Learning at MSD


Montessori at MSD is a holistic approach to education, where communities of children help each other learn every day, with a Guide who facilitates. Here we’ve gathered insights about how this works in our school, to give prospective and new parents a better sense of what Montessori education really looks like.

April 12, 2021

Mutual Respect

One key piece of Montessori theory is belief in the child. The idea is that if you believe children will do the right thing, they’re more […]
April 12, 2021

Educating Global Citizens

 In Montessori we strive to educate children who are aware of the world’s cultures and affairs. They read about ancient civilizations and customs.  In the elementary […]
April 12, 2021

Montessori Philosophy

Montessori education is done now as it has been for 100 years.  How many things exist unchanged for that long?  What’s even more impressive is that […]
April 12, 2021

Practical Life

One might think that many of the Practical Life activities in the Montessori classroom would be more enjoyed by girls than boys.  Would young boys enjoy sewing […]
April 12, 2021


Learning how to work with others is something that elementary children spend a considerable amount of time learning to do.  How to collaborate with others in […]
April 12, 2021

Montessori At Home

It’s easy to set up your child to be independent at home. Choose a few low drawers for your child’s things.  Perhaps you could clear out half of the […]
April 12, 2021

Tailor-Made Education

One of the things parents say they like most about Montessori education is how it’s centered on the individual child, that each child is receiving lessons […]
April 12, 2021


The world is full of fascinating phenomena: the water cycle, pi, volcanoes, square roots, photosynthesis, gravity and migration, just to name a few.  These, and so many […]
April 12, 2021


Issues of fairness and justice are of the utmost importance to elementary children.  During these years they’re working to develop their moral compass.  In Montessori School […]