Quest Montessori Middle School Estuary Field Studies

Middle School Estuary Field Studies

April 23, 2021

Quest Middle School students completed their estuary field studies last week. Students learned about anadromous fish runs, salt marshes, rocky shores, and sandy beaches in the field, and we had great weather for it! Student-led discussions centered around the importance of these habitats to two estuaries: the Narrow River and Narragansett Bay. They also researched […]

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Montessori Mixed-Age Classrooms

January 28, 2021

There are many elements that make Montessori education stand apart from more conventional methods. One of the most obvious is our mixed-age classrooms. Rather than grouping children by a single chronological age, our classroom environments encompass children spanning across several ages.  We find this method to be a huge benefit. Read on to learn more. […]

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A Few Words About Harmony in Montessori Art and Music 2

A Few Words About Harmony in Montessori Art and Music

December 16, 2020

The word harmony is an important one for both the artist and the musician. In music, harmony is whenever two or more sounds happen at the same time. In art, it is when two or more colors or shapes exist in the same space. This fall in the Art and Music Specials at Quest, our […]

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An Updated School Library

October 8, 2020

by Ella Procaccinti  In September of 2020, the sixth years took on an ambitious project to maintain the Quest community library. The goal was to create a library full of books that were up to date and diverse. When the project began, the library was stocked with approximately 900 books, 150 of which were deemed […]

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Embracing Diversity from a Young Age

Embracing Diversity from a Young Age

June 4, 2020

We all want our children to be be peaceful and accepting of others, and it is never too early to start teaching them to embrace diversity.  Too often, we falsely imagine that young children do not notice what makes them different from each other.  However they do notice, and instead of waiting for them to […]

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Making Space for Children in the Kitchen

May 21, 2020

One of the many joyful aspects of a Montessori environment is food preparation. Learning how to prepare one’s own food is a critical life skill, and it has always been a part of Montessori learning. While toddlers learn to sit together and gracefully serve and share food, at age three our primary students begin to […]

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