Paul Giannamore of the Steubenville Herald Star stopped by to talk with us on Wednesday and his article ran in the paper today, Sunday, August 19.
The Montessori method builds on itself as a community of children learning together, with older children helping the younger children. The Hilltop Children’s House is hoping to start with younger children this year and recruiting a new class of younger children each year so that there will be three levels of learning, with one group finishing and a new one starting each year.
The idea is to learn as a shared experience.
Renovations to the small building are continuing, with long-term plans to remove walls, replace windows and add more windows, pull drop ceilings and more. In the meantime, the Crowes are working toward having a main learning room ready, with small book cabinets being made by Crowe’s father and brother in their cabinet company, and cleaning and other renovation work under way. The hope is for a more complete renovation by the start of the 2019 school year.