On November 8, we celebrated our NOVUS Center launch day. This educational space facilitates hands-on learning and STEAM projects for every grade level PreK-8th. The purpose is to ensure that our students have the skills necessary to be successful in the jobs of the future. I hope you will have an opportunity to take a look at the NOVUS Center in the near future and imagine all of the terrific ways this space will enhance the educational experience here at Montgomery.
Letters from the Head of School
This morning, we awoke to the news of our national choice for President of the United States and other offices. Our right as US citizens to choose our leader is once again made clear. We will be working to understand the implications of such choices in the days, weeks and years to come. As the election results were rolling in over the course of the evening, the students and families at Montgomery were at the center of my thoughts.
We have all chosen Montgomery School because we want to be in a community united by the values of Veritas, Pietas, Caritas (truth, loyalty, compassion). We stand for these values today more than ever. My commitment to all of you is that Montgomery will continue to provide a nurturing, caring, and safe community for our students, and be a source of pride and connection in the wider world in the years to come.
There's a certain chill to the air that turns my thought to autumn days ahead - fall sports teams in competition, fall community festivals and the vividly changing leaves that make fall such a wonderful season. We are off to a wonderful start to the school year, as we mark the end of the first month of school. By now the new faces are thankfully not so new and the returning students have found their rhythm in their new classrooms. There is an energy that our school creates in its daily activity that cannot be duplicated or made up. I have had the chance to see many of you on campus for the Family Picnic, Back to School nights or New Family Coffees, and it has been great to reconnect.
As a school which emphasizes the growth of children in Mind, Body and Character, adults in our educational community are aware of the important examples they set as role models. Teachers work together as professionals—and with parents and community members as partners—to positively shape the social, emotional, and character development of the students entrusted to us each day. Students thereby feel safe, respected, and connected to those around them, allowing them to thrive academically and socially and to be motivated to give back to their communities.