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Staff Spotlight Post: Ali Packo

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  Your background, your interests, your dreams. I started my teaching career in the public school system.  I spent eight years teaching in the elementary classroom. Then, I took the opportunity to …
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Order in Montessori!

There’s a well-known trope that children are chaotic. They’re busy, screaming, messy. We can’t wait for them to grow up because then we’ll have some sense of order back in our lives. However, anyone who has spent time around children, …
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Staff Spotlight Post: Brandi Parcell

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? I have two children whom both attend West Side beginning at 13 months old. Holden is going to be in Kindergarten next year and …
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Failure IS an Option!

Failure IS an Option! It sounds counter-intuitive to suggest that parents should allow their children to fail, but hear me out. Parents often want to protect their children from “the mistakes I made.” This is especially true of children past …
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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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