The Montessori School of Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland encourages learning in multi-sensorial exploration in a private school environment & believes children will learn while building self-reliance and discipline.
Pre-k through 9th grade. Since its beginning, the Montessori School of Westminster has been preparing students for further education in both traditional and non-traditional environments. Many students proceed on to the best private schools the Baltimore Washington region has to offer and then on to their chosen advanced education opportunity. Many other students transition into the public school s
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We are wrapping up Hike-a-Thon 2022! All hikes between Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 24, count toward your student’s individual and class totals. Update your student's mileage on the website and get last minute donations - all online activities need to be submitted by Tuesday at midnight. The class competition is close - only 7 miles separate the top 3 classes, so be sure to record your student's hikes! Every mile counts! (Class rankings in photo as of 10:30 Monday, April 25.)
Please submit any offline checks/cash by Tuesday as well.
Here's a retrospective on March 17th activities at MSW. Lots of good-spirited fun throughout the school. Enjoy taking a look at our St. Patty's Day 2022!
Happy Easter...in whatever way your family spends this time. We honor all! At MSW, students in Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 & 6) and Middle School (grades 7, 8, & 9) worked diligently to create two important entries. During school year 2021-2022, MSW marked the passing of Mrs. Welsh-Baer's beloved Lower Elementary classroom mascot, Monti the rabbit. Monti was recreated by the PEEP show team, as you'll see. Another PEEP show entry celebrates Bonnie & Clyde, the two axolotls who live in aquariums in Ms. Neiko's Upper Elementary classroom. (Axolotls are amphibians, unusual in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis.) The students adopted a "Minecraft" approach as they designed their axolotl entry for the show. Take a look! But before you do, our HUGE thanks to the BURLEY family for guiding this project from its start to its conclusion.
The making of the 2022 PEEP Show entries (2!). Enjoy our photos!
Happy Easter...in whatever way your family spends this time. We honor all! At MSW, students in Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 & 6) worked diligently to create two important entries. During school year 2021-2022, MSW marked the passing of Mrs. Welsh-Baer's beloved Lower Elementary classroom mascot, Monti the rabbit. Monti was recreated by the PEEP show team, as you'll see. Another PEEP show entry celebrates Bonnie & Clyde, the two axolotls who live in aquariums in Ms. Neiko's Upper Elementary classroom. (Axolotls are amphibians, unusual in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis.) The students adopted a "Minecraft" approach as they designed their axolotl entry for the show. Take a look! But before you do, our HUGE thanks to the BURLEY family for guiding this project from its start to its conclusion.
We are halfway through Hike-a-Thon 2022 and Mrs. Strine's class is in the mileage lead! Did you know ... registering your student online for Hike-a-Thon and updating their individual miles automatically adds to their class totals? It also is an easy way to show your fundraising supporters how far students have gone toward reaching their hiking goals. Miles hiked at school with Guides, EE, or on outdoor field trips count towards Hike-a-Thon goals, but we can't count them if they aren't entered!
The weather is finally cooperating and getting warmer. Need inspiration or ideas for nearby hikes? See the link in the comments!
Shout out to the HOLT company for much-anticipated deliveries to MSW! The two-year-olds in the Beginnings classroom love watching the deliveryman bring in supplies with his dolly, but they really love his TRUCK! The driver intentionally parks where the children can see his big truck through the classroom windows. And as he leaves....TOOT, TOOT goes the horn. Thanks, Holt company, for this endearing interaction.
It's a great weekend to get out in the woods and get some miles underfoot for the Hike-a-Thon. Miles are cumulative through Sunday, April 24. Visit www.theMSW.org/hike-a-thon for information about registering your student to record their miles and make the challenge into a fundraiser for the school!
Many skills are developed when young children learn to cook (and clean up!), but the real benefit is the sense of personal achievement and empowerment. Here's a student from our Primary program (ages three through the kindergarten level) proudly presenting this surprised MSW staff member with some very tasty scrambled eggs!! Have a happy weekend, MSW families and friends, and have fun cooking with your children!
What's great about rainy days on Mount Montessori? MUSIC! Upper Elementary students rocking out with our music instructor and performing artist Jacob Fine.
Upper Elementary art. Grades four, five, and six. 🐠🐟🐠
Hummingbirds will be returning to Mount Montessori and your home nearby soon! Check this migration map to see when hummingbirds have been spotted as they make their way back to our area.
Hummingbird Central: Spring Migration 2022 - Google My Maps Interactive map provided by https://www.HummingbirdCentral.com of spring migration and first sightings of hummingbirds in the USA & Canada in 2022 as reported by website viewers.
We overcame our chilly start to have a beautiful and productive morning for EarthCON today on the MSW campus! There was a lot of painting and weeding and window washing and trail building to improve the campus, along with some fun learning sessions making birdseed ornaments, bluebird boxes, planting peas, learning about water cycles, and hiking. Congratulations to Mrs. Misner and all the volunteers who helped run activities for a successful day, and thank you to the families who came out to participate.
Immersion. What's it mean if you're a Middle School student at MSW? What's it look like? Immersion means time away from home, maybe for the first time for some students, spent in a serene setting, engaged in physical and mental activities, with peers, planning, learning, cooking, shopping, taking responsibility, discovering who you are, who you'll be..... Take a look at our intrepid Middle School students on their second "Immersion Week" trip of the school year! Note >> This is just one of the very specific annual agenda items that makes MSW's Middle School program for grades 7, 8, & 9 unique. Find out more: www.theMSW.org.
In 1926, Black Americans joined together in recognition of the birth dates of president Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass during "Negro History Week" in February. In 1970, at Kent State, Black History Month was first observed to honor Black achievement, and six years later during the US Bicentennial, president Gerald Ford made Black History Month official. Now, 52 years later, Black History Month provides a time to focus on the role of Black Americans. Students of kindergarten age learn about the important contributions of noted Blacks such as Madam CJ Walker, Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, and Jackie Robinson. Take a look at what these students learned!
Here's a city stroll, compliments of the Upper
Elementary class at MSW!
Something BIG is coming to the Montessori School of Westminster. What are these sweet little students looking at from the edge of their playground? What is drawing their attention? And, in Photo Two, can you guess what the Middle School class is doing? They're standing in the footprint of the BIG change. We are so excited to share this developing story. Stay tuned for more news and photos!
Show your school spirit by sporting MSW apparel featuring our new logo! Check out the new offerings for spring including shorts, lightweight hoodies, and stadium and picnic blankets.
The store will remain open through midnight on Friday, March 18th, 2022. Items will be delivered directly to MSW 2-3 weeks following the close of the store.
Thank you for supporting the Montessori School of Westminster! Please contact Shannin Sheasby at [email protected] with questions.
Montessori School Of Westminster Online ordering for Montessori School Of Westminster ends on Fri, Mar 18, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)
MSW is ONE HOUR late today, Friday, February 25th, 2022. Before-School Care is canceled. Let's be safe today, good people!!! See you at 9:30 AM.
Trivia Night is almost here! Current families, alumni, grandparents, Friends of MSW - join us for some family-friendly fun. Customized multiple-choice questions range from Montessori-themed questions your kids will know but the parents probably won't, Disney, Harry Potter, and general knowledge - to show the kids the parents do know a thing or two! Your family plays as a team and all proceeds go to the Playground Fund to replace the elementary school equipment this summer. It's online via YouTube Live, so you can join from anywhere! Registration is open until gametime starts at 6:30! https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/OnlineTriviaNight
The clock is ticking - reserve your dinner for game night! Register for Trivia Night by Tuesday, 2/22, at midnight to add a goody bag, Liberatore's take-and-bake pizza, and/or Starry Night cupcakes to your order. https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/OnlineTriviaNight
Are you ready for the loooong weekend? MSW will be closed for students on Friday, FEBRUARY 18th as faculty and staff plan, collaborate, and work behind the scenes during their in-service day. School will also be closed on Monday, FEBRUARY 21st in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Enjoy the extended weekend! We'll see students bright and early on Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM!
Thursday morning carpool got a sneak peek at the prize baskets for next Friday's Trivia Night - it's starting to get exciting! Many thanks to Karen Barbour and The Barbour Group, LLC for the donation to pay for great prizes! Register for the chance for family fun, bragging rights, and maybe a prize basket! Families registering by midnight Tuesday, 2/22, have the option to add on goody bags, Liberatore pizza, and Starry Night cupcakes, so Friday dinner is covered too! Register at https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/OnlineTriviaNight
Monday, February 14th >>> TWO-HOUR DELAY. School will start at 10:30 AM. There is no Before-School Care today. Be safe, good people!
Happy Valentine's Day to our students and their families, to our friends and supporters, and to everyone we love! (Photo from the pre-Covid archives.)
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