Named after the Blue Fish River that winds through the historic, seaside
town of Duxbury, Blue River Montessori School was founded by Sonia Kelly,
M.Ed., to provide a quality small-group learning environment for preschool-
age children.  With an academic and fun-filled focus on language,
mathematics, science, the arts, cooking and nutrition, and play, we are
dedicated to developing your child intellectually, physically, socially, and
emotionally through an innovative, appropriately updated, scientifically-based
Montessori curriculum and the
Reggio Emilia approach to learning. We offer a
three-to-one student-teacher ratio in our bright classroom, and our teachers
hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees.  We subscribe to the
natural playscape
idea of outdoor play, minimizing the distractions of man-made materials and
play structures on play.  Rather, we promote imagination and joy in nature
through adventurous walks in our woodsy path, meadow, and gardens.  We
also have the children regularly take part in yoga exercises to strengthen the
body and mind.  We work with the
Duxbury Public Schools' early childhood
curriculum to ensure that your child will be prepared as he or she enters into
Kindergarten. One, two, three, and four day a week programs, as well as
Spanish classes, are available.  Blue River has been featured in the
following
Duxbury Clipper's articles:
Blue River Montessori: Inspiring Young Minds (page 1)
Inspiring Young Minds (page 2)
Healthy Choices Start Young
Blue River Montessori Rain Barrel Project
Getting in Touch with Nature.

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Credentials
Sonia Kelly has over fifteen years of lead teaching experience.  She holds a
Master of Education degree from Loyola College in Maryland and an
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma from the Washington
Montessori Institute.  She regularly attends courses to maintain her Maryland
Department of Education Teacher Certification for Preschool through Third
Grade in order to remain current with public school policy and curriculum.  
Ms. Kelly has taught all grades from preschool through third grade and brings
her knowledge and elements of these grades’ curriculums into the preschool
classroom.  She has also taught art classes for children at the Duxbury Art
Association. Having taught in both Montessori and non-Montessori
environments, Ms. Kelly takes an educational "best practices" approach,
incorporating both Montessori and Reggio Emilia, as well as other educational
theories, materials, and lessons to best meet the needs and interests of today's
child.  As a book reviewer for Corwin Press, a Sage Publications company,
she is able to keep abreast of the latest educational research developments in
early childhood education.  Ms. Kelly is a guest lecturer in the School of
Education at Bridgewater State University, an active council member of
Duxbury's Community Partnership for Children, and sits on the advisory
board of the Duxbury toy store,
Rock Paper Scissors.  Ms. Kelly has also
served as an expert panelist for the Duxbury Free Library's presentation,
Where Do the Children Play.  She is licensed by the State of Massachusetts
Department of Early Education and Care.

Association Montessori Internationale
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr.
Maria Montessori in order to maintain the integrity of her life's work.  As the
only training institute approved by Dr. Montessori and as the only institute
emphasizing the importance for teachers to hold a bachelor's degree, the AMI
program guarantees quality and authenticity in its rigorous training of teachers.
Teachers holding the AMI diploma are qualified to teach in Montessori schools
worldwide and have received comprehensive and extensive training in practical
life, sensorial, math, language, science, geography, art, and music methods.
"Free the child's
potential, and you
will transform him
into the world."
-Maria Montessori
Please email Sonia Kelly at SKelly@BlueRiverMontessori.org
or call (781) 834-4480 for more information.
Our address is 484 Temple Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332.
Blue River
Montessori
School
of Duxbury