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.



Seeds of STEM

October 17, 2019

How do young children solve problems using the engineering design process? Children’s House faculty and staff delved deeply into this question during last Friday’s professional day. Mia Dubosarsky of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) STEM Education Center engaged our staff in a day of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Engaging hands-on with the Seeds of STEM curriculum, […]

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Middle School Students Impact the Community

October 10, 2019

Students delight in helping others and they feel good about themselves when providing even a simple act of kindness! Service to others fosters empathy and enables our children to have a greater understanding of the world beyond them. I loved hearing about the child who invited the new student at school to join her friends […]

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How Can We Help Our Children Be Successful?

October 3, 2019

Parents gathered at our first parent education event last Friday. Montessori consultant Kristen Ancker presented ways to help our children succeed. When asked “What are your parenting challenges?” responses included: time management, getting our children to eat, go to bed and do their homework, getting our children to listen and our own lack of patience, […]

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School Safety

September 26, 2019

Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff including CPR, first aid and Epi-pen® administration. ASM develops comprehensive safety plans for our community with input from the Andover Fire and Police Departments. The Fire Department conducts three drills each year which are unannounced; they are always impressed with our quick […]

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International Day of Peace

September 19, 2019

The International Day of Peace, a world-wide day of observation, was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Although officially observed on September 21, our community will gather to honor this day at our All […]

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Coming Together at ASM

September 5, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! ASM has resumed its natural rhythm with the return of the students. It is wonderful to see old friends once again and to welcome our new students and families this fall. ASM has several characteristics that make it unique. Foremost is the sense of community, inspired by all of you. While ASM […]

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Best Wishes to ASM’s Class of 2019!

June 13, 2019

Tonight, our eighth year students will be standing at the graduation podium ready to spread their wings and take flight to one of the area’s excellent public high schools or independent schools. Each member of ASM’s Class of 2019 is prepared for their upcoming transition to secondary school. I would like to thank our parents […]

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End-of-Year Celebrations

June 6, 2019

Where has the time gone? The cool, damp weather may have something to do with my sense of disbelief – it doesn’t seem possible that the end of the school year will be upon us next week. Our community is bursting with energy and excitement as we prepare for the many end-of-year celebrations! Field trips, […]

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Portfolio Presentations

May 30, 2019

What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of work that is meaningful to your child and represents his or her achievements. Your child may choose to include his or her best work, a work that was difficult for him or her, or work that he or she enjoyed the most. Portfolios engage students […]

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Annual Meeting of Members

May 16, 2019

Thank you to all who attended Tuesday evening’s Annual Meeting. As always, it was wonderful to connect, catch up and highlight our accomplishments over this past school year! If you were unable to attend the event, you can read my Annual Report. Our board of directors, comprised of volunteers, has the important job of governing the […]

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