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Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year!

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    New to ASM's Children's House Program for 2014-2015:
  • We are now accepting students from 2 years 9 months
  • A Full Day Program is now an option for all students
  • A 12-month program is available (school year from September to June and a full summer program)

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Message from the Head of School

I am delighted to introduce you to Andover School of Montessori, a school where young minds are developing to meet the challenges of our times.  

I believe that when Maria Montessori opened her school in 1907, she was well ahead of her time. Her ideas about student learning are more relevant today than ever.  When you visit ASM, you will notice that there are children of different ages in the same classroom, not unlike your workplace. Students engage in project based work, allowing them to collaborate, create, and problem solve. These are the skills students will need to be successful in life and the workplace, skills that cannot be measured via a standardized test. Therefore, students are assessed through daily observations, discourse, essay writing, rubrics and traditional testing.

ASM’s curriculum advances within a three-year program cycle, allowing your child to be with his teacher over this extended period. This relationship allows the teacher to thoroughly understand your child, thus helping him to achieve his potential. The teacher learns what ignites your child’s passions, and helps him to discover and develop his talents. Your child will be encouraged to take risks and make mistakes within a safe and caring environment, allowing him to grow and learn: prerequisites for constructing new knowledge and the inspiration for new ideas. He will develop a social intelligence and confidence that will serve him well as he navigates his teenage years. I have observed this first-hand in my own children, both Montessori graduates.

Traditional schools are beginning to recognize that these fundamental principles of a Montessori education are critical to student achievement, and at ASM we have been successfully and intentionally delivering these “new” educational concepts for decades.

I invite your family to visit our school and see it in action. Please call our Director of Admission, Yvonne Howard, to coordinate a time and to answer any questions that you may have.

Sincerely,
Joanna DeStefanis, Head of School

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ASM-Preparing Your Child For Life

August 2014
1-29 Summer Program - 7:30am - 6pm daily
25 Faculty Returns
28 LE Pizza Party - 4pm
28 CH Information Night 6:30pm
28 MS Information Night - 6:30pm
12-16 UE to Nature's Classroom, Groton, MA
September 2014
2 School Starts for LE, UE, MS, New CH and K
2-3 CH Phasing-In for New CH and K
4 School Starts for Returning CH
5 All School Meeting - 8:45am
8 UE Information Night - 6:30pmr
9 PACE Welcome Coffee and Volunteer Fair - 8:35am
10 Board Meeting - 6:30pm
11 LE Information Night - 6:30pm
12 All School Meeting - 8:45am
16-19 MS to AMC Mountain Classroom in NH
16 New Family Social - 6:30pm
19 All School Meeting - 8:45am
25 Rosh Hashanah - No School
26 All School Meeting - 8:45
26 All School Ice Cream Social - 3pm
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