Beautiful Bluegrass

By Kelly Crum, Communications Manager One of the many blessings of a smaller school is the ease with which teachers can collaborate. Middle School Language Arts teacher Katherine Slayton and Music and Band teacher Katie Kilroy recently teamed up to provide fifth grade English Language Arts students an engaging lesson to cap off their study … Continue reading Beautiful Bluegrass

An Egg-cellent STEM Egg Drop Challenge

By Emily Tucker, STEM Specialist Prep’s 6th Annual STEM Egg Drop Challenge was a huge success with nearly 50 teams, 40 additional entries, 18 student volunteers, and at least 12 staff members! Discovery Place Science museum graciously provided tickets to the IMAX Dome Theatre for our contest winners. Students tested their contraptions on the four … Continue reading An Egg-cellent STEM Egg Drop Challenge

Purposeful Play

By Sharon Vanella, Head of Early School One of the most critical aspects of Montessori education is the relationship that this educational model has to child development, and really, to the neurology of the developing brain. Children are naturally inclined toward discovery and play. Beginning in infancy, babies delight in games like peek-a-boo, and once … Continue reading Purposeful Play