Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Dougherty


Michelle Dougherty, IHM Class of 2005 Michelle attended Indian Harbour Montessori through 6th grade. She then attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne and graduated with honors in 2011. She is currently a psychology major attending Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. She is also a member of the FAU Equestrian Team. Upon graduation in 2015, she plans on pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology. Watch the video below to learn more Keep in Touch We welcome news from all our EFC & IHM alumni. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by to say “hi” and let us [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Dougherty2013-12-26T15:18:00-05:00

The Sumerians Project


What I Learned from the Sumerian Team Project Experience (as reported by 5th and 6th graders at Indian Harbour Montessori on team evaluation forms for the Sumerian Brochure Project using the Microsoft Surface RT Tablets that were recently purchased by the MPTO) I learned a lot about the Sumerians and how to work as a team. I learned that if we split up the work then we could get things done better and faster. I learned a lot about our ancient ancestors and how they lived, and learned some things about the surface that even I didn’t know. We learned a [...]

The Sumerians Project2013-12-17T12:29:44-05:00

Indian Harbour Montessori Students Unlock Florida’s Ancient Past


What treasures can be found here? Florida’s National Parks are home to fossils of many prehistoric species. There’s the saber-toothed cat and the carcharodon megalodon shark, (once stretching as big as a bus); there are animals such as the giant woolly mammoth, the cave bear, cave hyena, and the cave lion, as well. To promote awareness and stewardship of fossils—the record of evolving life on a dynamic planet—and foster greater appreciation of their value to science and education, Indian Harbour Montessori will join the National Park Service (NPS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) in celebrating National Fossil Day on October, [...]

Indian Harbour Montessori Students Unlock Florida’s Ancient Past2013-10-25T12:04:54-04:00

Montessori schools emphasize self-discovery


Written by Linda Morgan, ParentMap Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician who created a new method of educating young children, once said that the "inner-directed life of the child has its own characteristics and ends, different from those of the adult." In other words, children feel, act and behave differently than grown-ups. That concept may be less than revolutionary to present-day educators and parents. But in turn-of-the-20th-century Europe, that kind of thinking was groundbreaking. In those days, youngsters -- often viewed as adults in miniature -- were to be seen and not heard. Maria Montessori not only saw children, she celebrated [...]

Montessori schools emphasize self-discovery2013-09-26T10:43:33-04:00

Why Montessori Elementary?


This is a summary of a 1998 article, "Montessori for the Elementary," written by Tim Seldin, President of The Montessori Foundation. As the child approaches six, parents are faced with a choice of whether to continue their child's Montessori education or transition them to a more traditional school setting. Here are some important reasons to consider enrolling your child in Montessori Elementary. Academic Excellence In the elementary classroom, Montessori students move from the more concrete world of their preschool years to a more abstract world that leads them to question "why?" The elementary curriculum encourages and nurtures this natural curiosity through [...]

Why Montessori Elementary?2013-09-04T09:33:02-04:00
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