Montessori Matters

May 18, 2018

Arts in Montessori

"If we try to think back to the dim and distant past... what is it that helps us reconstruct those times, and to picture the lives of those who lived in them? It is their art... It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has arisen."
—Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

It is not about the end product, but about the process. We are so fortunate to have two experienced art teachers as part of our faculty. Mrs. Culwell and Mrs. Maynard help students create beautiful pieces across campus. The renovation of our pottery studio a few years ago has added so much to the program as well. Students in Infant/Toddler and Primary have several opportunities to explore the process of art in the classroom. Students in Lower Elementary through Middle School use the pottery studio to create with their hands and explore the wonders of clay. Students in High School dive deep into Art History and build on the process from the foundation that was laid in years prior. The work that is created by all of our students is incredibly remarkable. Visit our office to see any of the work hanging on the walls.

Enjoy just a brief snapshot of pictures of the programs across campus. Our High School students recently had the opportunity to visit the Clemson Botanical Gardens to work on their art.

Dates to Remember

May 22, Tuesday, UE/HS Suzuki Recital 6:00 PM

May 28, Memorial Day Holiday- No School

May 29, Tuesday, 11:00, Lower Elementary Peace Ceremony (3rd year commencement)

May 30, Wednesday, 1:00, Piping Up (Sixth Grade move into Middle School)

May 31, Thursday, 6:30, Promotion at Boulevard Baptist Church

June 1, Friday, Last Day of School

June 2, Saturday, 10:00 AM, Graduation, Anderson University

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Solo and Ensemble

This past week on May 4th, Montessori students from both Upper Elementary and High School attended the anual Solo and Ensemble festival, where students from south Carolina perform and are graded by a standard rubric and awarded ratings based on proficiency. All participating students this year were awarded Superior ratings - a total of 13 medals!
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Montessori School of Anderson

Our mission is to nurture the whole child, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, preparing students for academic excellence, lifelong learning and responsible, caring lives.
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