Why do Students in Montessori Write in Cursive?

Learning cursive in Montessori education is part of the broader emphasis on language development, fine motor skills, and overall holistic learning. There are several reasons why cursive writing is introduced in the Montessori classrooms at North Star: Sensorimotor...

How do Montessori Teachers Track Student Progress

The teachers at North Star Montessori use a combination of observation, record-keeping, and individualized planning to keep track of each student’s lessons, progress, and development. Here are some common practices: Observation:  Observation is a...

Do Montessori Kids socialize?

Montessori education places a strong emphasis on socialization and recognizes the importance of social development in addition to academic and individual growth. Here are ways in which Montessori Casa & Elementary aged children at North...

The Importance of Completing the 3rd Year in Montessori

In Montessori education, the Kindergarten year (ages 5 to 6) holds particular significance as it marks the culmination of the three-year cycle in the Casa Program (Preschool/Daycare program) at North Star Montessori. The kindergarten year is a critical stage in a...

Why Montessori for the Elementary years?

After completing the Kindergarten year, North Star’s Elementary Program (6 to 12 years) is thenext stage in the Montessori educational continuum. Our elementary classrooms are designedto build upon the foundation established in the Primary years and further support...