U.S. Secretary of Education Names Montessori Children’s House 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
MCH is among the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. MCH has selected based on high achievement in the three ED-GRS Pillars: 1) reduced environmental impact and costs; 2) improved health and wellness; and 3) effective environmental and sustainability education.
“This is a huge honor,” says MCH’s Head of School, Jennifer McConnell. “We certainly don’t take this award and title lightly. This has been a years-long effort, with input from our garden specialist, maintenance team, administration and our enthusiastic Green Team.”
“This is absolutely a student-led effort,” said MCH Gardening Specialist and Green Team lead, Katherine Stewart. “Caring for the earth is a part of who we are as a community and this award is a very visual representation of our students’ efforts.”
For more information on the purpose of the award, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html
To read more about why were chosen for this honor, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/highlights-2020.pdf
Also, check out the official Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education below!
REDMOND, WA – While most schools have a charitable component around the holidays, MCH (Montessori Children’s House, mchkids.com) considers giving back a part of their curriculum.
Beginning in November 2019, the school that serves students from 6 weeks old up until 8th grade started another campaign in support of HopeLink.
This is the third year that the AMS-accredited school has chosen HopeLink to partner with and the decision was purely intentional. Read more >
REDMOND, WA – Eastside families searching for an alternative to traditional education now have a new option for their middle schooler. For the past 30 years, Montessori Children’s House (MCH, MCHkids.com) has served students from six weeks old up to sixth grade. But in 2019, the school is expanding their offering to be one of the few Montessori middle schools in the Seattle area.
“Families have been asking us to start a middle school program for years,” said MCH Head of School, Jennifer McConnell. “It’s something we’ve thought about but we wanted to have the right people in place. When it started to look like we could have the ‘dream team’ in place that we’ve always wanted, the middle school just sprouted from there.” Read more >
Over the course of three weeks, Redmond’s Montessori Children’s House (MCH), an American Montessori Society accredited school, collected basic needs supplies for Hopelink, a non-profit that serves families on the Eastside. All MCH students and families participated in the collection drive. Elementary students kept track of donations using hundred-square based tally sheets. Students publicized the drive, organized the collection center, sorted donations, packed boxes, labeled the boxes, loaded the rental truck (donated by Guardwell Storage) and unloaded it at Hopelink’s largest warehouse in Kirkland on Dec. 13.
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REDMOND, WA – Montessori Children’s House (MCH), an AMS-accredited Montessori school, was honored to be nominated in the Woman-owned Small Business of the Year category for the King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.
The award presentation, which took place Thursday, September 21 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, brought together top business owners including MCH’s Head of School Jennifer McConnell, recognized for their outstanding work and success as a female-owned business. Read more >
REDMOND, WA – Montessori Children’s House (MCH), an AMS-accredited Montessori school, is proud to have had their Environmental Specialist, Ali Yeates, join a panel of speakers featured in Seattle’s STEM-convention targeted towards girls, GeekGirlCon.
GeekGirlCon is an organization that empowers women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, “or anything else!” according to their website. “Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another,” convention organizers said.
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Published in Macaroni Kids
There’s a natural part of parenting where we want to do everything for our kids; and when I say everything I mean everything. We figure they’re going to have to make their own bed when they go away to college so we might as well do it for them now. We load and unload the dishwasher because the child is right in the middle of doing something fun, and really – we don’t want any more broken glasses. Read more
Montessori Children’s House (MCH) recently earned Pillar 3 status as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Redmond school also took home the coveted 425 Best Preschool award. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – They say the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree and in this case, it might really be true. Craig Baker, owner of Bake’s Place in Bellevue, and daughter Jennifer Wheelhouse, owner of Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in Redmond, both found themselves (and their businesses) on the 2017 ‘Best Of’ list by 425 Magazine, released April 24, 2017. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – There was much to celebrate at Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in April. Not only did the school earn Pillar 3 status as determined by the US Department of Education, the school also took home the coveted 425 Best Preschool award. MORE...