School News

  • Curriculum Nights, Your Window into the Classroom

    Posted October 1, 2015

    Curriculum nights are coming - and all parents are encouraged to attend. These important parent education evenings provide an important perspective of Montessori lessons, strategies and tools that are used to take your child from one program level to the next. Parents are welcome to attend any and all programs to get a sense of how each program level is a building block for the next in your child's Oak Meadow education.

    Oak Meadow School's curriculum, from Children's House through Middle School, is organized into a spiral of studies across math, language, practical life, sensorial, art, geography, history and science. Lessons, given simply and concretely in early years, are reinforced several times over successive years, with increasing degrees of abstraction and difficulty. This differs from traditional curriculum models which tend to offer specific subjects only once at a given grade level. Additionally, Oak Meadow's Montessori curriculum is carefully structured to integrate and complement different subject areas. Save the date and don't miss these informative and engaging evenings with Oak Meadow's talented faculty!

    Children's House - Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. in The Community Gathering Room (CGR)

    Lower Elementary - Tuesday, October 13 (6:00 p.m. Parent Social in the CGR, 6:30 p.m. Curriculum Overview)

    Upper Elementary - Tuesday, October 13 (6:00 p.m. Parent Social in the CGR, 6:30 p.m. Curriculum Overview)

    Middle School - Tuesday, October 6 (6:00 p.m. Parent Social, 6:30 p.m. Curriculum Overview)

    * Child care is available for this event through pre-registration only. Pre-register by midnight tonight: $5/child; $10/family. Drop-ins cannot be accommodated because of staffing requirements.

  • Congratulations to MS Student Liam A.

    Congratulations to MS Student Liam A.
    Posted September 11, 2015

    Seventh-grade student Liam A., an All-Star football player in the Littleton Youth Football League for the last 2 years, has been selected to receive the American Youth Football (AYF) National Scholastic Award based on his academic performance last year. Liam has received the Central MA scholarship for the past two years and last year was selected for Football University, an elite group of players from all over the state. Congratulations to Liam!

  • Oak Meadow Graduates on Lawrence Academy Honor Roll

    Posted July 6, 2015

    Lawrence Academy of Groton has announced its honor roll for the spring 2015 trimester. Achieving High Honors are Oak Meadow graduates Jorie Van Nest ('14) and Craig Waldie ('11). And achieving Honors are Victoria Hodgkinson ('14) and Michaela Dempsey ('12). Congratulations!!

  • Oak Meadow Named #1 Preschool in Littleton!

    Posted June 29, 2015

    Oak Meadow School was picked as the #1 preschool in Littleton in the Wicked Local 2015 Reader's Choice Awards - congratulations!!

  • OMS Class of 2015

    Oak Meadow School Class of 2015

    Posted June 23, 2015

    Oak Meadow is proud to announce its class of 2015. We congratulate the 8th grade graduates and wish them all the best at their respective high schools in the fall: Acton-Boxborough High School, Lawrence Academy, Littleton High School and St. John's Preparatory School.

  • Students Perform at Littleton Nursing Home

    Posted April 1, 2015

    This week, music teacher Steve Pixley and OMPA Community Service Chair Lyn Goldman brought students to the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton for the first of two community service performances. The performance included a mixture of band pieces as well as an individual vocalist. In addition to sharing their talents, students had an opportunity to socialize with the very receptive and appreciative residents. Afterwards, students reflected on the various benefits of this experience, including cross-generational social interaction, preparing pieces for a meaningful goal, and gaining experience presenting themselves formally and elegantly in front of an audience of strangers. Accolades to our students as they nurture the world around them!

    This performance is part of an ongoing effort to create an awareness at Oak Meadow, both among the students and among the parents, for community service. The next nursing home concert will be at Westford House on April 15th.

  • MS Collaborates to Build Living Wall

    Posted March 27, 2015

    The walls are alive at Oak Meadow! At least one of them is. You can see it in the hallway connecting The Rizzi Center to the Middle School next to the Peace Garden. As of Thursday, March 20th, Oak Meadow is now the steward of a new permaculture science initiative called a "living wall," or sometimes called a vertical garden.

    The project originated as a collaboration with Lawrence Academy as part of their Winterim curriculum in which students work on volunteer projects all over the world. English teacher David Smith along with his son Trevor who owns the business and nine high school students partnered with 17 Oak Meadow Middle School students to make the wall a reality. Together they built the stainless steel wall that reaches to the ceiling, filled it with dirt, and dug in 72 herb plants including parsley, sage, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. What a terrific way to welcome in SPRING after this very hard winter! Visit our website for photos of this fun project.

  • MS Students Hold Mock Montessori Model UN

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Middle School students will be representing The Republic of Indonesia at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference in New York City next week. Following several weeks of intense research into topics such as the eradication of poverty, deforestation, access to water, biodiversity and extreme hunger, students enjoyed a welcome foray into the cultural aspects of Indonesia last week. Parent Lori Locascio together with Mary Haller gave students the opportunity to learn about the culture and taste Indonesian food, including a typical dish, called Gado Gado and a delicious carrot soup.

    The week closed on a 3-hour simulation of the Montessori Model UN at Oak Meadow. Oak Meadow alumni Christian Suglia and fellow students from St. John’s High School, Nathaniel Newman, Cory Sagerstrom and Paul Igo came to moderate a mock session of Model UN. Student guests from Lexington Montessori Middle School along with their teacher, G.M. Hakim, arrived in the morning for this MMUN rehearsal. They discussed ideas, presented their positions, gathered support and wrote resolutions. The students teamed up representing committees from thirteen countries as they sought to resolve their given topic: the situation in the Ukraine. Please visit our website for photos of this mock MMUN. Last week’s activities have brought our students closer to being prepared for their MMUN experience next weekend. Participating in MMUN is part of the two-year curriculum cycle in the Middle School.

  • Science Fair Showcases Student Ingenuity

    Posted March 4, 2015

    For as long as institutional memory can serve, Oak Meadow has been presenting its annual Science Fair comprised of thought-provoking science experiments conducted by students in grades three through eight. Depending on their interests, students can begin working on their Science Fair projects as early as the start of the year. Students begin by observing their world and identifying something of personal interest to study. Using the scientific method, each student forms a question with a hypothesis, designs an experiment, and takes measurable data to determine the accuracy of the hypothesis. Upon completion, students share what they've learned with the community by preparing a visual and presenting it. Not only does the individual student benefit from in-depth exploration, but so, too, does the community from learning more about this world we all share. “Looking at the world with a sense of wonder and awe is something that children do naturally. It’s the way they are made,” said Science Teacher Kirsten Wright. “Science Fair promotes discovery of the process of learning, as well as the content. Maria Montessori, a scientist herself, recognized the importance of the discovery process.”

  • ...And Other News in the Music Department...

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Concert Band is a fantastic ensemble for all levels of winds and strings players, and has open enrollment now. Rehearsals begin again on January 7th, and continue every Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 p.m., during the early dismissal block. Contact Mr. Pixley if your child is interested or if you have questions. Concert Choir also is accepting new members, grades 3-6, for the second half of the school year. We meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m., before the school day proper begins. Email Mr. Pixley if you wish to enroll your child or have questions about choir.

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