“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.