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Friday, March 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Montessori schools’ Category

Navigating school choice: How seven Arizona families found the right educational fit

Jill Partridge has one child: Max. So when it came time to enroll him in school, she wanted to do it right. She toured seven campuses, met teachers, talked to parents and paid particular attention to activities that would inspire him. Partridge, of Phoenix, ended up choosing Mercury Mine Elementary in the Paradise Valley Unified […]

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“Green schools” – Teaching children to protect our planet

messy area, Greenhouse Montessori, mud kitchen, Gilbert, Arizona, green schools, school garden, kids, preschool

When children make a personal connection to nature, they’re more apt to embrace habits that protect our planet and its limited resources. And the best way for kids to connect to nature is to spend time in it. “Let them garden, compost and save water rather than telling them about it,” says Jennifer Papp, owner […]

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Montessori Kingdom of Learning school is a family business

Montessori Kingdom of LEarning

The Montessori Kingdom of Learning school in Peoria is a family business that Betsy and Jerry Schneider have operated since 1996. Their eight children went to the school and two of their 12 grandchildren are current students. Two daughters, a daughter-in-law and a niece work at the school. Family businesses can be tumultuous affairs with […]

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Education and schools roundup

Arcadia Montessori 41 years Judy Pemberton

Forty-one years ago, in 1972, Judy Pemberton started Arcadia Montessori in her home. She’s still running the school, currently located at 5115 E Virgina Ave. in Phoenix. Arcadia Montessori serves Valley families with children ages 18 months to through kindergarten. It offers music, yoga and Zumba instruction, along with flexible schedule for working parents. The […]

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The Valley’s first Montessori high school

Camelback High School

Most of us attended high school in our own neighborhoods or a short school bus ride from home. Our parents didn’t think to question otherwise. Today, however, parents have more choices: public, private, parochial, magnet, charter, technical and more. Included on the list is Montessori, an educational approach developed in the late 19th century by […]

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