Montessori Matters

September 8, 2017

Working on Sentence Analysis- The Montessori Way

When walking into a Primary or Elementary Montessori Classroom, you will be immediately struck with several differences from a traditional classroom.

  • Little desks are not in a row all facing the blackboard
  • There is a great deal of open space on the floor where you see either individual children working side by side, a small group collaborating or children receiving a new lesson from a teacher
  • Most of the things on the shelves are beautifully made of wooden materials that are used as manipulatives to help with abstract concepts

In a Montessori education, children have the opportunity to design their own textbook with information created with their own hand and exercises neatly written.

This is the big difference:

Traditional: someone else creates your education for you (via textbooks)

Montessori: you create your education through your own hands (via your own notebooks and Montessori materials).

You OWN your education.

Important Dates to Remember

September 11- Cross Country Friendly Invite, Nettles Park, Clemson

September 11- Volleyball at WW King

September 14- Volleyball vs. WW King at Home

September 16- Cross Country GTC Tiger Classic- Greenville

September 18- MAP testing begins for 2nd-9th grade

September 19- Parent Education Series- Infant/Toddler-Upper Elementary

September 20- Middle School to Sky Top Orchard

September 21- Parent Education Series- Middle School and High School

Students Working in the Campus Greenhouse

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Parent Education Series

Please join us for our new Parent Education Series this year. It is our hope to help educate families on the Montessori Philosophy and what makes it so unique. Teachers across campus are working hard to create informative sessions that will be beneficial to our families. We hope that you join us for these events. Please let us know if there are topics you wish to hear about.

Please click on the links below to see the different topics being discussed at each grade level.



Lower Elementary

Upper Elementary

Middle School and High School

Dr. Mahajan's 7th Grade Math Class Working with Integers

Peace Pledge

Each week our students gather around the flag pole to pay their respects to our nation and each other. Here is the Peace Pledge they recite after saying the Pledge of Allegience.

I offer my support as a child born of the Great Mystery to the vision of peaceful coexistence among all other living creatures of the Earth.

I choose to see beyond all boundaries that separate people from places. I believe that peace is not the absence of conflict but the willingness to work out conflicts peacefully.

I offer my strength, my mind, my heart to this new respect-filled 21st century world. Together we celebrate our being here.

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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