Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

On May 12th, 2016, Hershey Montessori School celebrated the groundbreaking of a new building at the Huntsburg Campus that will house the completion of the Upper School.

“Every time Hershey Montessori School has expanded their programming, it’s because the students themselves want it. They ask for it. They express an interest to continue their Montessori education. The students at Hershey Montessori School, especially at the middle school level, are already very engaged in running small businesses, in growing some of their own food, and solving problems on the land. What will be possible for older students is to continue that work at a much higher, more sophisticated level. This is a microcosm of society on this farm.” – Laurie Ewert-Krocker, Upper School Program Director

The groundbreaking was a historic event because once the building is finished, Hershey Montessori School will be one of the first Montessori schools in the world to serve a complete continuum for infants through 18 years of age. “Education should not limit itself to seeking new methods for a mostly arid transmission of knowledge: its aim must be to give the necessary aid to human development. This world, marvelous in its power, needs a ‘new man.’ It is therefore the life of man and his values that must be considered. If ‘the formation of man’ becomes the basis of education, then the coordination of all schools from infancy to maturity, from nursery to university, arises as a first necessity.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Already, Hershey Montessori School has impacted 500 schools around the world through people visiting, learning about their practices, methods, and philosophies, and by Hershey Montessori School hosting the AMI Orientation to Adolescence during the summer months at the Huntsburg Campus. With the expansion of the Upper School, Hershey Montessori School will, once again, be on the cutting edge of Montessori education, and will provide a basis for similar programs to model.

As alumni, we can be grateful and excited about the role that we played in the development of Hershey Montessori School – the educators learned from the time that we spent there and the feedback from our parents was important in the growth process as well! Hershey Montessori School’s impact expands far beyond current students and their families. We are part of the growing Hershey Montessori School community and will always be able to return to its campuses and be met with open arms.

Thank you for your continued support of Hershey Montessori School!

Sincerely,

Makella Webster

Hershey Montessori School Alumni Coordinator

Alumni Week

Alumni Week

Have you wondered how Hershey Montessori School alumni and former students are doing? The week of January 23, 2017 will be Alumni Week and will have a special alumni focus online.  We will be posting alumni updates, memories, blogs, photos and more.  Don’t miss out! Please make sure to like Hershey Montessori School on Facebook and follow @Hershey_School on Twitter and @hersheymontessori on Instagram.

Alumni, please be sure to join the Hershey Montessori School Alumni Facebook group for some exclusive alumni content and for information on how to win some great prizes throughout the week!

If you are an alumni or relative of an alumni of Hershey Montessori School, we invite you to send photos, favorite memories, and life updates to mwebster@hershey-montessori.org. #HersheyAlumni to be included in the Alumni Week online event!

There will also be some alumni-themed blog posts here on the Life At Hershey blog!

We hope to see you commenting on the #HersheyAlumni posts and posting your own #HersheyAlumni memories as well!

Makella Webster

Hershey Montessori School Alumni Coordinator

Meet Your Alumni Coordinator

Meet Your Alumni Coordinator

Makella (Slavick) Webster, Class of 2003, has served as Hershey’s Alumni Coordinator since winter 2015. After attending Hershey from age three to age 15, Makella went on to graduate from Lake Catholic High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production and her Master’s Degree in Media Management from Ohio University. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her new husband and also works as a Marketing Coordinator at Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Makella looks forward to connecting with Hershey alumni, is eager to see how their time at Hershey continues to impact their lives today (as it does her own), to see re-connections and new connections being made between alumni, and to continue to involve them in the wonderful Hershey Montessori School community. Alumni can connect through the Hershey Montessori School Alumni Website, through the Hershey Montessori School Alumni Facebook Group, or the LinkedIn Alumni Group.

2016 Harvest Festival at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus

2016 Harvest Festival at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus

Please come join us rain or shine on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at this fun fall festival hosted by the Adolescent Community at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus. Enjoy concessions, pony rides, games, face painting, live music, a bake sale and a market with fresh produce and other microeconomy products. The Harvest Lunch Café will be open from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.