New Principal Directs Tremont Montessori’s Tuition-Free, Child-Driven Education

 Natalie Celeste, Principal of CMSD’s Tremont Montessori School | Photo by Ted Zbozien

A special report by The Tremonster

Hello, Tremonsters!

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

Public Meeting at Tremont Montessori Plans for Enrollment, Curriculum, and Environment

Tremont Montessori Community Meeting

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