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Celebrating the First Day of School Around the World

September 21, 2022
The first day of school is upon us at Battle Creek Montessori Academy, and we are thrilled to begin yet another year in our school community. We have our own traditions for the first day at BCMA, but we wanted…
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A Message From Our School Leader

August 15, 2022
Dear BCMA Families, Welcome to the 2022/23 school year! Back to school season is one of my favorite times of the year. The stores are stocked with supplies, teachers are decorating their classrooms, and families are soaking up the last…
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The Montessori Experience with Battle Creek Montessori Academy

July 21, 2022
Battle Creek Montessori Academy recently attended the first session of our Montessori Experience program! This program is designed for our new Montessori instructional staff to help them grow in their practice and understanding of both curriculum and philosophy. Over the…

Five Ways to Keep Students Thinking this Summer

June 30, 2022
June marks the end of another amazing year at Battle Creek Montessori Academy. To the students and families who have completed their journey with us, we cannot be more proud of their accomplishments, and wish them the absolute best moving…
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May – The Home Stretch at Battle Creek Montessori Academy

May 30, 2022
May is almost finished, and from everyone here at Battle Creek Montessori Academy, we want to thank and congratulate our community on the end of what was another fantastic year. As that final day of classes approach, things haven’t slowed…
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Montessori Leaders Visit Nashville for Educational Conference

April 26, 2022
Just last month, the Montessori leadership team took a trip south to Nashville for the first in-person Montessori conference in 3 years. Both school leaders and the Director of Montessori Education & Development, Amanda Konopaska, enjoyed a trip full of…
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5 Ways to Make Reading Month into a Reading Habit

March 30, 2022
March is Reading Month! That means encouraging our students to see reading as more than just class work. We set out to promote a love for books outside of school, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve seen in…
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The Value of Re-enrolling Early This Year

February 7, 2022
We are a tuition-free, public charter school open to all students. That means that every child in our community has the same access to a robust and unique educational experience with us. Due to our enrollment trends and current interest,…
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Board Appreciation Month at Battle Creek Montessori Academy

January 7, 2022
January not only marks the beginning of a new year, it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board Appreciation Month, now more than ever is a wonderful time…
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6 Things to Do This Winter Break at Battle Creek Montessori Academy

December 12, 2021
With Winter break approaching fast, it can be easy for both our students and our families to be excited for a few weeks outside of the classroom. If you find yourself doing the same thing every day this Winter break,…