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...

“I don’t know what my child is doing!”

No. You don’t. Neither do I. That mom down the street who gets a weekly update from that other school thinks she does – but does she really? How to communicate the ongoing events in a classroom with parent is a question often...

How I became an MJDS Mom

I remember to this day, the joy I felt when my dream of finding the right school for my daughter came true. I’ll explain why shortly….Right about the middle of my pregnancy, like many other women, I experienced nesting behaviour in...

Report cards and interviews

Last week at MJDS, report cards were distributed and parent teacher interviews were conducted.  These are two things that happen at schools everywhere, but they are truly special and unique at our school. Our older son is in his third year...

Coming Home

It would be easy to assume that enrolling my son at MJDS was a no-brainer for me. After all, my mother is the principal, and it is the only Jewish Montessori school in Toronto. I was a Montessori child and am a very outspoken proponent of...

Going live…

If you’re reading this on our website, the blog is live! At a brainstorm meeting of parents and faculty, one parent asked us about our “ten-second elevator speech” that we use to tell people about our school. I don’t have...