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IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

by Madison Dodd, NewGate Student I have always pursued alternative education, whether that be through Montessori, Waldorf, or homeschool. Therefore, it was a shock to me to think that I would be involved in a program so widely recognized across all types of schools. I...
2020 NewGate School Seniors Interview

Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to hear from a dad on the webinar and on top of that – a dad whose daughter completed Montessori through high school. Please join Larry Schanker for insights and encouragement from dad about the value of Montessori through the high school years and beyond.

2020 NewGate School Seniors Interview

An Interview with 2019 NewGate Graduates

Each year for the past three years Lorna McGrath has had the distinct privilege of interviewing students from NewGate Montessori IB School on the eve of their graduation. She is always reassured that the values and core beliefs of the Montessori philosophy do work. The graduates re-affirm for her that a world of respect, understanding, […]

NewGate School’s 2018 Commencement Address

NewGate School’s 2018 Commencement Address

Thomas Wolfe famously titled one of his books You Can’t Go Home Again. Poor Thomas. He obviously didn’t go to NewGate School.  Being here at NewGate is like coming home. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’ve been at NewGate since you were 18 months, or if you’ve been here for two or three years. NewGate […]

2020 NewGate School Seniors Interview

2018 An Interview with Four Montessori Seniors

Lorna McGrath has the opportunity to talk with four NewGate School’s seniors before they graduate and go off into a new stage of their lives. Each of them has a unique story to share. It is such a pleasure to listen to their experiences in Montessori and how that has shaped and will continue to […]

2020 NewGate School Seniors Interview

2018 An Interview with Alex – a NewGate Senior

Lorna McGrath interviews one of NewGate School’s 2018 graduates. NewGate is an International Montessori school that serves children from 18 months old to 18 years old. Three fifths of the NewGate graduates this year are from countries other than the United States. Our interviewee, Alex, is from Spain and will be returning to Spain before […]

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

In May of 2016, Lorna McGrath interviewed six graduating seniors from the NewGate School (the Montessori Foundation’s Lab School in Sarasota, Florida). In this candid and unscripted interview, Lorna leads an interesting conversation with students who grew up in Montessori and some who entered along the way.

Wikipedia on Entrepreneurs

Wikipedia on Entrepreneurs

nnovative entrepreneurs may be more likely to experience what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls flow. “Flow” occurs when an individual forgets about the outside world due to being thoroughly engaged in a process or activity. Csikszentmihalyi suggested that breakthrough innovations tend to occur at the hands of individuals in that state. Other research has concluded that a strong internal motivation is […]

Did Maria Montessori Wear Khaki?

 couple of years ago full page advertisements appeared in glossy magazines featuring photos of famous people wearing khaki pants:  “Humphrey Bogart wore khaki,” or “Ernest Hemingway wore khaki.” You get the idea. Although she was famous, Maria Montessori did not wear khaki. But that ad campaign came to mind recently when Barbara Walters interviewed Sergey […]

Webinar:  Interview With Soon-To-Be Montessori Graduates / 2017

Webinar: Interview With Soon-To-Be Montessori Graduates / 2017

This is a video interview with six soon-to-be Montessori graduates from our Lab School, the NewGate School in Sarasota, Florida. Join us for their thoughts on Montessori life and the world beyond.  

Video:  Montessori Seniors Reflect on Their Education

Video: Montessori Seniors Reflect on Their Education

19 Montessori High School Seniors Reflect on Their Education Filmmaker Erick Johnson recorded seniors at Clark Montessori High School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Montessori Builds Innovators

Montessori Builds Innovators

here are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate. So shouldn’t we be paying a great deal of attention to the educational method that produced, among others, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Jeff Bezos, […]