Montessori Education Week – Press Release

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For More information – Contact Name: Elise Geiger Telephone: 847-864-2190

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Chiaravalle Montessori School Readies for National Celebration

Students and staff members at Chiaravalle Montessori, 425 Dempster St., Evanston, IL, are busier than ever this week as they put final touches on a series of special events planned for the weeklong observance and celebration of Montessori Education Week, February 22-28, 2015. Chiaravalle Montessori will be joining more than 5,000 Montessori schools across the U.S. and around the world, including over 200 sponsored by public school districts. The school is inviting members of the Evanston community to come take a firsthand look at the child-centered, individualized approach developed over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician in Italy.

” The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.” Forbes article, Is Montessori The Origin Of Google & Amazon?

” …the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.” Wall St. Journal article, The Montessori Mafia.

To schedule a visit or obtain information Director of Admission & Financial Aid Nancy Syburg advises parents to contact the school office at 847-864-2190. Montessori Education Week is an annual event designed to promote increased awareness and respect for all children, our most precious natural resource, Nancy explains. Chiaravalle Montessori will celebrate this special week with: A free introductory class for children 16 -30 months; A free introductory class for children 3 & 4 years old; the Upper Elementary students (grades 4, 5, and 6) host an Interest Fair; an event for parents to observe classrooms of 3-6 year olds at a Montessori Morning, with coffee and questions to follow.

Parents and professionals alike claim that the Montessori approach is on the cutting edge of today’s school reform movement, which identifies innovations, that have been part of Montessori classrooms since 1907. Multi-age groupings, a rich and extensive curriculum implemented with hands-on materials, cross-discipline learning, and care of the global environment are just a few of these innovative characteristics, according to Chiaravalle Montessori, all in a school setting with a “family atmosphere.”