MSD offers a series of unique adult education events during the school year. While the specific topics change yearly, Parent Education events always provide the opportunity to learn more about child development, best practices when it comes to teaching and parenting, and more about the hallmarks of the different MSD programs. There are morning coffees with the Head of School, as well as evening presentations about curriculum. All Parent Education events are dynamic, engaging, and leave you wanting to come to MSD every day with your child.

In fulfilling a family’s Work Bond obligation for the school year, MSD asks each family to attend at least one Parent Education event (worth two Work Bond credits). Of course, you are welcome to attend as many as you’d like! Each time a family member attends a Parent Ed event, they are asked to sign in. The presenter that day, or Ashley in the Welcome Center, may sign and date your Work Bond card.

We welcome all of our current parents, prospective parents, and members of the community to join us for these Parent Education Events (unless noted otherwise).

MSD Community Podcast Series

Podcasts are the new way for people to get information fast, when they want it, and how they want it. Since we have such busy lives, what’s attractive about podcasts is that you can get information that’s important to you while you’re making dinner, working out, driving in the car, or weeding your garden. That’s why we decided to launch the "MSD Community Podcast Series—Montessori Parenting Information On-the-Go." We have compiled a series of podcasts at each grade level that are snapshots of what parents want to learn more about. We hope that this format will be helpful in keeping you up-to-date on the latest Montessori strategies and tactics for raising children from Toddler – Middle School. Listen once or as often as you like, or forward it to a friend or family member that could enjoy learning about a particular topic. We will be populating the site with new material as the year unfolds, so check back often. Happy Listening!

Love and Logic Workshops

MSD Master Teacher and Love and Logic Trained Facilitator, Mary Bareis-Golumb will be facilitating two Love & Logic Parent Education sessions at MSD this year (Session I: Jan/Feb/March & Session II: Apr/May).

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®
A parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.
Answers to:
“How do I get them out of bed in time for school?”
“How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?”
“How do I get my children to help with the chores without  an argument?”
“Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without  creating a scene?”
“How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?”
“How do I get him to stop spitting peas and whining at dinner?”
As well as many other day-to-day parenting challenges.
This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately, and it is a wonderful compliment to Montessori philosophy!
Session I: Thursdays, 6-8pm (1/10, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 3/14)
*Please note, no class on 1/17, 1/24, 2/28 or 3/7
Session II: Thursdays, 6-8pm (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9)
Location: MSD Library
Cost: Single parent registration $235 / Dual parent registration $360 (all materials included)
Who can register: Invite your friends to join you! This Parent Education event is open to the public. Sorry, no childcare available on campus.

2018-19 Upcoming Parent Education Events

Please RSVP at 303-756-9441 or email events@msd-co.org.

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop with Dr. Derrick Gay
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Click here for details and to register today!
Catch the Buzz Coffee
A Discussion with Dr. Derrick Gay on Diversity & Inclusion

Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am
Alumni Panel: The MSD Graduate
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:00 pm
Montessori Beyond the Primary Years
Elementary/Middle School 101

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am
Montessori Morning
Toddler Toilet Training, Silent Journey and Discovery, & Take Good Care: The Importance of Sleep
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 -11:00 am
Back to Work Night (All program levels)
*Current MSD parents only
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:00-6:30pm
Kindergarten 101
*Current MSD parents only
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8:30 am
Catch the Buzz Coffee
Mental Health and Anxiety in Children and Adults

Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:30 am
Primary 101
*Current MSD parents only
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:30 am
Parent Choice Night
Montessori in the Home, Love and Logic Overview, Raising Responsible Children: Chores, Allowance, and Doing Good, & Raising Kids in a Social Media World
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:45 pm
Catch the Buzz Coffee
Program Updates
Friday, February 1, 2019, 8:30am
Back to Work Night (TODD/PRI/K)
*Current MSD parents only
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:00-6:30 pm
UE & MS Science Fair
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm
Kindergarten Kaboom
*Current MSD parents only
Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:30 pm
Lower Elementary FUNdamentals Fair
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 pm
Catch the Buzz Coffee
Education at the National Level

Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:30 am
Love & Logic Workshops
Two sessions being offered - see above


Montessori School of Denver
1460 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone 303-756-9441


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