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Tremont wins national award for partnerships

 

Tremont  

 

CMSD NEWS BUREAU

8/27/2018

 

Tremont Montessori School has won a national award in recognition of its success in building strong school, family and community partnerships.

Tremont received one of six 2018 NNPS Partnership School Awards presented by the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. The school also won the award two years ago.

“Tremont Montessori is applying research-based approaches to strengthen its welcoming climate and to engage parents and community partners in ways that improve student attendance, behavior, achievement, health, high school graduation rates and other student outcomes,” said Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, director of NNPS.

In notifying the school, Epstein said reviewers praised Tremont Montessori’s STEAM Family Night as well as an end-of-the-year celebration and carnival that sent students home for the summer with a backpack full of materials for summer activities. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Researchers and facilitators at the John Hopkins’ Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships work with network members to study involvement and its impact. The research helps to increase awareness of new concepts and strategies and improve policy and practice.