Through observation and experimentation, Montessori discovered the importance of a two-and-a-half to three-hour uninterrupted work period. The last hour of a lengthy work period is usually when children are most likely to choose challenging work and concentrate deeply. Children in Montessori classrooms become absorbed in their work because they have the freedom to choose activities that interest them. In classrooms where the work period is less than two hours long, […]
Well, we got through the power outage just fine today. The power went down at 9:00 a.m. and was restored at approximately 12:00 p.m. Everyone was more than comfortable and we had enough light from outside to carry on as usual. Good thing we turned the heat way up this morning before the outage to keep our building nice and warm. Thank you staff and parents for helping us be prepared! […]
Hello everyone! What beautiful fall weather we have been having! I hope this weather sticks around for a while. Thank you to those who shared information with us in our search for snow removal companies. Snow will be here soon and it will be nice to secure someone ASAP. Remember that the half day program and toddler programs are off for the Thanksgiving Break beginning Wednesday, November 25th and return […]
Here is the latest version of the 2015 WPMS Calendar, running from September 2015 – June 2016. If you prefer to subscribe to our calendar online, visit the WPMS Event Calendar page.
Happy Friday! What a week of crazy weather, huh? Snow flurries in April…you just never know what can happen with Old Man Winter! Toddler Conferences went very well this week! It is so nice when parents can really sit down and have a great conversation about how much their toddlers have progressed since the beginning of the year! They are so very different in such a short period of time! […]
In your planning for the next school year, we wanted to give you some information about our toddler program, including a new all day option: 3 days (T, W, Th) half day (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) 5 days (M-F) half day (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) 5 days (M-F) double half day (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) 5 days (M-F) all day (7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) We expanded the […]
The Trib published an article about Carol Miskell, head of school for 22 years, working together with WPMS teacher Jamie Campbell who will take over as head of school on January 1, 2015. These two heads of school are working together for a semester to ease the hand off from one leader to another. The families of the Western Pennsylvania Montessori School are fortunate to have this continuity in leadership. We’re especially glad to have Carol’s […]
Families play an enormous role in turning children into lifelong readers. But how can you keep kids excited about books? Get started with a few of these tips to motivate your young reader today.
Looking for the monthly science units of study for the 2013-2014? Here’s a quick glance at what the students will study this school year.
Everybody knows that Montessori is a great way to educate children, but not everyone may understand the benefits in detail. Learn more.