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What’s News at Montclare



We are delighted to share that the Middle States Association (MSA) has granted us an accreditation for seven years, with a mid-term review report due in the third year of accreditation! This has been an intensive, multi-year process for our school and it involved each and every member of our staff and members of our parent community.

The Designing Our Future protocol provides an accreditation option for schools that can demonstrate: (In addition to meeting the 12 standards)

  • *A rigorous and authentic self-assessment.
  • *Having a system of continuous planning for school improvement.
  • *Developing objectives and action plans for improving areas of student performance and organizational capacity.
  • *Faithfully implementing an improvement plan over the next seven years and achieving the goals that were set.
  • *We created objectives and action plans for the three areas of focus, (Assessment, Enhancing our Social Emotional Curriculum and Creating Teacher Standards) which we will be working on over the next three years. The Planning Committee and all our MCS Community will work together to successfully pursue this endeavor.

This MSA accreditation process served as an authentic professional development experience, and having been granted accreditation for seven years is a validation of our community’s hard work!

Design Thinking and Innovation in the Early Childhood Classroom – Workshop! October, 2019


Sasha Wilson, Associate Director, and Jenny Bruce, Communications Director, presented a workshop on Design Thinking and Innovation in the Early Childhood Classroom in Scarsdale at the WAEYC Fall Early Childhood Conference, Scarsdale, NY! With a focus on creative problem solving and Design Thinking, there was a lot of inspiration and community in the room – Some amazing teamwork! 🌟 The participants had fun and so did the presenters. This is Sasha and Jenny’s 3rd Workshop Presentation. Previously, they presented at NYSAIS TWC (Teaching With Technology) Conference, April 2019 and FETC, Orlando, January 2019!

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