Club Profile: The Montessori Club

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University Montessori undergraduates recently began a Montessori club to further their education outside the classroom and bring the Montessori philosophy to the Cincinnati community. “The Montessori Club is a new organization to Xavier that encompasses Maria Montessori’s philosophy of education, the sharing of our educational experiences thus far and the opportunity to grow as future Montessori teachers,” Treasurer Abbie Fox said. Xavier has developed a Montessori undergraduate program based on liberal arts and child development. The program prepares future teachers to teach practical life, art, music, movement, sensorial, math, language, geography, science and history … Continue reading Club Profile: The Montessori Club

Xavier continues community garden development efforts

By: Lauren Young Xavier’s sustainability program pushes forward with the development of the community garden and its inclusion of permaculture. Working together within a neighborhood is essential to this approach and it can be seen in the way that the proposed location of the garden in Victory Beach is actually City Park’s property, so the neighborhood must approve the plans in order for the project to begin. Ann Dougherty, Xavier’s sustainability coordinator, takes pride in the fact that rather than drawing up plans and simply asking the neighborhood council for approval, her team has actively worked together with members of … Continue reading Xavier continues community garden development efforts

Montessori School adds new Upper Elementary Program

By: Lauren Young After being open for nearly 37 years, the Xavier University Montessori Lab School, located in Joseph Hall, will introduce an Upper Elementary School which provides Montessori education to children in grades four through six. With this heavily anticipated addition, Xavier’s Montessori School can now serve the educational needs of children from ages three to 12, which is a first since the school was first established in 1968. Prior to the Upper Elementary introduction, XU’s Montessori consisted of only on Early Childhood class (ages three to five), and a Lower Elementary class (grades one to three). This fall, … Continue reading Montessori School adds new Upper Elementary Program