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Jeff Bezos of Amazon pledges major gift to Montessori

Montessori Alumnus, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com, Pledges $2 Billion for Montessori Preschools Serving Low-Income Children and to Address HomelessnessSeptember 16, 2018 In case you missed this story in ...
Montessori Alumnus, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com, ...

Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori

Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori Programs The Montessori approach to learning is the educational framework for the content and structure of the curriculum, as well as the policies and ...
Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori ...

New website for school uniform orders

New lnk for ordering school uniforms. All students (except toddlers) must wear NewGate uniforms. We have a new system for placing uniform orders! Please go to this link: ...
New lnk for ordering school uniforms. All students (except ...
New Gate Graduates 2018

NewGate School - College Acceptances 2004-2018

Since our Montessori High School graduated its first class in 2004, essentially all of our graduates have gone on to success in college and graduate school. Today they ...
Since our Montessori High School graduated its first class ...
New Gate School Event

Cheers for NewGate - An UnGala Gala

Thursday Feb 1 2018, 6PMLocation: Gold Coast Eagle 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240 941-922-4949Join us for a come as you are "Un-Gala Gala" with small plates, ...
Thursday Feb 1 2018, 6PMLocation: Gold Coast Eagle ...
Students cooking at the French Culinary Studio

French Culinary Studio

In the Upper School, a group of students 7-9 grade are currently engaged in a 4-week French Culinary Studio after school on Mondays at the Lakewood Ranch Campus. (An ...
In the Upper School, a group of students 7-9 grade are ...
Montessori child learning

Montessori Builds Innovators

by Andrew McAfeeHarvard Business Review (JULY 25, 2011)This piece was published a few years ago, but it is such a concise summary that I thought it worth sharing ...
by Andrew McAfeeHarvard Business Review (JULY 25, 2011)This ...

102 Steps to Parenting The Montessori Way

Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. As a start, read Tomorrow's Child. We also recommend our books The Montessori Way and How To Raise An Amazing Child.Purchase a ...
Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it ...
New Gate's first IB Graduates

NewGate Grads Made The Grade

Congratulations to our First IB Students The NewGate School is proud to announce that our first group of IB students, Braeden Allen, Candace Powell, Patrick Wheeler and ...
Congratulations to our First IB Students The NewGate School ...

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. This ...
On the third Thursday evening of each month during the ...
Montessori learning

NewGate expands to second campus

With the opening of our second campus in Lakewood Ranch, NewGate is finally able to expand. NewGate is the independent, international, college-preparatory Montessori ...
With the opening of our second campus in Lakewood Ranch, ...

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, to show us ...
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less ...
opera rehearsal

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, ...
Immersion weeks are fabulous learning and practicing ...
montessori kids on field trip

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 ...
Our class has been on many field trips recently. These ...
South Florida Museum, FeNi

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 ...
Field Trips are an important part of the Montessori ...
New Gate School kids day

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 ...
What's New Lisl Liang; Saturday April 11, 2015 at Payne ...
Measuring a room using all the yard sticks and rulers they could find.

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 ...
LOWER ELEMENTARY Posted by Cheryl Allen. Tuesday, March ...
New Gate SChool Artist of the Month

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 ...
LOWER ELEMENTARY Posted by Cheryl Allen. Monday, March 23, ...
Montessori kids team building

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 ...
THE NEWGATE MONTESSORI WAY Posted by Cheryl Allen. ...
Poetry Out Loud Winners and Judges

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 ...
Poetry Out Loud judges and NewGate faculty with Dylan ...
school house

Why Small Schools Work

Good Things Come In Small PackagesWhy Small Schools WorkBy Tim SeldinA hundred years ago most schools were very small in comparison with the large elementary schools and ...
Good Things Come In Small PackagesWhy Small Schools WorkBy ...
art work

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 ...
The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) sponsors ...
kids on the beach - artwork

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 ...
This morning I have been searching online for interesting ...
Montessori Students of the Secondary Program

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 ...
These are the essential characteristics of our secondary ...