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Staff Spotlight: Morgan Aviña

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams.   I have three children that are here at West Side, and my husband and I absolutely love being able to provide them with …
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Adolescent Montessori Education!

Adolescent Montessori Education! Maria Montessori divided an individual’s development into four planes of development, each with different characteristics and needs. Adolescents between the age 12 and 18 belong to the third plane of development, and the primary goal for educators …
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Peace Education in Montessori!

Our world is often a tumultuous and scary place.  How can we help our children feel safe and cared for, while preparing them to lead the way as adults?  How can we cultivate empathy, kindness, gratitude, and the sense of …
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Sharing vs. Surrendering: Why We Don’t Force Kids to Share!

Waiting patiently is an important life skill! Montessori classrooms purposely have just one of most materials so that children learn to wait.   
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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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