Category: Journal

Higher Ground opens first-of-its-kind winter school in Northern Utah

Jan. 29, 2020 — POWDER MOUNTAIN, Utah — Higher Ground Education, global Montessori school operator, has opened its first Guidepost Montessori Winter School at Powder Mountain Ski Resort. With nearly 50 schools in operation around the world, this is the first time the school network has created a destination learning site.  The new winter school,… Read more »

Higher Ground acquires nanny sharing platform, CozyKin

Dec. 17, 2019 — LAKE FOREST, CA — Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home. Founded in 2016, Higher Ground operates multiple education brands, including Guidepost Montessori, the Academy of Thought and… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong Chats with Danielle Stratchman

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, Michael talks with Danielle Strachman, founder and director of Innovations Academy in San Diego. Danielle… Read more »

Movement in Montessori

If you observe a Montessori classroom in action, that is precisely what you’ll witness – movement. Movement is an integral part of the Montessori method. Children move freely through the prepared environment, choosing a shelf by which to select an activity and a table by which to work. Movement is also deeply tied to social… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong chats with entrepreneur Charlie Hoehn

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, he talks with American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker Charlie Hoehn. This episode is brought… Read more »

Duo at Lake Norman lean on one another, inspire Guidepost community

Dolores Murgolo and Tomeka Bostic have been working together since the beginning of Guidepost Montessori, over three years ago. In fact, the growing network of schools that now has nearly 50 campuses worldwide was built from the backs of their own learning, in a little Montessori school in North Carolina. But that was then. Today,… Read more »

Meet Emily Ward: Love for outdoors aligns with passion for the work

The coast of Southern California is beautifully charming — with its salty air and golden horizons — but when Emily Ward gazes toward the sunset, she’s dreaming of the mountains instead. That’s where home is. And although she’s settled in nicely with her family in San Clemente, a peaceful town near the coast, she breathes… Read more »

ATI student on his way to Bard

We had the great pleasure of meeting JP Barbagelata, whom we featured in a brand documentary and a profile video (on the Academy of Thought and Industry website).  When we met JP, he was a junior. Passionate, willful, creative, he had an unmatched spirit. It was instantly recognizable. Infectious, even. JP had transferred to ATI… Read more »

Montessori and the Work Environment

Montessori is one of those things that often needs to be seen to be believed. This is why Montessori schools typically recommend that prospective families set up a time to observe the classroom in action. For many of us, especially those who attended a more traditional educational background, the concepts displayed in a Montessori classroom… Read more »