Waterfront Academy

Waterfront Academy is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school, emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition.

Waterfront Academy is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school with emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition.

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03/31/2024

On this joyous day, let the resurrection of Jesus fill your hearts with hope, love, and endless possibilities. May the blessings of this sacred season bring renewal and peace to your lives.

๐ŸŒท Embrace the beauty of new beginnings, just as spring brings forth life after winter. Let the spirit of Easter remind us that love conquers all and that miracles happen in the most unexpected ways.

Wishing you a blessed and joyful Easter surrounded by the love of family and friends. ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ™

Kitchen Scraps Garden 03/29/2024

Looking to become more sustainable in your kitchen? Try creating a kitchen scrap garden without soil! Simply place scraps like celery, lettuces, carrots, radishes, and avocado seeds in water to regrow. ๐ŸŒฑ

Kitchen Scraps Garden Who loves fresh veggies as much as we do? Growing vegetables can be a lot of fun, and you can do so in your own home, even if you have little space or no outdoor space at all. No soil is needed to make a kitchen scrap garden. You just take your kitchen scraps, put them in water and then youโ€™ve got...

Montessori at Home: Setting the Table 03/28/2024

The Montessori approach believes in the power of chores to nurture every aspect of a child's development. By engaging children in everyday tasks, we are teaching them valuable life skills while fostering responsibility, capability, and confidence.

Montessori at Home: Setting the Table Todayโ€™s post is all about a skill that you will encounter just about every day of your life: setting the table! At home, we hope you are setting the table for your parents before breakfast, lunch, dinner or even all three meals. When you go out to eat at a restaurant, you will have a table set up ...

10 Year Blog Post for Waterfront Academy 03/27/2024

As I reflect on the past decade of starting and growing Waterfront Academy, I am humbled by how far we have come. From humble beginnings in a small space to thriving as a unique Spanish dual-immersion Montessori school in the Catholic tradition, it has been a labor of love. Here's to many more years of nurturing young minds and souls!

10 Year Blog Post for Waterfront Academy Ten years. 3,652.5 days. 87,600 hours. Thatโ€™s a lot of time, isnโ€™t it? I am so grateful I have gotten to spend the last decade starting and growing Waterfront Academy into what it is today. I sought out to create a unique school that isnโ€™t offered anywhere else. A Spanish, dual-immersion Monte...

03/24/2024

Blessed Palm Sunday: May the spirit of hope and renewal fill your hearts as we embark on the Holy Week journey. ๐Ÿ™ Let us welcome Christ into our lives, just as the people of Jerusalem welcomed Him with palm branches. May His love and grace guide us through the challenges ahead.

Montessori Potty Training: A Gentle and Empowering Approach 03/22/2024

Potty training can be a challenging milestone, but the Montessori approach emphasizes respecting a child's independence and cues for readiness. By creating a nurturing environment and promoting self-care, parents can help their child develop autonomy and confidence.

Montessori Potty Training: A Gentle and Empowering Approach Potty training is a significant milestone in a child's development, and the Montessori approach offers a gentle and empowering method for guiding children through this important transition. By understanding and respecting a child's natural development and independence, Montessori potty training aims...

Montessori at Home: Flower Pressing 03/21/2024

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟ Looking for a fun outdoor activity to do with your family? Why not pick wildflowers and preserve them for crafts or decorations! Don't miss out on all the fun! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿƒ

Montessori at Home: Flower Pressing Todayโ€™s blog post is all about flower pressing, a fun activity we all really enjoy here at Waterfront Academy. Maybe this weekend your family and you are planning on some outdoor time. You may encounter some wildflowers and if itโ€™s okay with mom and dad, you can pick some and bring them home wit...

Montessori at Home: Setting the Table 03/20/2024

The Montessori approach views chores as crucial for a child's holistic development, fostering intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. By involving kids in everyday tasks, Montessori education empowers them to become responsible, capable, and confident individuals.

Montessori at Home: Setting the Table Todayโ€™s post is all about a skill that you will encounter just about every day of your life: setting the table! At home, we hope you are setting the table for your parents before breakfast, lunch, dinner or even all three meals. When you go out to eat at a restaurant, you will have a table set up ...

Kitchen Scraps Garden 03/19/2024

Did you know you can create a kitchen scrap garden without soil? Just place scraps like celery, lettuce, carrots, radishes, and avocado seeds in water to grow your own mini garden! Who's inspired to try it out? ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ•

Kitchen Scraps Garden Who loves fresh veggies as much as we do? Growing vegetables can be a lot of fun, and you can do so in your own home, even if you have little space or no outdoor space at all. No soil is needed to make a kitchen scrap garden. You just take your kitchen scraps, put them in water and then youโ€™ve got...

03/19/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Happy St. Joseph's Day! ๐ŸŒŸ

Today, we honor the earthly father of Jesus, St. Joseph, a man of unwavering faith, humility, and love. Let us seek his intercession for guidance, strength, and protection in our own lives.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us! May we, like you, embrace our responsibilities with love and commitment, and may our actions reflect the virtues of the Holy Family.

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Elementary Bilingual Education (ages 6 through 12) 03/18/2024

Young children ask "Why?" for comfort, vocabulary, and language skills. Older kids aged 6-12 ask "Why?" to gain knowledge and understanding. Vocabulary builds gradually in the first six years, with kids adding new words weekly. Learning a second language requires actively using the target words! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“˜

Elementary Bilingual Education (ages 6 through 12) This blog post will focus on the main aspects of elementary bilingual education.Reasoning Mind โ€“ After the absorbent mind that is typically seen in children ages 0-6 comes the reasoning mind (ages 6-12). This is typically whatโ€™s called the intellectual period and children are more social during ...

03/17/2024

โ˜˜๏ธ Blessed St. Patrick's Day! โ˜˜๏ธ

On this day, we honor St. Patrick, who brought the light of Christ to Ireland. Let his legacy inspire us to share God's love with those around us.

May the shamrock remind us of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the unity of faith. As we celebrate Irish culture, let's also celebrate the richness of our Catholic faith.

Wishing you a day filled with the warmth of God's love, the joy of Irish traditions, and the company of cherished friends and family.

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Bilingual & Multilingual Learning: Primary (ages 3-6) 03/15/2024

Did you know that children from 3 to 6 years old are natural communicators? Dr. Montessori calls this age group "The Absorbent Mind" because they are always soaking up information.

Bilingual & Multilingual Learning: Primary (ages 3-6) Primary students, ages three to six years, evolve quickly and show that we as humans are born to communicate. Born to CommunicateHumans are born wanting to communicate. Of course, three to six-year-olds arenโ€™t jumping into dramatic monologues just yet J but they have a lot of tools to use. This ag...

Bilingual & Multilingual Learning: Ages Birth to Three Years Old 03/14/2024

Humans are born with the amazing ability to communicate, starting with cries and evolving to include facial expressions, gestures, and spoken language. It's important to let multilanguage children explore and mix languages as they learn, without correcting them. Using hands while communicating helps develop more brain synapses. Expose children to diverse experiences to expand their vocabulary. Let's foster communication skills in our little ones! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿง  https://ow.ly/qHmk50QSBHW

Bilingual & Multilingual Learning: Ages Birth to Three Years Old Starting at a young age is a perfect way to begin language exploration.Born to CommunicateHumans are born with the tendency to communicate. Obviously, they arenโ€™t communicating a system of spoken language. Instead, they start with cries, then over time add facial expressions, hand gestures and eve...

Elementary Education Resources 03/13/2024

Discover the fascinating world of children aged 6-12 in the second plane of development according to Montessori philosophy. Learn about their unique characteristics and how they grow and learn. Check out this insightful article for more information: https://ow.ly/MO6750QNM8w ๐ŸŒฑ

Elementary Education Resources We regularly post articles that parents are interested in regarding, Montessori, Parenting, Family Activities (inside and outside), Child Development, and Developmental Stages on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Since the algorithms on these sites make it easy to miss something interesting, we decid...

Adolescent Montessori Resources 03/12/2024

Montessori adolescent environments offer a nurturing and empowering experience for young people during a crucial stage in their lives. By fostering independence, self-discovery, and community-building, Montessori students are equipped with the skills to navigate the challenges of adolescence with confidence and resilience.

Adolescent Montessori Resources We regularly post articles that parents are interested in regarding Montessori, Parenting, Family Activities (inside and outside), Child Development, and Planes of Development on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Since the algorithms on these sites make it easy to miss something interesting, we decid...

Resources on Primary Education 03/11/2024

Curious about Montessori education for children ages 3-6? This text provides a great introduction to the philosophy behind this unique learning environment. Learn about the differences from traditional education and find more resources to delve deeper into this approach. https://ow.ly/RTxt50QM56z

Resources on Primary Education We regularly post articles that parents are interested in regarding Montessori, Parenting, Family Activities (inside and outside), Child Development, and Planes of Development on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Since the algorithms on these sites make it easy to miss something interesting, we decid...

03/10/2024

โฐ Don't forget to spring forward! โฐ

As we set our clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time, let's welcome longer days and brighter evenings. Embrace the extra daylight and use it wisely to rejuvenate, set new goals, or simply enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons.

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03/08/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Curious about Montessori schools? ๐Ÿง Check out this fascinating collection of information on Montessori! Perfect for those exploring this unique educational approach for the first time. https://ow.ly/5chs50QM51I

Post | Waterfront Academy 03/07/2024

Traditional factory-style education is becoming obsolete in our modern world. The future demands creativity, adaptability, and project-based learning. Montessori programs provide the perfect alternative to prepare children for success in today's culture. Embrace the future of education! ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ https://ow.ly/hgcY50QM4Th

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Post | Waterfront Academy 03/06/2024

At our Montessori school, we believe in prioritizing independence, practical life skills, and individualized learning for each child. Our teachers are trained to understand child development and tailor education to meet each student's needs. Students have the freedom to explore personal interests and gain a sense of empowerment in their own education. Join us in fostering a love of learning and self-discovery! https://ow.ly/UbQs50QM4KQ

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Post | Waterfront Academy 03/05/2024

Montessori education for children 6 and under focuses on sensory learning at their own pace. Beyond 6, kids explore through research, field trips, and projects without rigid schedules. Multi-age classes offer personalized curriculum and peer collaboration for a love of learning and self-discipline! ๐ŸŒŸ https://ow.ly/EyT350QM4G3

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01/15/2024

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we honor Dr. King, a civil rights leader and an advocate of peace and justice for all. Let us remember his powerful message of love and celebrate his legacy with determination and optimism. .

01/05/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Join us at the Waterfront Academy Open House! ๐Ÿซโœจ Explore our campus, meet our passionate educators, and discover Montessori. ๐Ÿ“š Save the date: Saturday, January 27, 1-3 PM. RSVP at www.waterfrontacademy.org/open-house. We can't wait to welcome you! ๐Ÿš€

Discovering Winter Wonder: 10 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children 01/03/2024

๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ๏ธJust because it's winter it doesn't mean fun learning has to stop! Here are some fabulous winter-themed activities that will keep your curious little minds busy!

1๏ธโƒฃ Make snowflakes out of paper

2๏ธโƒฃ Bundle up for a winter foliage walk

3๏ธโƒฃ Create bird feeders

So let's make the most of this season, almost turning our homes into a winter wonderland learning lab. Share your experiences and tag us in your photos, we'd love to see the joy of learning unfold!

Discovering Winter Wonder: 10 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children As winter blankets the world in its snowy embrace, the Montessori approach offers a treasure trove of activities that engage children in meaningful, hands-on learning experiences. Here are 10 Montessori-inspired winter activities to spark curiosity and creativity in your little ones. 1. Snowflake Sy...

Epiphany: Embracing the Wisdom of the Magi - A Catholic Perspective on 3 Kings Day Traditions 01/02/2024

Celebrating with a festive feast in honor of on January 6! Family, love and unity is in the air. As Catholics, this day we are inspired by the Magi's devotion, to seek and recognize Christ as the Light of our World in our every day lives. ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ‚

Epiphany: Embracing the Wisdom of the Magi - A Catholic Perspective on 3 Kings Day Traditions As the Christmas season unfolds, a significant event on the liturgical calendar approaches โ€“ Epiphany, also known as 3 Kings Day. This celebration holds profound meaning in the Catholic faith, commemorating the arrival of the Magi to honor the newborn Jesus. The Significance of Epiphany in the Cat...

01/01/2024

Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰ Let's make this new year all about turning the page on the past and embracing the possibilities of the future. Let's welcome 2024 with a renewed sense of hope, good fortune, and of course plenty of wishes for good health! Here's to a magical New Year filled with joy and abundance! ๐Ÿพ

12/31/2023

๐ŸŽ“โœจ Invest in the future, embrace the journey! Your annual giving contribution at Waterfront Academy creates pathways for success and fosters a love for learning. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“ http://www.waterfrontacademy.org/donate

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Washington D.C., DC
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Monday 8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8am - 3:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm
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