1/31: Both campuses open on time. Monticello, and Ellenville buses on a 2 hour delay. Use caution on roadways.

“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school but for life.”  – Maria Montessori One of the many qualities of a Montessori education is our focus on the whole child, investing not just in academics and physical education, but personal growth. Montessori 
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This past two years has been an unprecedented global experiment in the increased use and ubiquity of screens and with it the consumption of media, social and otherwise. Whether out of feelings of compassion, overwhelm, or just plain survival children were granted greater access and license to life mediated through a screen. As we observe this hyper-digital generation and the impact of media to learning, emotional states, sleep habits, attentiveness, and socialization, to name a few, I’d like to share some recent reflections I have had on this subject. 
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By Cheri Brasseale Photo by Randy Harris On August 25th,  I had the honor of inviting my “Uncle” Jake Singer, a well respected Navajo Sundance Chief, and traditional healer in the blessing of the tipis at the Homestead. Before assisting him, by smudging the tipi’s with sage and 
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By Peter Comstock Dealing with a pandemic is, to say the least, a real chore requiring patience, understanding, hard work, and endurance—all of which combine into a quality called courage. And courage is what this school community has shown in abundance. We have also discovered ways 
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Jack Comstock, Assistant Head of School Responding to an Emergency  It’s early on in the pandemic when we hear from friends who work in NYC hospitals that doctors and nurses are being given only one N-95 mask per week while the hospital they work for, 
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Written by Melissa Cahn, Upper Elementary Teacher On January 22, 2020, the Upper Elementary and Middle School students dedicated The Homestead School as an International Peace Site. This school wide celebration featured drumming, songs of peace, and reciting the following Peace Actions: Seek peace within yourself 
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