Learning Multiplication and Division

While using actual Montessori materials is best sometimes that’s just not possible such as now when we’re all staying home during this COVID-19 pandemic. These printable resources can help you mimic the wooden materials we use in our classroom so that hands-on learning can more easily be achieved at home with nothing more than a…

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Going On A Bear Hunt

Bear Hunt booklet image People in our neighborhood are putting bears in their windows for families to “hunt” while out walking. Based on the popular book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt it’s a fun way to keep the community engaged and give the kids something new to do, while still keeping your “social distance.” We’ve made a do-it-yourself…

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One week until #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday Logo Large wide In one week, on Tuesday, November 27, we’re joining a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can send a message of love, beauty, and hope to children living in a poor, rundown section of Steubenville, Ohio. Children like Rebecca,* age 2 1/2, and Henry,* age 3 1/2. Their parents approached us…

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

In addition to a Montessori academic program, Hilltop Children’s House will also offer the Montessori based religious instruction in scripture and liturgy called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). In CGS children are given a place where they can fall in love with God. The Catechist does not act as an instructor, but rather as…

The Five Ways

“The otherworldly quiet. This is how you recognize a true Montessori preschool. For over a century now, it is usually the thing that strikes people first, and anybody who knows what children ages 3 to 6 are usually like can see why. In a school where the Montessori Method is faithfully applied, the decibel levels…

Our Patron Saint

In the late 1940’s a sister of the Irish order of the Sisters of Loretto began receiving visions of Jesus. She was, at the time, teaching at a school in Calcutta, India. In these visions Jesus told her he wanted her to form an order of Indian nuns that would, among other things, assist children.…

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Why I am Doing This

The Front of the Building Last year, on Palm Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was killed a block and a half from my house. He was shot down in the street because his brother was connected with a gang. At least, that’s the story that I heard. His two companions were also shot, but managed to flee the scene. It was…