What is Education?

  Or maybe the more important question is what should education be?   Historically, the sole purpose of education was to transfer academic content as efficiently as possible, without much regard for the aspects of the student's social, emotional and character development.   But I think most of us would agree from our school experiences, [...]

Some Takeaways and Parent Feedback from John Rosemond’s Talk

Takeaways from John's Rosemond's Talk Parenting must be done with a balance of love and leadership. If the parenting approach is disproportionately love, it becomes enabling. If the approach is disproportionately leadership, it becomes abusive. Have a long-term (as opposed to short-sighted) vision of the adult you want your child to be. What kind of 30 year [...]

The Parenting Leadership Class is Back! + 3 Things We Learned from Feedback

Due to popular demand, Michele and Jim Aspinall are bringing back the Leadership Parenting class! Take a moment to read the feedback to find out why. The next sessions will be offered on May 7th, 14th, and 21st. Contact Francesca to sign up. Babysitting is available. 1. Parents are Benefitting from the Classes I am so [...]

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce has named Countryside Montessori the Small Business of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Northbrook, IL - Countryside Montessori School. The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce has named Countryside Montessori the Small Business of the Year.   Parents speak highly about how their children's experiences at Countryside prepared them for life. "Countryside Montessori is not just a place to send your children to school. It is [...]