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Parent Resources

At Western Heights Montessori Academy, we believe children reach their full potential when everyone is involved in their learning journey. We know, as parents, you would like to witness all the milestones your child achieves and help them get there sooner with the proper tools, resources and feedback. Here are some resources about Montessori education that you could use to familiarize yourself with what’s happening in your child’s classroom.


What goes on inside a Montessori classroom? How do parents explain what’s so special about the program? Why does NBA superstar Stephen Curry credit his Montessori experience with helping him become the person he is today? Check out the AMS Montessori video series, where you can see and hear about all of this—firsthand!




Montessori International, published quarterly by the Montessori St. Nicholas Charity, features articles about child development and activity ideas for school and home.

Montessori Lifethe American Montessori Society’s award-winning quarterly publication,  is available through membership with AMS. Subscriptions without membership are also available; visit Shop AMS.

Tomorrow’s Child, published 5 times a year by The Montessori Foundation, explores the questions parents ask most often about the Montessori approach, at school and at home.


Bishop, Geoffrey. “Learning through Nature: A Real-Life Testimonial.” From Montessori Life, Fall 2013.

Black, Beth. “The First Time.” From Montessori Life, Spring 2011.

Herman, Jana Morgan. “Montessori Parent: Proactive Planning: One Parent’s Approach.” From Montessori Life, Winter 2013 – 14.

Jensen, Staci. “Montessori Parent: Bringing Montessori Home.” From Montessori Life, Fall 2013

Kordas, Mary Ellen. “Montessori from My Perspective.” February 2014.

Korngold, K.T. “Montessori Parent: Creating Emotional Safety around Tantrums and Crying.” From Montessori Life, Summer 2014.

McTamaney, Catherine. “On the Topic of Toileting.” This article first appeared in M: The Magazine for Montessori Families, March/April 2006.

Pailoor, Sunitha. “Why Montessori Education Is Priceless.” From Montessori Life, Winter 2014-15.

Patton, Melody. “Montessori Parent: Separation: The Beginning of Letting Go.” FromMontessori Life, Fall 2014.

Peters, Dane. “Montessori Transitions: Into, Within and Beyond.” This article first appeared in the 2011 Edition of The Parents League Review. Included here by permission of The Parents League Review.

Shortridge, P. Donohue. “Montessori Parent: Your Smartphone or Your Life.” FromMontessori Life, Spring 2014.

Shortridge, P. Donohue. “The Montessori Family’s Role.”*

Shortridge, P. Donohue. “Discipline as Guidance.”*

Shortridge, P. Donohue. “Spring Cleaning as Brain Food.”*

*Content courtesy of American Montessori Society

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