Science, the Earth and Awe

The initial lesson for the Periodic Table was short and sweet, not even 5 minutes. I told the children that this year we are calling our birthdays by the name of the element with the corresponding atomic number on the Periodic Table. For example...

Planning trips in the Middle school program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference. One of the most exciting things that we do in our Middle school is the students fully plan our end of year trip. Once the destination has been decided by...

Micro-business in the Middle School program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference One of the unique things about our Middle School program is our microbusiness. Our microbusiness is a way for our class to raise money for our end of year...

Cooking Program in the Middle School program

Please find what one of our Middle School student presented at a CHAT leadership conference. In our middle school, we never bring lunches from home. Instead, we prepare them all at school. Each child brings 16 dollars for the week. The system...

MJDS Education for Life Middle School: Canoe Trip

MJDS is very proud of our wonderful, developmentally healthy and sound education for our adolescents. One key tool is the powerful Erkinder programme in which the students are away from home and immersed in nature. Our adolescent community, Kita...

How Children Benefit from Real Responsibilities at School

The Montessori Casa de Bambini (Children’s House) features an area of study called Practical Life. This is one of the children’s favourite areas in our classrooms and is essential in developing order, concentration, coordination and independence...

Establishing routines

As a Montessori guide and parent, I know first-hand the importance of establishing strong routines, especially at the very beginning of the school year. The benefits are many, but simply put, routines can empower your child while cutting down on...

Monster Softball Team 2016

What a year! The Monster softball team in its first full year achieved way beyond expectations! We won two of our first three games and qualified for the upper level league tournament. At the tournament on June 7th we had a very dramatic 10-10...

Creative Tikkun Olam at Kavanah Garden

Kita Magen David had an awe-some morning at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden this past week! We learned about the mitzvah “L’avdah ul’ shomrah” (to ​work and ​guard) ​a Pasuk from Sefer Bresheit (the Book of Genesis) and got...

Senior Track and Field results are in!!!

… MJDS perennial contender now! Though it comes as no surprise to me, having been privileged all year, and specifically all spring, to observe the collective work ethic and focused training of all our Shalhevet and Rimon students, seeing...

Self-directed and creative Jewish learning

“As part of the Jewish history learning curriculum, I made a Jewish history Power Point presentation, from creation of the world (Bereshit) to the end of the ​E​xodus. This took a good two months or so, and it was all worth it. Plus with my...