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Parent Resources

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius By Angeline Stoll Lillard

How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way By Tim Seldin

Online Picks

The American Montessori Society has assembled a nice list of family resources. We encourage you to visit their webpage.

Advocacy

Are you passionate about Montessori education? Learn how you can help champion the cause.

AMI USA and the American Montessori Society have joined forces to push forward a national public policy agenda as it relates to Montessori education.

You can get involved in the statewide efforts by connecting up with the Ohio Montessori Alliance.

Volunteer Opportunities

Westshore Montessori School is always looking for passionate and qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Trustees. Interested in learning more? Call the school office to discuss your interest further.

We’ll be sharing volunteer opportunities as they become available. Don’t want to wait for us? Give us a call.

Contact your child’s teacher about opportunities to help in the classroom with reading, crafts and holiday celebrations.

Beyond Westshore

We are often asked, how will the children adapt to a new environment once they leave Westshore? The following are the skills each child develops at Westshore, showing how we have laid the foundation for life.

MANAGEMENT – Montessori students are used to making the decision of what work they need to do next. and which materials they need to complete the work. The only time they ask for permission to get up is during a lesson. The Montessori child understands each environment they enter and can adapt to new situations with ease.

SOCIAL – Montessori students have learned many social skills during their time at Westshore. The multi-age classroom gives the children an opportunity to develop the following skills: conflict resolution, sharing opinions in a kind and respectful way, self-advocacy, and learning how they each learn as an individual.

ACADEMIC – Montessori children are used to being able to move on to new material when they are ready for that information. They are also used to saying to the teacher, "I’m having a lot of problems understanding this concept, could you show it to me in another way?” or, “I really understand this concept, can I please take a test on it and move on to the next concept?”
Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They know how to work independently and in groups. They are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. Our students typically transition well into the new environments they encounter. We have given them the foundation that not only prepares them for success in academics but for life.