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For students and staff at the Montessori at Sandy Ford school, education is about simple gifts – peace, joy and respect.
The community celebrated those gifts Monday with the groundbreaking of a new location for the school on Sandy Ford Road in Newton. Montessori at Sandy Ford will have a sustainable building design to reinforce the school’s emphasis on preserving the natural world.
“The Montessori community has been coming to his land for many years, and we are excited to be making this our permanent home,” said Mary Helen Cline, head of the school.
The school’s new location is a 5-acre, semi-rural setting in Newton that allows students to study the natural world in addition to traditional classroom learning.