Namaste Montessori School

607-272-0515

Primary Campus

1608 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY

Jacksonville Campus

1872 Trumansburg Rd
Trumansburg, NY

Namaste Montessori School

607-272-0515

Primary Campus

1608 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY

Jacksonville Campus

1872 Trumansburg Rd
Trumansburg, NY

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Thank You for Making our Book Sale a Success!

We are grateful for all the families and friends that participated in our “We Love Books!” Barefoot Books, Book sale last month! With the credit we earned from Barefoot Books publishing company, we were able to purchase some beautiful books for our classrooms, including short chapter books with themes of friendship, loyalty, perseverance, and grit. These books will be wonderful […]

The Elementary Robotic Team Wins First Place at First Lego League Competition

The Namaste Elementary First Lego League Robotics Team, The Tech Animals, was awarded first place in a FLL qualifying tournament they competed in with 22 other teams from the area. The event was held in Auburn, NY on Saturday January 20, 2024. Tech Animals will move on to compete in the Fingerlakes Regional Tournament in Buffalo on February 10, 2024. FIRST® LEGO® League […]

“We Love Books!” Online Book Fair through Barefoot Books

Now through Valentine’s Day, we invite you to fall in love with the beautiful stories, published by Barefoot Books, as part of our online “We Love Books” Book Fair!  Who needs candy when you have a book that keeps giving love and sweetness throughout the year! You can purchase books for your family, for friends, or even for your child’s classroom, […]

Namaste Winter Concert and Art Show Returns!

We’re so thrilled to let you know that we are able to have a winter concert this year!! The concert will be on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:30pm in the community room of Jacksonville Community Church. Students in the Elementary and Primary classrooms are invited to participate in the concert, and all families are invited to attend! Performers should plan […]

Workshop: Primary Level Curriculum

Do you wonder how a Montessori Primary classroom environment supports children’s growth and development? Join us for hands-on lessons, exploration of the materials and curriculum areas, and a greater understanding of the magic of Montessori for the young child! We hope to see you on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM, at the Primary Campus (1608 Trumansburg Rd). […]

Elementary Students Visit Cornell’s Johnson Museum and Lincoln Hall

Namaste Montessori Elementary Program encourages students to connect what they are learning in the classroom with experiences in the larger community. On Thursday November 9th a group of students spent the day at Cornell learning about Art and Music.  Inspired by the artistic work of Kandinsky and Calder, students created their own work using similar materials and techniques at school. They […]

Workshop: Technology, Media, and Child Development

The internet and modern technology make media exposure almost unavoidable even for young children. While technology can provide education and entertainment, it can also impact children in a less positive way. As parents and caregivers, how do we find that right balance of what to offer our children and when? With the holidays approaching, it can be especially difficult to […]

Namaste Fall Festival

Saturday is our annual Fall Festival! We hope you will join us for games, crafts, music, and food, provided by our amazing parent volunteers. Children can play games or do activities to earn tickets and then use the tickets to exchange for treats at the treat table. Some annual favorites will be back, like face painting, pumpkin painting, feed the […]

Montessori 101

Montessori philosophy is a radically progressive form of education based in scientific observation of children at each stage of development. The environment is designed to engage and inspire the child, and the adults are trained to guide the child toward their individual potential. Our first adult educational workshop is coming up in a couple of weeks. This event is open […]

Namaste Annual Dish To Pass

We hope current and past members of our community will join us this Saturday, September 23rd, between 3 and 6 PM, at Taughannock State Park for our annual dish-to-pass gathering!