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Reaching & Maintaining Operational Sustainability

Reaching & Maintaining Operational Sustainability

Reaching & Maintaining Operational Sustainability was a presentation given by Lisa Carling at the 2013 IMC conference. Sustainability is a Process and a Journey, Not an End! It involves all aspects of and decisions made within an organization supporting your mission and vision over the long-term Operational Sustainability is ESSENTIAL! Download File

If iPad Will I Touch Tablets? Montessori and Technology

If iPad Will I Touch Tablets? Montessori and Technology

What are we (as Montessori educators and parents) to do with this new reality? What will Montessori be in an ever-changing future?   We now live in an ever-changing future, and our Montessori goals are necessary preparations for children who need to learn how to adapt. We’ve been citizens in this kind of future for […]

Sample Letter Holding a Family to Their Contract

Sample Letter Holding a Family to Their Contract

Mr. and Mrs. street city Dear Mr. and Mrs. ______, After careful consideration, the school’s Board of Trustees has asked me to confirm that, while they regret the circumstances that led you to your decision to withdraw ______ from ____ school, in light of the school’s continuing expenses and the fact that enrollment at our […]

Five day a week attendance

Five day a week attendance

A parent wrote, “I am the board president of a Montessori School . Our school is a pre-K through K school. We are considering a move to change the slots we offer. Currently we offer 3 half-day slots and 3 full-day slots as well as 5 half-day and 5 full-day slots. We are the only […]

How Do We Judge Success?

How Do We Judge Success?

It seems to me that independent, scientific proof of the success of the Montessori approach will do a lot of good for Montessori Schools — but it carries inherent dangers as well. When we judge whether something is effective or successful, we need to consider that definition of success in the context of our goals. […]

Preparing the Budget

Preparing the Budget

Since most of a school’s income comes from tuition, the development of the next year’s budget begins with preparing the best and hopefully most accurate projection of next year’s enrollment at each age level. In this process, you should show enrollment for the year before, the current year, and the year for which you are […]

Basic Accounting Income Statements

Basic Accounting Income Statements

An income statement otherwise known as a profit and loss statement is a summary of a company’s profit or loss during any one given period of time, such as a month, three months, or one year. The income statement records all revenues for a business during this given period, as well as the operating expenses […]