Montessori Education Can Eliminate the Income Achievement Gap
Children ages 3-6 see great education benefits when they go to a good Montessori school in Steubenville, Ohio or anywhere. According to a 2017 study by the University of Virginia, a good Montessori program is the only educational method shown to eliminate the achievement gap due to income among peers. Throughout their later education, children from lower-income families more routinely achieve at the same high rate as their peers from higher-income families if they went to a Montessori primary program. A Montessori program at that young age gives children confidence, the ability to take ownership of their own learning, and other intangibles that don’t come with a conventional education.
Yesterday our elementary and a few students from primary went to Mount Calvary Cemetery to pay respects to US Navy Seaman Second Class Stanley Galaszewski, who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. His remains were recently identified and his remains returned to Steubenville after nearly 82 years. He was buried with full military honors.
A member of the family came by after the ceremony to thank the kids for coming.
On October 15, 2018 we opened our doors for the first time to welcome our 2 (yes, our first class was just 2!) primary students. Today, 5 years later, 38 children walk through our doors on a daily basis!
We now have 2 buildings (primary and elementary), a large fenced in backyard, and a new plot of land where we can build gardens!
What started as a dream to provide the best Montessori education possible to benefit our hilltop neighborhoods has not only been sustained, but has grown beyond our wildest imagination thanks to support of family and friends near and far who have offered their prayers and financial assistance. To you we express our utmost gratitude!
Above all we thank Almighty God for all his blessings on our school community.
We can`t wait to see what the next 5 years will bring!