The Montessori Society invites families interested in having their child attend Montessori during middle school – no matter how old they are now – to attend a parent information session on May 30th at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary (Room 108) from 6:30-7:30pm and express their interest. During the session, the Society hopes to shed light on what a Montessori middle school program would look like, and the benefits of such a program. Some of the current district teachers will be available to answer questions, and special guests from the very successful Coquitlam Montessori Middle School Program will also be on hand. Child minding is available – and they ask that you email to let them know your child’s age to firstname.lastname@example.org before the session.
If you cannot make the session but have an interest, please email the society to tell them – they need expressions of support from New Westminster families in order for the District to fully appreciate if there is an appetite for a Montessori program in the middle school (much like how there is Late French Immersion already). The more voices, the better.
This info session is the culmination of a lot of work by Montessori teachers and the society and it’s a critical part of making sure District staff fully understand there is an appetite and a need for a program expansion such as this. If parents speak up, it may happen – the District is responsive (well, as responsive as is realistically possible) but they really, truly, need to hear it. This is one of those times where advocating for your child’s education makes you a squeaky wheel. Continue reading “New Westminster Montessori Society Eyes Expansion to Middle School”