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Hudson Montessori School is a toddler through 8th grade school, founded in Hudson, Ohio in 1962. It is the 13th oldest Montessori school in the nation, currently celebrating its 51st year. It is an ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) and OAIS (Ohio Association of Independent Schools) accredited school, and one of only 21 in the nation to have been recognized as an All Kinds of Minds School of Distinction.
Year founded: 1962
Campus location: 12 acres just north of the City of Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is located south of Cleveland and north of Akron, Ohio.
Student body: 245 students from over 20 surrounding communities including Hudson, Twinsburg, Akron, Aurora, Macedonia, Kent and other Summit, Cuyahoga and Portage County communities.
Faculty: Our faculty have an average of 12 years of teaching experience, most with advanced degrees including the faculty of our Children's House (pre-school equivalent) program. All of our classrooms have a certified Montessori teacher, with either A.M.I. (Association Montessori Internationale), or A.M.S. (American Montessori Society) certification. At HMS, we believe that Professional Development is a cornerstone of excellence in education, and all faculty and staff regularly participate in ongoing professional education.
Instructional ratio: In the Montessori classroom, the instructional ratio is typically 1:1 up to 1:4 in the classrooms with young children and 1:1 up to 1:12 in the classrooms with older children. Rather than lecturing or teaching to large or small groups of children, the Montessori teacher is trained to teach one child at a time, and to oversee a classroom of children working on a broad array of tasks.
Financial Aid: HMS offers financial aid to families based on demonstrated need. All requests for financial aid are confidential, and forms are filed with FAST for consideration. Contact Admissions@ email@example.com for more information.
Accreditation: The School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) www.isacs.org, and OAIS (Ohio Association of Independent Schools) www.oais.org. It is one of only twenty one schools in the nation to have been recognized as an "All Kinds of Minds School of Distinction".
How many Montessori schools are there? It is estimated that there are at least 4,000 certified Montessori schools in the United States and about 7,000 worldwide.
Where can I find out more about the Montessori method of education?
www.montessori-ami.org (Association Montessori Internationale; the association founded by Maria Montessori)
www.amshq.org (American Montessori Society)
www.montessoriconnections.com (an overview of Montessori education)
www.michaelolaf.net (an e-book of Montessori philosophy and practice)
www.Montessori-Science.org (http:www.montessori-science.org/) links to a site about the book and DVD titled Montessori:The Science the Genius by Angeline S. Lillard, PhD.
Learn more about Montessori education and All Kinds of Minds:
Montessori Today, A Comprehensive Approach to Education by Paula Polk Lillard
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Montessori, The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
Schools for All Kinds of Minds by Mary-Dean Barringer
Where can I find out more about the City of Hudson?
http://www.hudsoncommunityfirst.com (information about "Hudson Community First" and its commitment to promoting positive youth development in the City of Hudson)
http://www.americaspromise.org/ (the City of Hudson - voted one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People)