After volunteers from the Aidan community got together to create snack bags for So Others Might Eat (SOME), two children recently dropped them off and got to explore how SOME works. Thank you, families, for coming together to help our neighbors.
The aim of such an education indicates the desire to contribute to the good of all, to share in this cosmic goodness. Maria Montessori
Service to others is an important part of the Montessori philosophy. As a school, we aim to serve those in our immediate neighborhood of the District of Columbia as well as members of our global community.
Each of the individual classroom communities nurtures an ethic of caring. Some classes, inspired by their students, undertake projects that evolve from particular natural disasters and/or special interests.
The Community Service Committee of the PA and the Aidan Program for Families organize charitable efforts throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to involve their children in these drives and events. We also encourage families to model generosity and to talk with and to read to their children about giving to others.
Montessori work, abundant artistic self-expression, an Assembly, community service, and more star in our latest album of Aidan at work.
Dr. Feeley's class is helping a community effort to restore a damaged wetland area in our community. Photos and more information from Lower Elementary Assistant Camille Russell.