[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four–Waitlists

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Four: Waitlists | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. So far in our school-choosing adventure, we knew that one application for each child would go to Steele Montessori. SAISD allows three choice… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Three–Why We Love Montessori So Much

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part 3: Why We Love Montessori So Much | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It takes Lewis McNeel approximately three weeks of internet research to buy a light fixture. In our old house, he designed his own… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Two–Excuses, Experiments, and Expos

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School, Part Two – Excuses, Experiments, and Expos | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Having an education reporter for a wife, Lewis McNeel rarely needs to comb through niche.com or greatschools.org to learn more about his local… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School–Part One

[Hall Monitor] The McNeels Choose a School -- Part One | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. For the past six years, I’ve been there every time San Antonio ISD sneezed. I’ve done so from a safe distance, where the… Continue Reading

Finding the Right Schools in San Antonio for Your Children – MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition

Finding the Right School for Your Child - MOMS Club of San Antonio NE Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

Talking to parents about schools is one of my favorite things ever. Last week, the MOMS Club of San Antonio—NE hosted me at their monthly meeting at Windcrest United Methodist Church for a presentation about finding the right schools for… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Montessori For All founder’s cookbook helps build kids’ independence in the kitchen

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Would you let your two-year-old chop mushrooms for making pizza? Montessori educator Sara Cotner does. “Montessori Moments: 2 years and 3 months”, Sara Cotner, Feeding the Soil, June 3, 2013. It’s one of the ways… Continue Reading

Montessori For All wins $100k grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges

Back in February, when I visited an information session for Montessori For All, I was impressed by their unique model: Montessori education at a free, public charter school. (Read more in this earlier post.) Both Austin and San Antonio have thriving… Continue Reading

What I learned at the Redbud Montessori For All information session

On Saturday, I attended the first information session for Redbud Montessori For All a proposed charter school that would be based on authentic Montessori principles. The school opening is still a few years away, but if you have kids age four or younger,… Continue Reading

Redbud Montessori for All info session at 10 a.m. Saturday

Redbud Montessori for All is holding an information session at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16 at the San Antonio Area Foundation‘s new offices at the Pearl. “Info session for Montessori charter set”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, February 14, 2013; my earlier post.

Redbud Montessori for All: San Antonio information session February 16

Montessori education has a great reputation, but the cost of tuition has been a barrier for many families. That may change soon: Montessori For All is an organization working to create a network of diverse, high-performing public charter schools based… Continue Reading