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.

Positive Discipline

February 25, 2016

How do we guide our children, in a positive manner, to be more responsible and respectful? This morning, ASM hosted the “Positive Discipline Workshop” presented by Kristen Ancker, a Montessori-trained educator and early childhood school consultant. Kristen provided valuable communication tools, tips and examples to help us foster confidence in our role as guides to […]


Collaborative Classrooms Provide The Best Preparation For Our Students

February 11, 2016

Why do we believe in a learning environment that is built for collaboration? Our world challenges us with a complex set of global problems and incredible opportunities to provide solutions. For instance, what happens when a barge runs aground on the Elwha River in the Pacific Northwest, spilling its oil into the river’s delicate ecosystem? […]


Field Trips Enhance The Breadth And Depth of Our Curriculum

February 4, 2016

Where does the real world of science and technology intersect with Andover School of Montessori? Where else, but at the longest-running, hands-on corporate science lab in the United States, Biogen’s Community Lab!  This week, Biogen hosted ASM’s budding 6th, 7th and 8th year scientists where they spent an entire day studying Sickle Cell Anemia, an inherited autoimmune disease. […]


The Benefits Of An Individualized Curriculum

January 28, 2016

Why does ASM offer an individualized curriculum for your child? At ASM, we nurture curious scientists, budding mathematicians, up-and-coming writers and creative artists who are already inspiring us. Our students have unique passions and individualizing the curriculum enables our students to remain excited about learning. How does ASM offer an individualized curriculum for your child? Observation […]


Reflecting Upon Agents Of Change

January 15, 2016

We pause at this time of year to reflect upon the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his great achievements for the African American community, and our nation as a whole. Reverend King was a natural orator and used his gift to lead a civil rights movement based upon non-violence and Christian […]


Ancient Egyptians Inspire Creativity

January 7, 2016

The Ancient Egyptians had great passion for life, love and beauty. Lower Elementary students spent several months going back in time to study the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians during art class. Students learned about the technique of cartonnage which was used to protect and adorn mummified people at the time of their […]


A Cutting Edge Curriculum For An Evolving World

December 18, 2015

At ASM, we believe that a high quality education includes a robust, proven, yet flexible curriculum. The ‘Three R’s’ have a time-honored place in our classrooms and always will. However, our world is constantly evolving and our students need to learn new disciplines in order to be prepared for their life and work in the […]


Engineering Is Elementary And Fun!

December 10, 2015

“Creativity is intelligence having fun!” This quote by Albert Einstein perfectly describes our professional development day, last Friday. ASM’s faculty and staff worked in teams as we engineered a knee brace designed to restrict mobility. By the end of the day, faculty had utilized a myriad of tools including goniometers, fabric and fasteners to successfully meet our […]


Community Blood Drive

December 4, 2015

ASM will host its third American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, December 10th from 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the American Room. I am grateful that ASM is able to assist the Red Cross in its efforts to save lives. Touching the lives of so many, a blood drive is supportive of our mission, philosophy and […]


Navigating A Complex On-line Society

November 19, 2015

How do we keep our children safe on-line? Last night, we had the privilege of hearing Dr. Elizabeth Englander, an expert in the field of bullying and aggression, speak at ASM. I have attended four of her talks and I learn something new each time, in part because of her continuous research in the field […]


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