Planning trips in the Middle school program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference. One of the most exciting things that we do in our Middle school is the students fully plan our end of year trip. Once the destination has been decided by...

Micro-business in the Middle School program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference One of the unique things about our Middle School program is our microbusiness. Our microbusiness is a way for our class to raise money for our end of year...

Cooking Program in the Middle School program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference. In our middle school, we never bring lunches from home. Instead, we prepare them all at school. Each child brings 16 dollars for the week. The system...

Self-directed and creative Jewish learning

“As part of the Jewish history learning curriculum, I made a Jewish history Power Point presentation, from creation of the world (Bereshit) to the end of the ​E​xodus. This took a good two months or so, and it was all worth it. Plus with my...

Poems by Upper Elementary on Yom Haatzmaut

When I think of Israel By Aaron: When I think of Israel I think of… The walls of the west, The golden city, Sadness overpowered by hope, And banana farms. By Shea: When I think of Israel I think of the army. I think of the brave people who would...

Pre-Pesach crafts, learning and bonding

Preparing for Pesach doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a wonderful opportunity for fun, learning, and bonding with your family. Wondering what to do with all of your left over “chametz”? Make salt dough art! Salt dough is...

The Rain Stick and BIG Work

How does MJDS support the development of 21st century skills such as team work, planning,organization, communication and creativity? How do our students develop crucial Executive Functions such as flexible thinking, working memory...

Aboriginal Studies and Open Museum

As their class trip to the capital of Ottawa approaches, Kita Shalhevet students have been learning about the history of the country they live in, and the importance of the First Nation peoples who inhabited this land before them. The projects...

Leadership, Creativity and Purim

The older elementary students took the initiative to recreate the story of Purim. In Kita Shalhevet, Daniel wrote and directed a wonderful version of the Megillah, holding exhaustive auditions to ensure that he had the right actor for each part...

Opening Minds and Hearts to Music, Art and Judaica

Music and laughter were in the air as MJDS students prepared for Purim. This holiday presents unique opportunities for intersection between art, music, and Judaica. In art class, elementary and middle school students learned about the...

Do you know about the Montessori Mafia?

Our Upper El students collaborating to mount a shoe rack together, According to the Wall Street Journal “the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite.” The article lauded Montessori for having “a...