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SELF-DISCIPLINE IN MONTESSORI We follow through. It’s one of the ways we support children. We don’t simply say something once. We demonstrate, observe, model, assist and remind. Everything is neutral to a child. There is no “right” way to sit on …
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The Building Blocks of Critical Thinking!


The Building Blocks of Critical Thinking! Every educational reform movement in America has new buzz words. Critical thinking skills developed through “learning experiences” are the current rage. But wait. Infants begin to sort and categorize information from the moment they …
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Spotlight Post: Melissa Snyder


Melissa Snyder has been teaching at West Side Montessori for 13 years. She is an American Montessori Society team member and is currently a member of the ELF program (The American Montessori Society’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program). Melissa is passionate …
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Open House: January 28


Visiting during an open house is a great way to learn about West Side Montessori! You and your family will have the opportunity to see our classrooms as well as speak with teachers, current families, current students, and graduates. Come …
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

  • Meet Our Graduates

    West Side Montessori graduates exude compassion and will change the world.

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