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American Montessori Society school visit 2015Last week, Wilmington Montessori School had the honor of hosting a school tour for Montessorians from all over the world. We had people at our school from many of the 50 states in the U.S. as well as from Dubai, China, Brazil, Canada and Nigeria. It was an honor to have the American Montessori Society choose WMS as a school tour site during their conference in Philadelphia.

As our visitors toured the school they noticed everything, from our welcoming lobby to our beautifully stocked classrooms. They took pictures, notes and engaged in questions about every aspect of the school. These are people who are all working to do what we do—to provide an engaging environment in which children are able to learn and grow.

This visit reminded us of what a gem we have at WMS—a beautiful 25-acre campus, a spacious and well-tended facility, and a school where families, children and staff come together as a caring community. The visitors appreciated us in ways we had forgotten to see. It was a great way to begin spring and the renewal it brings—to see ourselves through someone else’s eyes. WMS is a spectacular place for children. Inviting others in who are looking for ways to improve their own schools gave us the treat of recalling what a treasure we have right here.