As the Capstone Experience for our third year students, we began the Narragansett Bay study with an introduction to its physical characteristics and inhabitants. Students spent the first several months of the study learning about salinity and density, collecting fish and […]
Through the Primary years, children spend a great deal of time and effort developing the writing hand. By the time students join Lower Elementary, most have transitioned from writing stories using the moveable alphabet, to writing stories using pencil and
Another installment in our Parent Education Series: Montessori Mornings with Nancy Rose. Last week Nancy discussed The Language of Encouragement and how subtle differences in communicating with your child can build confidence organically. Want to catch up on previous chats? View […]
In honor of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a Quest tradition that carries the same spirit: Community Lunch. Four years ago, “Birthday Baking” was started in Lower Elementary. The teachers were looking for another way to align practical life skills […]
We traveled to Saunderstown and set two traps to catch new species for our saltwater classroom tank using hot dogs as bait. While there, we released some of our silversides and crabs from an earlier trip and replaced them with […]
This week, our 3rd Year students visited Saunderstown to check on the minnow trap they have set for their classroom study and observations. They discussed the anatomy of crabs and then took time to collect shells, sea glass and razor […]
It must be October. Everywhere you turn, you see the word spirit. Local High Schools are celebrating Homecoming and hosting spirit days, Spirit Halloween has taken up residence in retailers everywhere and here at Quest, we devote an entire week to […]
For the last several weeks, Quest’s Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms have been immersed in the lifecycle of the great Monarch Butterfly. Each level has spent time observing, reading books, and creating art related to this amazing metamorphosis.
As we prepare for our Fall Open House, we love looking back at this amazing video created by our friends at Blueflash Photography. We create a student experience that builds independence and offers hands-on learning experiences at every level.
What a great first week of school! After a quiet summer of planning it is exciting to have the children back in the building. There are new faces throughout and everyone seems to be settling in beautifully. The beginning of