Learning from Cradles to Crayons

Children at all levels work with Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides children what they need to thrive and learn: clothing, books, and school supplies. LMS students learn the value of re-using good quality items for children in need, how an organization like Cradles to Crayons works, and what it means to work on behalf of others.

Summer Horizons@ LMS

Every summer over 60 children (ages 3-14) attend Horizons at Lexington Montessori School, a six-week Montessori summer school. Through grants and donations, children from Waltham and Lexington have a summer school experience and a Montessori education at LMS tuition-free. Children return every summer through 8th grade to bolster their language and math skills and to learn conflict resolution, gardening, swimming and the experience of learning in a small community. 

More ways LMS students participate

Middle school students participate in the community in many ways, including volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, visiting and playing sports with the Cotting School, and creating and running a microgreens CSA over the winter.

LMS Pride in Boston

Parents, students, teachers, alumni, administrators and friends participate annually in the Boston Pride Parade in June. Waving rainbow flags, distributing LMS pencils, and proudly supporting LGBTQ community members, LMS marches with other schools and youth groups as one of our end-of-year activities. June of 2020 was no exception--the LMS community made this a special virtual celebration!

Local and Global History

Having read The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, upper elementary students made bookmarks to sell to raise money for girls' schools in Afghanistan. Students prepare other fundraising efforts for display at the Annual Arts Reception in May.
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