The Montessori School for Shreveport

We are a parent owned non-profit Montessori school that provides a nurturing learning environment using Montessori methods and philosophy. The Montessori School for Shreveport is one of the oldest Montessori schools in the United States.

It was founded in the fall of 1964 by Peggy and Norman V. Kinsey and Neilson S. Jacobs as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation run by a Board of Trustees elected from the parent body. Pioneers of The Montessori School for Shreveport established a school that would develop in children a blueprint for life, utilizing the unique Montessori method. Their goal remains our goal, for the school continues to help children with their life plans by providing a prepared Montessori environment, which meets the academic, emotional, physical, artistic, and spiritual needs of each child at his or her particular level of development. The school has programs for children from 21 months through the eighth grade and serves youngsters from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The exceptionally bright, the average, and the academically challenged have all blossomed under the individualized approach of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori School for Shreveport is accredited by the American Montessori Society and is at the forefront of Montessori education in Louisiana. Each classroom is guided by a certified American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher who has been specifically trained for the ages of the children he or she is instructing. The classrooms allow for a multi-age grouping of children at each level and large blocks of uninterrupted work time. Learning takes place in an interactive social setting, which fosters a sense of community, respect, and consideration for others. Teachers match individual children with carefully organized and sequenced lessons using concrete learning materials in a multi-sensory approach for the child’s own discovery and joy of learning. The classroom atmosphere is loving and nurturing with clear limits and choices to assist the child in the development of self-control. The Montessori School for Shreveport has been fortunate through the years to have been associated with fine parents who want to provide the best education for their children. Parent involvement in our school community is encouraged through classroom observations and on-site workshops. Parent partnerships are specifically developed through parent-teacher conferences, a guided “journey” through classroom environments at each level and a quarterly newsletter. These partnerships are further enhanced through a variety of parent volunteer programs. Staff education is supported through local, regional, and national workshops and seminars. These activities, along with periodic visits by AMS consultants, ensure high quality pre-school, elementary, and middle school programs which promote the growth of confident, independent, and happy children. Present day parents applaud and appreciate past efforts. Our children are the beneficiaries of a wonderful educational opportunity.

Mission: To provide a nurturing learning environment using Montessori methods and philosophy.

Operating as usual

Wishing you a holiday season of peace and joy!

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ACCREDITATION | The Montessori School For Shreveport

Did you know that we are the only Montessori school in Louisiana fully accredited by The American Montessori Society? Learn more about what that means:

montessorishreveport.com The Montessori School for Shreveport is fully accredited by The American Montessori Society (AMS).

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Peace & Social Justice | American Montessori Society

Montessori has a long tradition of cultivating inclusive environments and nurturing the development of peace.

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Pelicans!
Our Main Campus benefits in so many ways from our proximity to Bayou Pierre. This week we had an extra special treat - a visit from over 100 migrating white pelicans!

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Montessori Elementary Classroom Experience

Montessori in the elementary years: a valuable experience that honors the imagination, fiery drive, and deep sense of fairness and justice in school-aged children.

amshq.org Montessori Elementary programs support the development and growth of children ages 6 – 12.

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For Small Hands - Montessori Child Size Tools, Learning Toys, Educational Games

For Small Hands is a great source for age-appropriate and child-sized materials, supplies, and gifts for infants through elementary-aged children.

You can help our school earn merchandise credit toward classroom materials when you order through December 31, with a minimum $25 order. At checkout select the "School Credit Promotion" option and enter School Customer # 115242.

forsmallhands.com For Small Hands, A Resource for Families. Delight young children with real tools that let them handle real tasks "all by myself!" Our hard-to-find, child-size items allow them to pour their own juice or rake leaves by your side, purposeful "work" that supports self-confidence and independence. From....

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It’s All Science - MariaMontessori.com

Montessori education is built on a foundation of science, and scientific methods continue to drive the work we do today. Interestingly, that’s the same approach the children take.

mariamontessori.com He was crying pretty hard. No, he was weeping. His face of was red and his eyes were swollen. He was angry, confused and overwhelmed. Despite the successful orientation just a few days earlier, it has not been easy to say goodbye to mom and dad and make the journey down the hallway to our classroom....

Pre-Primary students using x-rays to learn about vertebrates and invertebrates.

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Montessori Kindergarten: Essential & Empowering

Learn why the Montessori kindergarten year - the third and final year of the Montessori Pre-Primary cycle - is a foundation for life.

youtube.com Learn why the Montessori kindergarten year—the third and final year of the Montessori Early Childhood cycle—is a foundation for life.

We are giving in-person tours again! Request yours at https://www.montessorishreveport.com or give us a call at (318)861-6777.
We will take your temperature when you arrive and ask that you wear your mask throughout the tour.

"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." - Dr. Maria Montessori

Oh, the creatures we discover at Montessori!

The E1 students harvested sweet potatoes from our garden!

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Baby, Interrupted - 7 Ways To Build Your Child's Focus And Attention Span - Janet Lansbury

It's never too early! This article shares great tips for cultivating concentration and focus with infants and toddlers.

janetlansbury.com You’re off and writing. You’ve cracked the blank page and the keyboard’s clicking. Time melts away, as does the chirping bird, the sound of distant traffic, the tick of the clock, and the discomfort of the broken wicker desk chair you’ve been meaning to replace for months. Suddenly the doorb...

E1 North learning about the Paleozoic Era and TRILOBYTES!

Say CHEESE! It's picture time!
Order envelopes have been sent home with students and should be returned on or before picture day with your check (payable to Harrington House) or cash enclosed. Every child will be photographed, although you are not obligated to purchase pictures. A makeup/retake day will be scheduled soon.

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Children's Books About Maria Montessori

Children love learning about Maria Montessori too!

howwemontessori.com Are you looking for a children's book about Maria Montessori? Here are a few that you might like! The first three are books about a wide range of women of which Maria Montessori is included. Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh. Maria Montessori i...

We now have four new disc golf baskets on the Elementary/Middle School playgrounds!

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Beyond the Classroom: Montessori at Home

Are you looking for ways to incorporate Montessori principles into your home?

amshq.org You can bring Montessori home. Discover how the Montessori approach to learning can come alive outside the classroom.

As part of a service project to the school, a few of the Middle School students built and decorated hula hoops for the E1 classes to enjoy outside. As you can see, they are a big hit! Thank you, Middle School Students!

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Core Components of Authentic Montessori Education

Interested in learning more about what makes a Montessori education unique?

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We’re off to a great start this year!

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Happy 150th Birthday, Maria Montessori! 🎉
Learn more about Dr. Montessori’s impact in this short video featuring an interview with her great granddaughter.

To mark 150 years since the birth of Maria Montessori, we have collaborated with BrightVibes who have made this wonderful film about Maria Montessori and her inspirational life.

We would like to thank Carolina Montessori for giving her time to talk about her great grandmother.

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"Montessori gave me a lot of confidence at a young age,"
"I used to love it when I'd come to school because there was something new I was going to learn every single day." - Stephen Curry, six-time NBA All-Star

Stephen Curry's mother, Sonya Curry, is the founder and director of a Montessori school in North Carolina. Sonya says, "Montessori for my family has really been the staple of everything," she says. "I love Montessori for the fundamental aspects that it affords children ... independence, the intrinsic love for learning, responsibility, respect for yourself, for other people."

In this video clip, Stephen Curry explains how "Montessori helped me become the person I am today." https://buff.ly/30tj7I4

MSS teachers have been hard at work preparing for the return of students next week!

The ParentSquare app keeps all your MSS communications in one place and makes it easy to check & send messages, view & save photos, access the school directory, and more - all from your phone! This free app (with no ads) is available for iOS and Android devices. Links in comments.

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MSS Class of 2020

See anyone you recognize? In their graduation speeches, these students reflect on their time at Montessori and offer some impressive insights for success. Meet the Class of 2020 and read excerpts from their speeches. 🎓

montessorishreveport.com Congratulations to the Class of 2020! See how they've grown and read excerpts from their graduation speeches.

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With new safety precautions in place, it may look a little different, but summer camps at The Montessori School for Shreveport are off to a great start!

We love this chalk art interpretation of our logo by 8th grade student Vivian!

These MSS students found ways to celebrate Earth Day from home today (before the storms came in). Let’s extend it through the week! Show us how you’re spending your Earth Day! 🌍

Some creative ideas for parents of 3-6 year olds from our friends at the American Montessori Society!

“What can you make with toothpicks?” Check out our ideas for fun activities for you to do with children 3 to 6 years old!

Download 100 Activities for Early Childhood Students: https://bit.ly/2WQulGi

Parents, please check ParentSquare for the MSS Learning from Home Parent Handbook. It offers some insight into how our faculty is working to support students and guidance as you help yours at home.

Our Story

The Montessori School for Shreveport is one of the oldest Montessori schools in the United States. It was founded in the fall of 1964 by Peggy and Norman V. Kinsey and Neilson S. Jacobs as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation run by a Board of Trustees elected from the parent body. Pioneers of The Montessori School for Shreveport established a school that would develop in children a blueprint for life, utilizing the unique Montessori method. Their goal remains our goal, for the school continues to help children with their life plans by providing a prepared Montessori environment, which meets the academic, emotional, physical, artistic, and spiritual needs of each child at his or her particular level of development. The school has programs for children from 21 months through the eighth grade and serves youngsters from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The exceptionally bright, the average, and the academically challenged have all blossomed under the individualized approach of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori School for Shreveport is accredited by the American Montessori Society and is at the forefront of Montessori education in Louisiana. Each classroom is guided by a certified American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher who has been specifically trained for the ages of the children he or she is instructing. The classrooms allow for a multi-age grouping of children at each level and large blocks of uninterrupted work time. Learning takes place in an interactive social setting, which fosters a sense of community, respect, and consideration for others. Teachers match individual children with carefully organized and sequenced lessons using concrete learning materials in a multi-sensory approach for the child’s own discovery and joy of learning. The classroom atmosphere is loving and nurturing with clear limits and choices to assist the child in the development of self-control. The Montessori School for Shreveport has been fortunate through the years to have been associated with fine parents who want to provide the best education for their children. Parent involvement in our school community is encouraged through classroom observations and on-site workshops. Parent partnerships are specifically developed through parent-teacher conferences and a guided “journey” through classroom environments at each level. These partnerships are further enhanced through a variety of parent volunteer programs. Staff education is supported through local, regional, and national workshops and seminars. These activities, along with periodic visits by AMS consultants, ensure high quality pre-school, elementary, and middle school programs which promote the growth of confident, independent, and happy children. Present day parents applaud and appreciate past efforts. Our children are the beneficiaries of a wonderful educational opportunity.

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