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Real Characters

A small group of five students worked with visual artist Thessa van der Kuyp to develop fantasy character sketches the first week of July. Each day, they spent three hours drawing with the help of a very accommodating live model … Continue reading

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Orchard to Sit on Model UN Bureau in New York

Each year, 2000 students from all over the world go to New York to participate in Montessori Model United Nations. They spend several months preparing their position papers and county’s case dockets before traveling to New York. Once there, they … Continue reading

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The year is dismissed. Have a wonderful summer!

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Peace Table Project

We are working on an installation that will open the Lyceum. It is informed by the experience the children have of the peace table, both as a concrete materialization and as an abstracted concept. Over the next few days, we … Continue reading

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Arts Showcase Tonight

Please join us at 5.30  

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Science Fair 2019

This year’s science fair was a spectacular showcase of innovation in experimental design. We had students that asked questions like “can you generate electricity from a plant?”, “are wetlands nature’s kidneys?” and “if you were to get in a bath … Continue reading

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Botany Lunch

The Elementary class are inviting their parents to school on June 5th at 12.30 to view their botany portfolios and share a lunch they designed made up of all parts of the plant (roots, leaves, stems, flowers, fruit and seeds). … Continue reading

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West End Phoenix Visit

Today the children who wrote submissions for the Young Voices contest co-sponsored by The West End Phoenix and Six Shooter Records presented them to Dave Bidini at the Gladstone Hotel. Dave reviewed them and gave them some writing tips. Next … Continue reading

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Peer Teaching: The Fibonacci Sequence

Two of our Upper Elementary students used the cubing material to demonstrate the Fibonacci sequence to their younger classmates. As a lovely touch, they added objects from the nature museum in the classroom to describe how it is found in … Continue reading

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High Park Nature Centre

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