Elementary Program

7 Ways to Cultivate Children’s Independence

7 Ways to Cultivate Children’s Independence

Encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting. The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create opportunities where they can succeed independently. Here are seven opportunities you can try at home: 1. Allow... Read More

by Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Glance into the woods around Arbor and you may glimpse a small group of children staring up at the canopy of leaves above them, working in teams to build primitive shelters, or sitting in a circle listening to stories of... Read More

Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher This time of year inspires many of us to reflect on how fortunate we are, on all of the things for which we are grateful.  As parents, we strive to teach our children a model of generosity and empathy.  However, this can be a... Read More

Cosmic Education: The Great Stories in Elementary

By Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Ask any Montessori elementary child what they did on the first day of school and you are likely to hear, “We blew up the volcano!” Indeed, a bit of baking soda, some red paint, and a splash of vinegar is the highlight of... Read More