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Guiding your family's Montessori journey.

  • Meet Monna Istranyi: From education to corporate and back again

    Monna Istranyi has always been drawn to education.  Today, she runs both marketing and admissions for Polis Montessori World School, but her thoughtful journey to get here included an extensive corporate career first — experiences that only validated what she’s always known: She loves school more.  Monna grew up in Shanghai but was eager to…

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  • Meet Kyla Chen: Lead Guide enjoys expeditions with students, providing opportunity

    At Polis Montessori World School, students spend a significant amount of time outside, exploring the great city around them. For Mandarin Lead Guide Kyla Chen, this is such a delightful part to her day.  “New York is very exciting,” she says. “It is vibrant, full of life, full of energy, and I love this idea…

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  • Meet Becky Simkhai: Head of Schools at Polis Develops Close Relationship With Parents

    As a mother of three children, Becky Simkhai understands the intimidation of sending your child to a new school. So when welcoming a family to Polis, she greets them with empathy, kindness and reassurance that their family is not only safe here, they’ve come to a special place. “We meet parents who have very young…

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  • Meet Andrea Cui: Mandarin Lead Guide in Elementary at Museum Mile

    Not only is Andrea Cui grateful to work with children every day, she’s grateful for the opportunity to be here in the states, teaching Montessori and inspiring young minds to discover their true self. Andrea is the Mandarin lead guide in elementary at Museum Mile. She first observed Montessori education in 2015, when a friend…

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  • Expectation of the Parent in Montessori

    As children begin to learn about Montessori, it should be exciting for us to realize that we as the adult begin to change, too. Maria Montessori once said that, in the classroom, “a teacher must be created anew.” It is not enough to guide or observe the child; we must offer them as well our…

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  • The Misconception of Perfection in Montessori

    There’s a misconception that life is perfect in Montessori education. Perfect classroom, perfect teachers, perfect children. But perfection in the classroom doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does. Let’s separate the person from the environment for a moment. Are teachers perfect? No. Are children perfect? No. Are parents perfect? No. And we wouldn’t want…

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  • How Can We Prepare For School?

    Starting school can be an exciting time. It can also be a time filled with anxiety and questions, especially for parents. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your child for school and alleviate lingering concerns that you might have as a parent. Drive by the school Once your family has selected a…

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  • On Sharing in the Montessori Classroom

    We recently noticed a lovely exchange between two students in our Children’s House. One boy was working individually on a set of materials while sitting alone at a table. As soon as he was done with the materials, he left his seat, returned it to the shelf and went about something new. Meanwhile, another student…

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  • Meet Becky Simkhai: Head of Schools at Polis Develops Close Relationship With Parents

    As a mother of three children, Becky Simkhai understands the intimidation of sending your child to a new school. So when welcoming a family to Polis, she greets them with empathy, kindness and reassurance that their family is not only safe here, they’ve come to a special place. “We meet parents who have very young…

    Read More
  • On Sharing in the Montessori Classroom

    We recently noticed a lovely exchange between two students in our Children’s House. One boy was working individually on a set of materials while sitting alone at a table. As soon as he was done with the materials, he left his seat, returned it to the shelf and went about something new. Meanwhile, another student…

    Read More
  • Meet Andrea Cui: Mandarin Lead Guide in Elementary at Museum Mile

    Not only is Andrea Cui grateful to work with children every day, she’s grateful for the opportunity to be here in the states, teaching Montessori and inspiring young minds to discover their true self. Andrea is the Mandarin lead guide in elementary at Museum Mile. She first observed Montessori education in 2015, when a friend…

    Read More
  • Meet Kyla Chen: Lead Guide enjoys expeditions with students, providing opportunity

    At Polis Montessori World School, students spend a significant amount of time outside, exploring the great city around them. For Mandarin Lead Guide Kyla Chen, this is such a delightful part to her day.  “New York is very exciting,” she says. “It is vibrant, full of life, full of energy, and I love this idea…

    Read More
  • Expectation of the Parent in Montessori

    As children begin to learn about Montessori, it should be exciting for us to realize that we as the adult begin to change, too. Maria Montessori once said that, in the classroom, “a teacher must be created anew.” It is not enough to guide or observe the child; we must offer them as well our…

    Read More
  • The Misconception of Perfection in Montessori

    There’s a misconception that life is perfect in Montessori education. Perfect classroom, perfect teachers, perfect children. But perfection in the classroom doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does. Let’s separate the person from the environment for a moment. Are teachers perfect? No. Are children perfect? No. Are parents perfect? No. And we wouldn’t want…

    Read More
  • Meet Monna Istranyi: From education to corporate and back again

    Monna Istranyi has always been drawn to education.  Today, she runs both marketing and admissions for Polis Montessori World School, but her thoughtful journey to get here included an extensive corporate career first — experiences that only validated what she’s always known: She loves school more.  Monna grew up in Shanghai but was eager to…

    Read More
  • How Can We Prepare For School?

    Starting school can be an exciting time. It can also be a time filled with anxiety and questions, especially for parents. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your child for school and alleviate lingering concerns that you might have as a parent. Drive by the school Once your family has selected a…

    Read More