee since October 2013. John Francis, Jr. won the championship round by providing the correct answers to 2 of 3 questions, one of which was, “The city of Portand is the eastern terminus for an oil pipeline that connects with Montreal, Canada. Portland is located on Casco Bay in which New England state?”
The kickoff for this year’s Bee was the week of November 11, with thousands of school around the United States, and in the five U.S. territories participating. The school winners, including John Francis, Jr., will now take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee April 4, 2014.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 19-21, 2014. The first-place national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate the national finals on May 21. The program will air on television. Check local listings for dates and times.
Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz atwww.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions a day.
Parents of ELEMENTARY students in Milford, Orange, West Haven, Shelton and Stratford....Come visit our classroom for your 1st - 3rd grade students. After spending 2 full days in our classroom for a trial visit, we accept students who are curious learners and who are still EXCITED to learn new things. We do not focus on standardized state tests and instead, spend a short week in prepartions of our well-rounded Terra Nova test. Results have shown that our students far exceed the national and state standards on reading, writing and math scores. And yet, only 2 weeks was afforded in preparations. The rest of the school year, children discover the Great Lessons, our Cosmic Education as designed by Dr. Maria Montessori during the years she spent living in India. Rich language experiences are embedded within our classrooms and our Mathematics curiculum far exceeds that of the traditional programs of the current US educational system.
Children in our Primary Classroom enjoying music enrichment class!
The Montessori Method is the oldest educational method and yet the most developmentally appropriate for the young child in today's society, requiring 21st Century Skills. This Method is one that is based on science (now referred to as pediatric neuroscience) moreso than a method of education. The idea is that each child develops at his or her own pace and develops natural strengths from within. Mistakes are made to ensure learning. The renowned materials utilized by the children in a Montessori classroom setting offer controls of error. The three-year age range of the children is made to take full advantage of the developing brain during the specified Planes of Development that Dr. Maria Montessori observed in young children more than 100 years ago. Today, we can thank fMRI data completed by Pediatric Neuroscientists to show that Dr. Montessori was right on target.
Click here to view a 5-minute video explaining the Three-year Cycle. Montessori honors the spirit of the child during the crucial early years, three through six. The competence, confidence and compassion fostered in the Montessori Primary class creates the foundation to sustain the children throughout their subsequesnt education and into adulthood.
View the videos on our left margin to discover Montessori cycles for the 0-3 year old and Elementary years.
Visit our AMAZING Elementary Classroom and learn how children learn as validated by the most current pediatric neuroscientific research available today.
Lower Elementary - First through Third Grades
Upper Elementary - Fourth through Sixth Grades
All children in our Elementary classroom have access to First through Sixth grade materials and experienced Montessori Teachers.
20 Field Trips are scheduled each year as we believe that the elementary aged child has an innate desire to explore their world, outside the four walls of the classroom.
We have become a candidate for ACCREDITATION from New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Click here to read about the advantages of NEASC accreditation for private schools in the Northeast.
New England School of Montessori promotes self confidence and joy through active learning, empowering the whole child to become a compassionate world citizen.
Our students' potential gracefully unfolds within a multiage environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities.
"When I began the school, I had one main idea: to make the school fit the child - instead of making the child fit the school."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"What we learn to do, we learn by doing."
"Our goal is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the unveiling and developing of spiritual energy."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself."
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher."
We are located at 40 Quirk Road in Milford, CT.
Call us at 203-878-9822 to arrange for a tour and a classroom observation.
Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children. All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors.
"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."
Dr. Maria Montessori
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