The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury welcomed back students this week.
start of the new year is always exciting at Cobb, but this year is
particularly exciting. The 2013-2014 school year marks the 40th
Anniversary of The Cobb School, Montessori.
Founder and Head of
School Mary Lou Cobb remarked, “I can’t help thinking about my first
class of nine students: Edie, Jonathan, Sarah, Michael, Jennifer,
Fletcher, Dougie and the two Amy’s. We finished that year with 14, but
it’s those first nine that I remember so well.”
Montessori schools have been around since 1907, the Montessori movement
has gained momentum over the past decade. Famous alumni such as Google
founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and other internationally known
figures such as Jeff Bezos, Will Wright and Prince William have helped
make Montessori a household name.
The Cobb School has been
offering an authentic Montessori education since 1974. Accredited by
the Association Montessori Internationale, The Cobb School is proud to
have been providing children with both a loving and challenging
educational environment for four decades.
Asked what her one
message for the community is as the school begins its 40th year, Mary
Lou Cobb says, “Believe in your child. It’s so important to remember
that within every child there is great potential. That potential may
not show itself at this moment. But if we believe, really believe, if
we offer love and guidance, in time, their greatness will reveal
The Cobb School invites you to its Country Fair October
5th, its Open House October 16th, and to visit the school and find out
for yourself what 40 years of love and respect for the child looks like.