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


What value does cursive have in a world increasingly made up of keyboards and screen? Siri has made handwriting obsolete, right? As with many things in […]
April 12, 2021

Why 5 Days?

The International Montessori Council has commented on why attending Montessori school a full 5 days per week is so important. We think their answer is worth […]
April 12, 2021

The Joy of Learning

What does learning look like and when does it take place?  How many educational theorists have come up with answers to this question?  Educational philosophies are […]
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


Dr. Montessori noticed that Elementary-aged children are never more engaged than when listening to stories. The Montessori curriculum’s foundation is in the Great Lessons, which are […]
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

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

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 […]