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Books on Montessori Topics

Eissler, Trevor.  Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education.  Sevenoff, LLC, 2009.

Hainstock, Elizabeth G.  Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years. Rev. ed. New York: Plume, 1997.

Lillard, Angeline Stoll.  Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius. USA: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Lillard, Paula Polk.  Montessori: A Modern Approach. Rev. ed. New York: Schocken Books. 1988.

Montessori, Maria.  The Absorbent Mind. 1949.

Montessori, Maria.  To Educate the Human Potential. 1948.

Montessori, Maria.  The Secret of Childhood: A Book for All Parents and Teachers. 1936.

Seldin, Tim. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way. 2006.

Standing, E.M.  Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work. Rev. ed., with introduction by Lee Havis. New York: Dutton-Plume,  1998.

Welcome back to school!

The 2015-2016 school year starts on Monday, August 17th. Our theme this year is Quest for Knowledge.

Why should I choose an Independent School for my child?

The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) has helpful resources that communicate the benefits of private education.

View a 4-minute video on the benefits.

See the CAPE website for more data on the benefits of independent education.

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Tales from Teachers: September at Cottonwood School

~ Susan Black, Elementary Teacher. 

Among so many other things, the month of September heralded the start of the spelling and  


Register Now FIREBOLT Fun Run

Calling all Muggles and Wizards to the annual FIREBOLT 5K at on Sunday, November 8th at 9AM. This “Harry Potter” inspired run/walk event takes you on a mystical trek through the beautiful Bosque in Corrales, NM.  Start and finish at Cottonwarts School. Following the race, we invite you and your family to stay for a Magic Fair, complete with food, live music and themed activities for all ages! Themed attire encouraged! We can't wait to see you there!

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Finding the Right School for Your Child

How do you know if Cottonwood School is right for you? Check out our video to learn more.

Our New Blog - Montessori Musings

Curious about the Montessori method? Want to take a peek inside the Cottonwood community? Visit our blog, Montessori Musings.

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Support Cottonwood School While Shopping on Amazon

The next time you shop on Amazon, use the link below to help support Cottonwood School. The Amazon Smile program will donate a portion of your purchases to Cottonwood School.

Support Cottonwood School using Amazon

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Join us for a Rub-a-Dub Party

Stop by this Saturday to help beautify our school.

Summer Camp in the Country at Cottonwood School

SUMMER 2016 is HERE!
Summer Camps, May 31-August 19, 2016!

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FIREBOLT 5K Fun Run Winner FIREBOLT 5K Fun Run/Walk

Join us on the morning of Sunday, November 13th for a Happy Potter-themed run/walk through the Bosque!

Results of FIREBOLT 5K Fun Run/Walk

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

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SUMMER 2017 is HERE!
Summer Camps, May 30-August 18, 2017!

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Cottonwood Summer Camp 2018 Summer Camp in the Country 2018

May 29-August 17, 2018!

Located in Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque and Rio Rancho)
For children 2 to 10 years old

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Cottonwood School  |  3896 Corrales Road  |  Corrales (near Albuquerque and Rio Rancho), NM 87048
Phone:505-897-8375  |  Fax:505-890-1533