For Parents

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.

Handbooks, forms, and other parent resources

2018-19 Parent Handbook

Media Release Form

Child Enrollment and Health Information Form

Authorization to Release Form

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

What happens when your child moves on from Westshore Montessori School?

Westshore prepares your child for the next step in their academic career from the moment they first set foot in the classroom.  The classroom environment is filled with thought provoking materials, which stimulate their minds, encourage collaboration and provide a safe place for them to experiment and learn.  The gift of having the time to work with a concept through mastery gives the children the self-confidence they need to try anything when it comes to gaining knowledge long past the pre-school years.  Each Westshore student has set their own expectations for learning, and this has made them intrinsically motivated to achieve their goals. These skills serve all children throughout their academic career and their lives, whether they continue with a Montessori education or transition to a traditional school.

Children leave Westshore Montessori with a deep respect for the needs and capabilities of themselves and other people, as well as an appreciation for diversity in all forms.  When a child leaves the Montessori environment, they will take with them:

  • Academic preparation
  • Creativity and originality of thought
  • Autonomy
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Love of learning
  • Multi-cultural view
  • Confidence and competence
  • Lasting relationships
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • High self-worth