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Citizens of the World! Multicultural Festival


Come be a Citizen of the World at the Montessori School of Huntsville’s Multicultural Festival! MSH students, alumni, and their families are invited to experience cultures from around the world Saturday, April 7 from 10:00-1:00.

Light refreshments from around the globe will be served. $30 suggested donation per family, $10 per person. Donations accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the Kathy O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Join MSH families afterward at The Boot Pizzeria, Huntsville’s authentic Italian Pizzeria owned by an MSH alumni family. The Massimi Family will generously donate a portion of all pizza sales to MSH when you mention our school. Don’t forget your passports!

MSH students will be performing songs from around the world starting at 10:30 a.m. Festival activities will begin at 11:00, after all performances.

Online Registration Closed.

Happy Travels!

March 30, 2018 1:04 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off on Citizens of the World! Multicultural Festival

Cooking Class: Roti & Kurma

First Cooking Class: Roti & Kurma

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Mrs. Janaki’s cooking class. The Roti and Curry class was a lot of fun. Special thanks to Mrs. Janaki Barakam for providing the ingredients and the expertise and to Mrs. Kari Degrandpre for the wine.


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Dr. Robert & Nenita Fry Seed the Montessori Families Endowment

On September 25, 2018, Dr. Robert & Nenita Fry generously seeded our first endowment, the Montessori Families Endowment Fund. In 52 years of operation, this is the school’s first endowment and we are so thrilled to be able to facilitate the use of these funds to educate Montessori students at the Montessori School of Huntsville. We are so grateful to them for their incredible generosity and commitment to scholarship through this long-term investment.

Donation Image

Photo by Tyler Light Photography. From right to left: Mrs. Nenita Fry, Dr. Robert Fry, Jr., Ms. Jennifer Stark, Head of School, Ms. Leela Pahl, Director of Admissions.

I have put together a few thoughts on why Nan and I were more than willing — no we were excited — to be instigators in a project such as this. We both agreed that what we had seen with Sebastian and his sense of what learning was could and should be made available to as many as possible. Nan related that she wanted to be an encourager in this process as there were numbers of tikes that needed this to flourish in our society. I had felt that program was easily a throw-back to older education methods that had made our country strong in the past, while still being Avant Garde with a modern technique. We were thrilled to be able to pick up the banner and help renew the flow of funding for a future of children that perhaps needed and desired this means of education. Why not join in with a proven program which can enable rapid learning and a love of discovery of reading, math, art, and language while teaching peaceful objectives? Better teaching, a better world. – Dr. Robert Fry, Jr.

Robert, Nenita, and Sebastian

Dr. Robert Fry, Jr. and Mrs. Nenita Fry are the loving grandparents of Sebastian Fry. Sebastian joined the school first through Ms. Becky and Lacey’s Toddler classroom and is currently loving math in his second year of Ms. Shree’s Primary 2 classroom. Photo by Tyler Light Photography.

The Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and donations from anyone can be made through our secure Bloomerang donation form by selecting the endowment from the drop-down menu. Donations are tax-deductible and the principle is protected per the policies of the community foundation. Thank you for considering joining Dr. Robert Fry and Nenita Fry as long-term supporters of the Montessori mission through a donation to this fund. Our small community of Montessori families are the most generous and enthusiastic in Huntsville. Thank you for being one of them.

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MGNA’s Christmas Social Event – December 2017

Thank you Jane R. Parks Memorial Grant FoundationMaster Gardeners of North Alabama, Inc. for awarding a generous grant of $800 toward the renovation of MSH’s Kathy O’Reilly Memorial Garden. We are both honored and humbled to receive funding from the foundation for the third year. Your support helps further our mission and develops in the children we serve a growing love of horticulture that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to unveil the beautiful new garden design!


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Brews to Benefit – November 2017

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to support Montessori School of Huntsville! We loved seeing everyone mingling and getting to know each other within our community. We couldn’t have chosen a better atmosphere to host our public event, thank you Straight to Ale Brewery!

Your support keeps us going, we hope you had as much fun as we did!


We hope those of you who did not get the chance to attend this fun filled night will join us in events in the future! Check out the Calendar & Events tab for upcoming events.

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