NSM began a phased reopening on 6/6/20, we have adopted a set of protocols to best prepare the building, staff, and students in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The practices contained herein provide multiple layers of protection to everyone entering the building, and are informed by the guidance issued to date by governmental and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accordance with the Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA Department of Education and Department of Human Services, and are consistent with requirements set forth to date by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pa Department of Health Services and OCDEL.
This document will be updated as needed.
As we move through this time of uncertainty together, it is important that you all, our community, know our ultimate priorities.
To protect our families and staff
To keep us all safe and take the very best care of every member of our community that we can.
To protect our school
To be able to safely keep our doors open.
To protect the physical and emotional health and well-being of every one of us
Creating structures for connection and continued learning to support us all in keeping our minds sharp, our bodies healthy, and our connections with one another strong.
We remain confident that we will overcome these challenges as we always have—together—with our students and our mission at the forefront of our minds. We will continue finding creative and pedagogically sound ways to give our students both the academic program and sense of community that they deserve. We will continue to engage as a community of learners guided by the Montessori principles that have grounded our education since our school’s founding.
Learning from Home
Our students who are not on campus, K-8th grade, are using the google classroom platform and have daily virtual meetings with their teachers.
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“What the New School provides is a wonderful environment where children are able to become active learners. The added bonus is the level of respect they learn for their peers, their teachers and the environment. We couldn’t find that combination anywhere else.”
Marcy Radcliffe, New School Montessori Parent