Kingsley's Summer in the City program is a great opportunity for children ages 3 through 9 to explore Boston, learn, and have fun with new friends. Summer in the City is a five week program, that touches on a number of important themes each week.
At Kingsley, we regularly invite prospective families, current parents, and educators to observe a normal day in our classrooms. Montessori classrooms operate differently than other types of classrooms, and for some adults this flow might be new. There are a few things that you should be prepared for when planning to observe in Montessori classrooms.
—Interested in where Kingsley Montessori students end up after they graduate? Check out the Alumni Spotlight series to find out! We regularly reach out to former students to see how they're doing and for them to share their newest accomplishments with our community–in their own words.
One aspect of the Practical Life curriculum for early childhood students that generates a lot of interest is the "pouring work." The most common type of pouring work is wet pouring or water pouring (as opposed to pouring small solid objects).
People often ask how Montessori schools handle assessment, grading, and testing (standardized or otherwise). While the Montessori method has clear guidelines regarding testing, each school incorporates those guidelines differently.
Schools all over the world offer opportunities for families to visit, explore the school, and learn more about curriculum and culture. The Open House model is not new or groundbreaking, but at Kingsley we pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding experience at each Open House event. Our goal is to provide you with an honest, in-depth look at what Kingsley provides, in an efficient, pleasant experience. We strive for our events to be convenient, welcoming, and forthright.
One motif found throughout Montessori-inspired education is known as The Gift of Time. This concept comes up in a variety of ways when working with Montessori students and educators, but always implies a similar idea. When a student (or anyone, for that matter) is hard at work with something, we give them time and space to work out a conclusion.
From its humble beginnings as a one room school house, to its current 330-plus enrollment, Kingsley has undergone many changes in it's eventful lifetime!
Boston is a wonderful city in which to raise a family. The convenience of the local amenities, the proximity to amazing public and independent schools, and the wonderful outdoor spaces that can be found around every corner combine to create a truly supportive environment.
At Kingsley, we believe that our students can, and should, be in charge of their own learning spaces. One of the ways that we promote this is by allowing students to work together with their classmates to create their Class Charter. Each classroom chooses their own way to approach this task. In every class, students work together and share their ideas to create a charter that describes their ideal learning environment.