CMEC Elementary Students Give Back

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Columbus Montessori Education students were highlighted this week on the Red Thread Promise blog for their annual gift to the non-profit organization. The Red Thread Promise is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and healing to … [Continue reading]

Upper Elementary 2012-2013 Pizza Experience


This past school year, Upper Elementary students created UE Pizzeria. A pizza delivery/lunch experience business to raise monies for the annual school trip and non-profit organizations. The students learned the different aspects of running a business … [Continue reading]

CMEC End of Year Events & Information

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Thursday Pick-Up: What To Expect **ALL STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING the graduation/move up event must be picked up by 3 p.m. in their classrooms. Students who have not been picked up by that time will attend the ceremony and parents WILL NOT be able to … [Continue reading]

Announcing Interim Executive Director Nancy DeRoberts-Moore

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Dear CMEC Families, I am pleased to share with you that as of this week, I have returned to Columbus Montessori to work with Lenn and assume the leadership of the school in mid-June. Over the next month, Lenn and I will work closely together to … [Continue reading]

More Than a School…A Special Letter to the Columbus Montessori Community

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Dear Friends and Families, When I arrived at Columbus Montessori several years ago, I had suddenly lost my husband.  As I worked through the loss, the Columbus Montessori community embraced me like no community I have ever known.  Even though I … [Continue reading]

New Arizona Study Finds Big Benefits to Early Childhood Education Investment


The Arizona Daily Wildcat recently reported the finding of the Arizona Child Care Demand Study. The report confirmed what many advocates of early childhood education around the country already know: the investment pays off big time for society as a … [Continue reading]

Columbus Montessori Education Celebrates NAEYC “Week of the Young Child”


Columbus Montessori Education Center joined the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) this week in celebrating the association’s “Week of the Young Child.” Throughout the week, CMEC focused on the NAEYC sub-theme “Play: … [Continue reading]

Columbus Montessori Gains New Technology Center: The Moffett-Skolds Family Technology Center


In December of 2012, Columbus Montessori received an early Christmas gift. The Skolds-Moffett Family Trust donated $10,000 to the creation of a new technology center for CMEC. The planning process began in January and as work continues, CMEC is … [Continue reading]

After School Clubs, Spring Session


It's that time again Columbus Montessori students! After-School clubs are back and you're invited. Tuesdays 4-5pm: COMIC BOOK CREATION AND EXPLORATION (7 weeks: first session meets 4/9) With help from The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland … [Continue reading]

Red Cross Blood Drive Rolls into Columbus Montessori this April

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Each day the CMEC community gives gifts. Our faculty and staff give the gift of their talents and passion to enrich the lives of students and families. Volunteers give of their times to help with all the things that make this school great. Donors … [Continue reading]

Learning to follow your curiosity….we’re educating tomorrow’s high performing entrepreneurs


"A number of the innovative entrepreneurs also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity." This is an excerpt from a Harvard Business Review Article we ran across again...eye opening, thought provoking.... Dryer: But … [Continue reading]

Make a Wish! Sneak Peek of Live Auction Items for the Spring Gala


The Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Experience This isn't just ANY ice cream truck … this is the JENI'S ice cream truck. You heard that right. The fully stocked Jeni's Street Treats Truck is at the beck and call of the highest bidder. Freezers full of … [Continue reading]

Class Project Spring Gala Wish List – Get Ready to Bid!


Below are the items available for bid at the 2013 Spring Gala. A few rules about bidding - no pushing, no tricking and no going away empty handed. Proceeds from the event goes toward financial aid for current and future Columbus Montessori … [Continue reading]

Spring Gala Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is the Gala held? A. The Gala is March 23rd at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Q. Where should I park? A. The Gala will be held at the north entrance of the Hilton adjacent to the parking garage/under the porte-cochere. Enter through … [Continue reading]

Montessori Minute: Curb Morning Clothing Battles


For Young Children "Designate a shelf, drawer, etc., within their reach where they can pull outfit choices from for the day," Amy Williams, CMEC Teacher Education Program Director said. Williams said this allows the child choice within preset … [Continue reading]

Purchase your 2013 Spring Gala Tickets Today!

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Purchase your 2013 Spring Gala tickets today! This event raises approximately $85,000 to support Columbus Montessori’s education mission and helps provide financial aid scholarships for children to increase access to a quality education. The Gala … [Continue reading]

2013 George Award Winner Announced!

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Congratulations Morna Smith, our 2013 Spring Gala George Award Winner! Smith has been incredibly dedicated to Columbus Montessori and its mission for many years. A previous Board President, Smith used a stellar combination of leadership skills, … [Continue reading]

Columbus Montessori Car Clings are Available!


You may have noticed the blue bumper clings popping up around the CMEC parking lot. That's because our freshly printed "More Than a School" car decals are available for sale! You may purchase your removable, paint and window safe car decal online … [Continue reading]

Ready to Read at Columbus Montessori Education Center

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As a part of our celebration of Montessori Education week, the Columbus Metropolitan Library is bringing its Ready to Read program for CMEC families with children under 6 years of age. The Ready to Read program is an outreach initiative by … [Continue reading]

CMEC Montessori Madness Summer Camp

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Have you made your summer plans? Columbus Montessori Education Center is gearing up for "Montessori Madness!" Our non-academic, Montessori-based summer camp is available to incoming, current and alumni elementary students only. Please fill out our … [Continue reading]