2 Mar · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Parent Education Evening- Feb. 16, 2017

Each year we like to hold an evening for parents to join us to learn about Montessori. This year we explored Language in all of the environments. Ms. Sarah explained how the young child learns the sounds of the alphabet and how this leads to reading and learning the function of words. Ms. Amanda explored …


25 Oct · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Primary Autumn Coffee Chat

Our annual Primary Coffee Chat was held on October 20 in the Lower Elementary Environment. Ms. Sarah talked about the child from birth to age 6 explaining the Tendencies of the Human Being and how they relate to the Primary Environment.  The Tendencies explored include: Exploration:  The child must experience his environment through his senses, ...


18 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Elementary Morning Chat Summary from 9/17/15

At our morning chat on Thursday, Sept. 17th, we discussed the Junior Great Books program. Below is a summary of the program. The Junior Great Books program has its emphasis on discussion and its focus is on each child’s interpretation. This gives them many opportunities to develop their reading, writing, critical thinking, and oral communication ...


15 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons for ‘Managers’

Did you know that children at Montessori schools regularly out-perform those who graduate from traditional schools? And that some of the leading innovators in the world, including Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales credit their ability to think differently to their Montessori educations? Founded in 1897 by Italian ...


15 May · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Why don’t we have grades?

The above question is a common question asked of Montessori Schools. The following response is an excerpt from an article by John Long, Headmaster of the Post Oak School in Bellaire.     Dr. Montessori emphasized the significance of internal, intrinsic motivation as the power behind learning- as opposed external, extrinsic rewards. Young people are ...


5 May · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

20th Birthday!

The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park celebrated their 20th Birthday! A celebration was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 to celebrate 20 years of operation. An article was published by AMI-USA in their May e-newsletter. Click on the link to see the article. http://amiusa.org/montessori-childrens-house-hyde-park-celebrates-20-years/


15 Feb · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Our Emphasis on Handwriting

Handwriting is emphasized in Montessori while other schools dismiss it as "old fashioned" and "obsolete". See the attached link for a wonderful youtube video highlighting the youngest "Master Penman" in the United States today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSyQDu49pI


25 Jan · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Parent Night Summary- January 21st, 2016

On Thursday, Jan. 21, we hosted a journey through the three classes and age groups, investigating how Mathematics is taught and how the materials change as the child grows. Primary: Maria Montessori has said that the Human Being is born with a Mathematical Mind. The Mathematical Mind is a natural part of life. When Math ...


15 Nov · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

An Education Fit for a King

Prince George started his first day of school - at Westacre Montessori School- near his family's home, Amner Hall, in Norfolk, England. Prince William and Kate enrolled their son in a school that practices the famous Montessori method. Founded by Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori, this educational approach is known for encouraging creative thinking, personalized ...


12 Oct · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Summary of Primary Coffee Chat- October 8, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 8, we enjoyed a Morning Coffee Chat with Ms. Sarah. The topic of discussion was Learning to Read in the Montessori Primary Environment. We discussed assessment and the use of Montessori materials in learning to read.  First, vocablulary/language ability is assessed when they enter our environment. We introduce I Spy/Sound games, Sandpaper letters, ...


Important Notifications

After School Clubs will begin on Monday, Sept. 18th.

Mandatory Lower Elementary Morning Chat on Friday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 to 9:30. Upper Elementary Morning Chat has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Thursday, Sept. 28 is Upper Elementary Visiting Day. Friday, Sept. 29 is Lower Elementary Visiting Day.