Portrait of a Salem Montessori Teacher

The staff at Salem Montessori School are the backbone of our school community. They commit to a set of responsibilities and characteristics that define what it is to be an outstanding educator, serving the needs of students, families, colleagues, the school, and themselves. As a dedicated practitioner

Spending just a few years Montessori Education predicts well-being in adulthood

The latest research shares why a Montessori education may be good for your child and the adult they will become. https://news.virginia.edu/content/spending-just-few-years-montessori-education-predicts-well-being-adulthood?utm_source=UFacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news&fbclid=IwAR2m1GwNf3bDOEjNnmuq1vT2dFMltUfjVSGcagn-6rJkaei3p7Y1iQ5ohTQ

Montessori Language in Children’s House

Upon approaching all shelves in the Montessori classroom, you’ll notice that activities typically  move from beginner to more advanced as you move left to right and top to bottom. This important feature of our work layout is to help the child develop that same pattern for reading,

School-wide Communication – Important Dates

Dear families,Here are some dates we want to be sure you have in advance:  Wednesday, August 25: SMS Elementary (SMS/EL) orientation 5:30-7:00 pm. Thursday, August 26: SMS Preschool (SMS/PS) orientation 5:30-7:00 pm. Friday, August 27: SMS/PS Sneak Peeks: individual family visits to new classrooms. SMS/EL: Half-day student

What to buy for School

We adults think a lot about school success for the children we love. As we think about the cognitive and social skills that children need, we can sometimes overlook the practical skills that are the foundation for learning. Montessori knew that the independence a child gains through these skills leads to self-confidence and an “I

Justice and Peace

Dear Salem Montessori Community,  The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others have pushed each of us to think more deeply about race and justice in our country. Some of you have reached out to ask how you can support discussions with

SMS Expands to Elementary for 2020-2021

October 15, 2019 Dear Salem Montessori Community, It is with great excitement that I share some impactful news about the future of Salem Montessori School.  The Board has voted to expand SMS into Elementary grades for the 2020-2021 school year. This topic has been explored for many

Peppercorn Theatre Enrichment Opportunities at SMS for 2019-2020

This fall, Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre for young children will be an outside vendor coming on site to SMS to offer a children’s theatre enrichment program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm for children ages four and older.  Children may enroll for one day or two days a week.

SMS Announcements and Updates

]There will be no Lunch Bunch this Friday, March 29, as it is time for our professional development meeting. The Tag Sale will be held Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 am at 1230 Yorkshire Road. Donations of clothing are much appreciated, as are volunteers.  Class (group) photos

Effective July 1st, Head of School will be Julie Smith

Julie currently serves as the Director of the Lower School at Summit and the Director of Parent Learning, and she will remain in that role through the end of this school year. We are equally as excited to announce that Catherine Greene will remain as the Assistant