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...

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...

Just a Moment – Frogs and Locusts

“And, by the way, Moses, I have heard you people tell your story over 3,000 times now. And I don’t believe it. It didn’t happen that way.” Thus began my 10-year-old son Jacob’s Passover play, a two-page performance...

Newsletter, April 11 2014: MJDS A Wonderful Passover and More

In This Issue: MJDS Celebrates Pesach Tips for a Creative Seder Respect Freedom Pesach with the Shinshinim Photos from Pesach at MJDS MJDS Minds in Action Update Calendar Reminders MJDS Celebrates Pesach This year the Casa children created their...

My Journey of Discovery at MJDS

Powerful, emotional, and engaging are just some of the words that can sum up the MJDS Journey and Discovery evening. Not by coincidence, these words are the same often used to describe The Montessori Method itself. It was never clearer to me why...

A Very Happy New Year

The winter break is an amazing time to watch children and see them for who they really are. It is time out of routine, long enough for them to show their characters and explore their ever-shifting relationships with their families. What I saw in...

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...

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 of...