Dress for Success

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

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

Sign up now for our Fall Enrichment Program with SMS and Kaleideum

Begins September 9! Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2pm at Salem Montessori School. For ages 4-6. Kaleideum will be coming to SMS to offer on-site afternoon enrichment programs for Salem Montessori students! Facilitated by trained Kaleideum teaching artists, we will provide joyful opportunities for your student to explore art, theatre, music,

Peter and the Wolf Play and Family Picnic and Next Week

It is hard to believe our school year is winding down so soon.  Our last day of school is Thursday, May 23.  Please let your classroom teacher know if your child’s last day will be different from the 23rd, or the 22nd if your child attends Monday-Wednesday.

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

Positive Discipline @ Noon

Positive Discipline is a joyful and respectful approach to parenting developed by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott.  Join us for the next four Mondays to learn the tools for Positive Discipline.   We will meet during lunch bunch from 12-1pm.  Drop-ins are welcome and, if you can

Explorers Lunch & Learn

Have you ever wondered what the Explorers program is? What do they do during Explorer time? How does the program enrich the 3-6 curriculum? Come and join us for Lunch and Learn on Monday, January 28 from noon to 1:00 to find out all you need to