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Brookview Pirate Run 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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!

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Event Details

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 7:30 - 8:30 am Registration & Packet Pickup // 8:30 am Kids 1K Fun Run // 9:00 am 5K Run and Walk and 10K Run // 10:00 am Awards Presentation
  • Located at Brookview Montessori School, 501 Zollar Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

After hosting a 5K in April for 3 years, in 2014 the Brookview School Annual 5K moved to September, added a Pirate theme, and a 10K run option. Participants have the option to run or walk the 5K distance. Runners may choose to complete two laps of the route for a 10K distance. The pirate theme proved to be popular, with both kids and adults alike getting into the fun and donning pirate costumes! 

The 5K/10K course loops from Brookview Montessori School through the beautiful Benton Township River Park along the St. Joseph River, then back up the hill and down Zollar Road to Somerleyton Road before returning back to cross the finish line in the school parking lot.
Awards to Overall Female and Male finishers in 5K Run, 5K Walk and 10K Run. Age group winners receive medals. 
This family friendly event is open to adults and children of all ages. Kids pushed in strollers are free! Or kids can participate in a 1K Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30 am, before the timed events. Supervised play is also provided for kids during the race. Register on race day with cash or check.The event is timed, using a web based app, with finish times available online onsite.

Famous Montessorians

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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:

  • Jeff Bezos
  • David Blaine
  • T. Berry Brezelton
  • Sergey Brin
  • Sean Combs
  • Julia Child
  • George Clooney
  • John & Joan Cusack
  • Taylor Swift
  • Anthony Doerr
  • Peter Drucker
  • Erik Erikson
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Katherine Graham
  • Anne Frank
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • Jimmy Wales
  • Will Wright
  • Helen Hunt
  • Helen Keller
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • Yo Yo Ma
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • HM Queen Noor of Jordan
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Larry Page
  • Devi Sridhar

...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 Comes Alive at Summer Camp

Friday, July 21, 2017

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!

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New Organic Food Production Program for Middle School

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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!

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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!