Sometimes it can be difficult to discern the quality of a Montessori program. Here are some helpful guidelines when considering a Montessori school.
Ms. Loerch writes to her new Upper Elementary class the summer before their first year
Students at Urban Garden Montessori learn new ways of engaging their brains through music and foreign language instruction.
We asked Ms. Loerch to share some of her favorite books for Elementary age children (grades 1-6).
We are moving into 610 Main Street, also known as the S.H. Kress and Company Building, named after the five and dime store that originally inhabited it.
Martial Arts have been linked to education since the demilitarization of the arts began in the early 20th century.
How does our role as educator change when a child misbehaves? How can we nurture a child when we must impose discipline?
Many people may wonder why we teach cursive to children at this age. In the age of technology, isn’t cursive a bit antiquated? There are actually very practical reasons behind teaching cursive first.
Montessori said that without freedom the child cannot construct himself. Allowing the child at every stage the freedom to choose constructive work that supports the work of that plane of development is key to his success.
When contemplating locations for Urban Garden Montessori, we considered primarily two very different locations: either downtown Little Rock or a large piece of land outside of the city.
The birth story of Urban Garden Montessori is a tale that shows our roots run deep, even though our seedling has yet to burst through the ground. Our school is first and foremost, already, a community garden. It does not belong to one person, it is not tended to by one gardener,and most of all, it exists for the good of the whole community. Little Rock is fertile ground for an urban Montessori school that has children growing their own organic vegetables, playing the cello, taking nature walks along the river, and delving deep and wide into that vast body of knowledge that makes up elementary, middle, and high school.