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

2020-2021 School Year

May 23, 2020 Dear SMS Families Enrolled for the 2020-2021 School Year:  We are delighted that your family will be a part of our Salem Montessori School community for the 2020-2021 school year.  It is an exciting year for us as a school: 2020-2021 will mark our

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

August Letter to Parents 2019

Dear Salem Montessori Parents, I am delighted to be writing to you as the official Head of School. The summer has been filled with planning and anticipation. I have appreciated the help and support of all of the wonderful staff. The teachers here and their commitment to

Welcome 2019-2020 SMS Families

Welcome to Salem Montessori 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to welcoming you in the fall and want to pass on a bit of information for you to have over the Summer. On the logistics side, we need some information from you. There are five forms

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.