Natalie Celeste, Principal of CMSD’s Tremont Montessori School | Photo by Ted Zbozien
The tuition-free, Pre-K-8 school in the heart of our neighborhood, Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Tremont Montessori, has a new principal at its helm: Natalie Celeste. Celeste, a Montessori-trained educator, will steward the over 100-year-old, child-centered educational approach based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.
The Tremonster sat down with Celeste in a Tremont Montessori classroom to talk about her new role and the time-tested Montessori educational model. Continue reading
A special report by The Tremonster
The future of what happens inside the Tremont Montessori School to support the program’s growth in enrollment, accommodate the curriculum and create a quality physical environment was discussed at the most recent community meeting.
Roughly 50 neighbors, parents, teachers and even some students gathered in the school’s lunchroom at 5 p.m. May 19. It was the third meeting this year to gather feedback from the neighborhood and other stakeholders about how to update the 98-year-old school building to give students a 21st century learning environment. Continue reading
by Tom Ott CMSD NEWS BUREAU Tremont Montessori Principal Heather Grant decided several years ago that the school had to live up to its billing. If not, she would recommend that Cleveland Metropolitan School District leaders drop Montessori from the name or maybe even shut down the building. The…