It is a privilege to visit a school which is so deeply committed to the power of the child as herald of social change
Montessori Global Ambassador
It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Head Start Montessori Children’s House on their 35th anniversary. It is always a joy to see a Montessori school blossom. And it is not different with Head Start – having begun their journey as a nursery school for 3-6 year olds it has now grown into a school which offers Montessori education to children from 2 to 18 years of age. On my visit to the school some five years ago I was impressed by the authenticity of the Montessori prepared environment offered to all the children in the school and by the care and gentle guidance with which the children were nurtured in the nursery. This was reflected in the caring and considerate attitudes of the primary age pupils who so obviously enjoyed learning with their friends under the affectionate eye of their knowledgeable teachers. My visit coincided with plans for development of the secondary school which has flourished since then.
It is a privilege to visit a school which is so deeply committed to the power of the child as herald of social change. The leadership and staff offer children a solid educational foundation for their future, grounded in humanity, respect and trust. I wish the school and its team every success for the future as they evolve and prosper, always ensuring that the child is at the heart of all their actions.
Barbara Isaacs trained Montessori teachers at Montessori St. Nicholas, London Montessori Centre and Montessori Centre International, contributed to all course developments since their inception in 1998, and does so to the present day. She was one of the founding members of the Montessori St Nicholas ‘Montessori Accreditation and Evaluation Board’ and since 2010 has been actively engaged in the Montessori School Association. She initiated the thriving Montessori St Nicholas (MSN) in partnership with the Museum of Childhood.