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Blessington, John P. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
The role of the Skalel family and their founding of Whitby School in 1958 were the spark that started the Montessori movement in the United States. Ann Skalel was impressed with the Montessori method, having seen it in practice in Ireland, that she wanted to start such a school in Greenwich, CT for her grandchildren. Tragically, Skalel and her…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Catholics