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Class and Community Meetings

On the third Thursday evening of each month during the school year, NewGate parents, teachers, administrators, and interested students are invited to meet together for Class and Community Meetings. ...

NewGate School is finally able to expand

With the opening of our second campus in Lakewood Ranch, NewGate is finally able to expand. We are beginning to consider applicants for both mid-year and fall, 2017 admission, NewGate is the ...

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, ...

Opera Immersion

Immersion weeks are fabulous learning and practicing opportunities for our students. I consider us very lucky to be able to take these weeks, change our usual schedule, and end with something ...

Positive Field Trip Feedback

Our class has been on many field trips recently. These opportunities to go out and learn are wonderful and engaging. More importantly for me, as the guide, is that every opportunity to go out gives ...

Going Out

Field Trips are an important part of the Montessori elementary experience. We often call is ?going out? which, appropriately, seems more a part of the regular curriculum rather than the ?day off? ...

Budding Young Gardeners at Kids Day

What's New Lisl Liang; Saturday April 11, 2015 at Payne Park Dozens of families stopped by the NewGate School booth in Payne Park this morning to grow their "green thumb." The "Gardening with Love" ...

Learning Fun

LOWER ELEMENTARY Posted by Cheryl Allen. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 I have a whole list of ideas for what I want to share here, then stories like this happen right in front of me and my list is ...

Artist of the Month

LOWER ELEMENTARY Posted by Cheryl Allen. Monday, March 23, 2015 Each month we study an artist. We usually read a book about the artist, look at some examples of his or her work, and do work in the ...

Sticks and Stones: The Power of Words

What can we do to improve the odds of raising children who understand their role as caring, contributing members of our global society? There are only so many ways to say this: Montessori works! ...

Team Building

THE NEWGATE MONTESSORI WAY Posted by Cheryl Allen. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 We look forward to team building every Monday afternoon. It gives us a chance to work with groups of students in different ...

SRQ Studios Hosts Poetry Out Loud with NewGate School

Poetry Out Loud judges and NewGate faculty with Dylan Caruso (Center Left) and Ben Bogard (Center Right). Photo credit: Evan Sigmund by Lisl Liang Today, the downtown offices of SRQ magazine were ...

Why Small Schools Work

Good Things Come In Small Packages Why Small Schools Work By Tim Seldin A hundred years ago most schools were very small in comparison with the large elementary schools and enormous middle and high ...

SRQ Airport Winners - Six Students from NewGate

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) sponsors an annual art competition open to students in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The art show challenges public and private students in ...

Summer In Sarasota: Beachcombing

This morning I have been searching online for interesting ideas to share with you as we work our way through the dog days of summer. I was delighted to discover that one of my favorite resources for ...

The Essence of NewGate's Secondary Montessori Program

These are the essential characteristics of our secondary Montessori program: 1. We allow for individualized pacing where possible and appropriate. 2. Our program allows students ample ...
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