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.



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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Interdisciplinary Projects

January 24, 2019

Interdisciplinary projects are a natural component of an ASM education. When students are able to make connections between different subject areas, they develop a broad and deep understanding of how the world is interconnected. Their approach to problem solving becomes more effective because they learn that multiple perspectives can inform their point of view. Interdisciplinary learning provides […]

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Next-Level Projects

January 17, 2019

Re-enrollment season is upon us and at ASM, we understand your children’s concerns as they move from grade-to-grade and program-to-program. We are intentional in our effort to introduce your child to their new environment and do so in a variety of ways. Next-level collaborative projects, all-day visits and field trips with future classmates are planned […]

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January 10, 2019

On Thursday, February 3, Middle School and 6th year students became genetic researchers for the day! ASM students made a trip to the Biogen Community Lab where they engaged in a hands-on laboratory, Chances Are, studying sickle cell anemia. They were introduced to genetics and the relationship between DNA and proteins. The goal of our genetic researchers was to find out the chances […]

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