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

Being Good at Doing Things

Dr. Steven Hughes, a neuroscientist and parent of a Montessori child, explains that he became interested in studying the effects of Montessori education on children after […]
April 12, 2021

Going Out

As our 6- to 12-year-old children grow, we must remember that their tendencies are to explore the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of any given situation. Maria […]
April 12, 2021

A Need for Order

Maria Montessori built her style of education on her observations of children and on what she called the human tendencies. People had an internal drive to […]
April 12, 2021


What value does gardening have to the elementary child?  It’s an experience that helps them to build the classroom community.  Working alongside their peers toward a […]
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 […]