Head of School's Letter

Welcome to the Head of School's Letter

I believe that communication is vital to the success of every organization. ASM is no exception! I write to our families frequently to inform them on a variety of topics that I consider important. These letters will give you a glimpse of who we are as a school community, what I value as a school leader, and the direction in which ASM is headed.



2019 Annual Fund

April 11, 2019

I am well into my sixth year of headship at ASM and I continue to be impressed by the level of commitment that I see in our parent community. Each of you gives to the school in a myriad of ways, helping to support our children, programs and governance of ASM. Because of you, ASM is […]

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Middle School Reflections

April 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes a child succeed at learning? Meta-cognition is the ability to understand how one best learns. Meta-cognition can be developed; it is fostered through exercises that require children to reflect upon their learning experiences. Children who understand their own learning styles (how their brains work) are able to make choices that ensure success and utilize […]

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ALICE Training

March 28, 2019

Each year the Andover Fire Department conducts several fire drills at local schools. Your child may have mentioned that ASM had its fourth on Monday. Our staff and students are well-versed in the emergency protocols that we have implemented at ASM. As usual, fire department officials were impressed with our timely response and orderly evacuation […]

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Montessori Model United Nations

March 21, 2019

Imagine being in seventh or eighth grade and taking on the thoughts and perspectives of people living in another part of the world. At this very moment, ASM middle school students are ambassadors along with students from over 100 countries at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference in New York City! Last fall, our […]

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Science Fair: ASM students onto the Regionals!

March 14, 2019

As most of you know, I very much look forward to our Science Fair every year. I recognize and appreciate the tremendous amount of work that goes into each project. From selecting the topic, to testing hypotheses, documenting and presenting, there are many steps along the way. Setbacks and challenges are sure to occur and […]

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ASM’s Science Fair

March 7, 2019

The halls at ASM are brimming with excitement and anticipation! After many weeks of hard work, our students are eager to share the results of their science fair projects with you! Throughout this endeavor, students acquire a myriad of sophisticated skills beginning with managing their time over the course of several weeks. They conduct research […]

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Inquiry-based Learning

February 28, 2019

March is Science Fair time! The Science Fair is an integral component of our curriculum for elementary and middle school students and optional for first years. Science Fair promotes inquiry-based learning through the use of hands-on projects which are natural to our Montessori environment. Next Thursday, students will be setting up their projects with great anticipation! Students […]

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A Good Read Over February Break

February 14, 2019

One of my favorite pastimes as a child was visiting the public library with my mom, brothers and sister. I treasured the time I spent pouring through books and selecting the precious few to take home. When my children were young, I continued this tradition, and we spent countless hours reading together. I am delighted […]

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Kindergarten & Lower Elementary Collaborative Projects

February 7, 2019

Last week, I had the pleasure of observing the final session of our next-level collaborative projects. Over the past four weeks, our kindergarteners have worked alongside our first and second years to learn about the scientific method by observing parts of nature with the human eye, a magnifying glass and through the powerful lens of […]

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The ASM Experience – on Film!

February 1, 2019

We are passionate about the education we provide at ASM and we know you are too! Parents of Montessori students value a holistic view of education that provides real world skills in every program from Children’s House to Middle School. The Montessori philosophy encompasses so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Many aspects of […]

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