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Keystone Montessori • 1025 E. Liberty Lane
The Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies is hosting a teacher training program in Ahwatukee, and applications for interested teaching students are being accepted.
The Montessori Exploratory Committee has moved forward in its year-long proposal to build a stand-alone Montessori high school within Tempe Union, gaining added support from parents.
Montessori Educare is hosting an informational open house on Thursday, April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Montessori Educare Academy, 1244 E. Chandler Blvd.
As part of their curriculum, Keystone Montessori students in the adolescent program are encouraged to interact with society and make improvements within their community.
For an event usually drawing nearly 400 parents, education and business leaders, Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee Foothills encourages residents to learn more about the school.
Montessori Educare Academy
It is not out of the ordinary for Montessori students to self direct their learning and research. So, when upper elementary students, Sushil and Matthew, both age 11, decided to conduct a research on the topic of world wars, Sushil invited Sam Morris, a World War II veteran, to speak to his class about his involvement in that war. Morris also shared many stories about his experiences being a young soldier.
Keystone Montessori School’s primary students, ages 3-6, celebrated their 17th annual peace program on Feb. 12.
Keystone Montessori School in Ahwatukee recently received an unexpected surprise: a large, musical donation was delivered to the school. Included in the donation was a pallet full of ukuleles.
Five kindergartners from Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori were recognized recently as winners in the Grand Canyon State Games Essay Contest.
5130 E. Warner Road
Upon entering Keystone Montessori School, you feel a sense of peace and calm, unlike the conventional spiritedness of many traditional schools. In Keystone’s courtyard the central, light pole has been transformed into a beautiful, new peace pole. Traditionally, a peace pole is a monument that contains the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages.
Elementary students from Keystone Montessori School in Ahwatukee spent hours this past holiday season visiting local area assisted living centers. Students, ages 9-12, sang Christmas carols, decorated resident homes and played musical instruments at both Desert Garden Assisted Living in Ahwatukee and Sunrise Senior Living in Chandler.
Direct from Senegal, “The African Performers,” an African Dance and Drum Troupe, recently visited Keystone Montessori School in the Foothills. The four-person dance and music ensemble not only performed for the school, but also engaged the staff and student volunteers to join in the dancing and fun.
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A more than 10-year tradition will continue Friday, Jan. 25, with Desert Garden Montessori’s multi-cultural fair for its 230 students.
After nearly a year since a committee was made to explore the idea of a Montessori high school for the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD), school officials are taking the next steps toward making that idea reality.
1025 E. Liberty Lane
The children of Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori School have been bringing in their change for their love light banks in each classroom. The children raised more than $600 and Mrs. Meaghan McClung matched it. The school used this money to buy new toys for children whose families need help for the holidays.
For its 17th year in a row, the kindergarten and preschool classes at Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori have performed a Thanksgiving sing-a-long and skit for proud parents.
Desert Garden offers a Montessori infant program to begin a child’s journey with the best considerations possible in education.
Thousands of Ahwatukee Foothills students started a new chapter Monday as bells rang and doors opened for the first day of the 2012-13 school year.
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