Christopher Academy will begin its 50th year celebration with a workshop on the Montessori method and philosophy on January 29, 2013 at 7:30 at our Westfield campus. We encourage all parents to attend this workshop on how Montessori education differs from traditional education; what are its benefits, and how the child learns “naturally” in the Montessori classroom.
Over a century ago, Dr. Montessori devoted her life to the education of children, while revolutionizing the field of early education, insisting that the classroom environment reflect the child’s natural needs to learn. Her research was developed by observation and demonstration, and it is being proven correct today through brain research and study of the children as they mature.
Ms. Amelia McTamaney, former Head of School and Board Chair of Christopher Academy, will host this workshop. Amelia has over 40 years of experience in education, of which 37 years were spent at Christopher Academy, her true love. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University, Amelia holds Montessori certifications from St. Nicholas College London and the American Montessori Society for the ages of Birth to age 8.
Christopher Academy, the oldest Montessori school in New Jersey, celebrates in 2012 its 50th year of serving our communities’ children from the ages of 2 to 8. A 50th Anniversary celebration is planned for February 10 at the school’s Westfield Campus, and the community is cordially invited.
For information on the Workshop or the Celebration, and to rsvp for either or both, please call the school at 908 233 7447 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.