MMS adds second Upper Elementary class for 2018-19
We are happy to announce that MMS will offer TWO Upper Elementary classes next year, a development that is a long time in coming due to the growing and sustained interest in our programs. Next year’s classes will be led by current Lead Guide Jason Winesburg and Emily Capece.
Up until now, we have been reluctant to make the shift, because of the warm chemistry of our existing group. To keep this intact, classes will be split into separate classrooms for the crucial three-hour work period in the morning. Students will stay with their guide for the morning, with individual and small group lessons. In the afternoon, we will come together for free time and afternoon lessons, as well as specials classes. That way, no one misses out on seeing close friends and both teachers get to work directly with all students.
There will be many other wonderful enhancements to Upper Elementary, including a new sixth-year project with Montessori Model UN, a year-long project where students pick a country and travel to New York to present their country’s position on modern issues and events. With the experience they have gained from years of oral presentations and debates, they will put their work to use while interacting with students from around the world.
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Our faculty will be working hard over upcoming months to build on the cherished Upper Elementary curriculum and traditions to enhance our program for today’s students.
This isn’t the only exciting development in the works. Stay tuned for announcements of other important updates. Forty two years and stronger than ever! We’re so glad you and your family are a part of this amazing movement that continues to raise the bar for education.