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 giving for re-use 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.

MLK Day in Lexington

For the past few years, the LMS community has played an important role in making Lexington's MLK Day of Service a success. Along with families from the wider community, LMS parents and students come together to make greeting cards for the underserved. Hundreds of beautifully crafted cards have been delivered to U.S. Veterans, residents of elderly housing facilities, patients at the Ronald McDonald House, and several other important non-profits in the area. In 2017, 850 cards were delivered--a number that LMS intends to grow each and every year!

Community Fun Run and 5K

For seven years, LMS has sponsored a Children's Fun Run and a 5K in Lexington open to the school community as well as the town and surrounding area. Hundreds of adults and children participate in this worthwhile event. 

Summer at Horizons @ LMS

Every summer children attend Horizons at Lexington Montessori School, a six-week Montessori summer school for children from Waltham and Lexington who could not otherwise afford a summer school experience or Montessori education at LMS. 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.

Local and Global History

Middle School students shared at the Cary Library in Lexington an art piece they created collaboratively when studying the Holocaust. The book they illustrated and wrote about a Holocaust survivor, whom the students met, was displayed in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day and is now part of the Local Authors section at the library.

More ways LMS students participate

Middle School students participate in the community in many ways including organizing a pajama drive for Cradles to Crayons, visiting and sharing a snack with peers at the Perkins School in Watertown, participating in a science bowl at Lexington High School, and visiting a nearby assisted living residence.

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.
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