Led by Mindy Mahar and Ali Monroe Johnson, our 25 ninth-graders have been settling into high school as only Montessori kids can. On August 23, a group accumulated service hours by painting picnic tables, unpacking and assembling new furniture, and preparing their new environment.
The first day of school, our high school teachers led a day of learning the new environment, introducing high school structures, team-building exercises and service work. Students are learning the art of managing eight different classes and learning how to write professional emails. High-schoolers are expected to take charge of their education by composing emails to teachers if they have a question or concern, rather than leaving it to their parents or guardians.