Our yearly celebratory Auction and fundraiser is coming up on March 10th! In keeping with Brookview’s three-year rotating continent cycle (this year we are studying Africa and Asia school-wide), this year’s theme is African Safari—the food will be spiced with African and Asian flavors. Many wonderful items will be available for purchase in our Live and Silent Auctions, including gift certificates from area salons and restaurants, a wine and music event in your home, tickets to Walt Disney World, and a fully stocked Liquor Cart that would make Mad Men’s Don Draper proud. Please join us on March 10th from 5-10:30 for the party of the year.
Brookview Montessori School has begun the process of becoming accredited by the American Montessori Society. We are currently a Full Member of AMS, a designation that is an honor in itself, requiring a Montessori-credentialed teacher in every classroom, three-year age groupings beginning in the Primary years, and other hallmarks of authenticity in Montessori education.
Accreditation is a two-year process involving an intensive self-study, which our faculty, board, and parent volunteers have begun. We are hoping for a visit next Spring from the AMS Accreditation Committee. The whole process is designed to assist high quality Montessori schools to achieve an even higher level of excellence. Currently, only 3 schools in the State of Michigan have been accredited by the AMS.
The Brookview Pirate Run 5K/10K course loops from the Brookview School campus through the beautiful Benton Township River Park along the St. Joseph River. Ye might even spy a pirate or two... argh matey!
If you're a Montessorian, you are in good company! Plenty of successful individuals got their start with a Montessori Education. Below is a list of just some of the many Famous Montessorians you may recognize:
...and many thousands of current and former Montessori students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and more!
"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war." - Maria Montessori, Doctor, Scientist, Educator, Parent, Three-time Nominee for the Nobel Prize
History came alive this week in Elementary Summer Camp!
This week our students explored hunting and gathering versus farming, formed a bartering market for trading resources based on biomes, and tried writing their initials in Cuneiform on clay tablets.
They also "experienced" the Ancient Egyptian social hierarchy, built pyramids out of sugar cubes, and stamped their names in cartouches.
Later in the week, they created their own Medieval coats of arms and studied the Renaissance, dressing up in costumes and painting their own version of the Sistine Chapel. All that plus pancakes from an Ancient Greek recipe, Armor turnips, and Colonial corn bread!
Exciting news for next year's students - Brookview will now be offering an on-site agriculture science and food production program as part of our Middle School Program!
We'll be learning how to raise chickens and quail, plant and care for an organic garden, and prepare wholesome and nutritious foods!
It's not too late to enroll your middle school student at Brookview - to learn more, call us at 269-925-3544 and schedule a tour of our beautiful 10 acre campus today!