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Why I Enrolled My Kids at IMO/IMHS After Homeschooling for 9 Years

By Shannon Watson, Montessori Mom Let me start by saying that I’m not one of those parents who thought that homeschooling was the only way for children to get a good education. And no, I don’t have any more patience than the next mom! But as parents, we all want what’s best for our children, right? When my then-third grade … Read More

10 Very Montessori Gifts You Can Give Your Children This Christmas

By Cathy Tobin, Assistant Principal Here are some ways that you can incorporate Montessori principles into your family’s celebration of the Christmas season. These are gifts that will have a lasting impact. The Gift of Work Help grow your children’s fine motor skills, concentration and sense of being a contributing member of your family by engaging them in making holiday … Read More

Peace is Not Passive: Talking to Kids about Violence

By Sherilyn Moore, CEO Driving home from school last week, my children and I witnessed a group of middle schoolers from another school getting off the bus at their stop. They seemed to be joshing around, but then we quickly realized that two of the boys were not wrestling for fun. They were starting to really fight. A few of … Read More

Why We Left IMO, and Why We Returned

By Karen Carlson, IMO Mom My 6th grade daughter has been a student at IMO since Kindergarten. Until recently, it’s the only school she’s known, and she’s loved it. She’s made great friends, bonded with her teachers and thrived academically. For her, school has always been a safe, kind, and loving place. This year, she saw her non-IMO friends transition … Read More

Why I Serve for Innovation Montessori

By Kristin Chase, Communications Chair, Board of Directors It’s true – I am a joiner.  I love to be part of something bigger than myself, part of a team, group, or organization that is growing and changing and making an impact in the world.  I’m a parent of two children at IMO, Cameron and Jillian, who have attended from their first … Read More

What is a Montessori High School? Cultivating a Model at IMO

By Sherilyn Moore, CEO At Innovation Montessori Ocoee, we launched our first public Montessori High School program. This game-changing educational experience is designed to create independent, inspired, and innovative students who have the tools to create their own futures. The three “I’s” are the pillars that drive the curriculum and approach to the education. The Innovation Montessori high school model … Read More