Seedlings for a seedling

My youngest daughter started in the Beit Habambini toddler program this past week. Was she ready? More than you can imagine. Did she march right in, and take up her post in the classroom? Hardly. There were some tears. So I decided for my own...

Flexibility Leads to Creativity in the Workplace

At MJDS and in all Montessori schools children are encouraged to speak their mind and make logical, convincing arguments; they know that their opinions count and deserve respect.  They also benefit from interaction, autonomy, and a sense of...

Material Girl

  I ran into an old friend today, and in catching up we were asking about how the kids were, what they were up to, where they were in school, etc.  When I mentioned that my daughter was at MJDS, she asked with quite a bit of curiosity...

Our Way, and the Montessori Way – How we came to MJDS

While I still vividly remember learning to tie laces and fasten buttons in a Montessori (nursery) casa class, choosing a Montessori school for my child was not a foregone conclusion – far from it.  In fact, when it came time to look for a...

MJDS Wins The First Ever “Healthy Living Award”

Earlier this fall the Montessori Jewish Day School (MJDS) was awarded the first Healthy Schools Award offered by North York General Hospital.  MJDS was recognized for their rich and varied opportunities for physical activity (including the...

A Proud Week for MJDS! School Visits and Hanukkah Party!

Dear MJDS families, This post is bursting with pride! We have had a large number of visitors in the past few weeks: among them prospective parents, a writer from UJA  and  members of other schools. Each and every one of them expressed how...

Vist by Toronto French Montessori School Junior High Class

Today the MJDS Middle School hosted the Junior High class of Toronto French Montessori School. What a treat to get together with another Montessori Middle School! Our guests came to learn about Chanukah, and had a lovely day. They shared a meal...

Happy Hanukkah from MJDS (This Week in School) – by Sarit

What do Hanukkah and Montessori have in common? Both are joyful, interesting experiences for MJDS children and teachers.   Science and Hannukah: This week Rimon (Middle School) and Shalhevet (Upper Elementary) conducted the following experiments...