Housing Resource Fair


City Garden Montessori School’s Coalition for Neighborhood Diversity and Housing Justice was created to promote and sustain the racial and economic diversity of the school’s surrounding neighborhoods. We are hosting a Housing Resource Fair to create a space for residents in our community to sit face-to-face with representatives from financial institutions, the City of Saint …
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Black History Month 2018 at City Garden


Today, February 1, Black History Month begins. This is a particularly exciting month at City Garden, as it is a time when our Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Commitment really shines through several special events and we strive to  “work as a team to dismantle and reorganize the systems that support racism and privilege” and “actively support each other …
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From Christie, In Mission


Dear Friend, With Monday’s news of the massacre in Las Vegas, coming on the heels of the Stockley verdict and many other tragic events, I find myself reflecting almost obsessively on what in the world we must do to shift the trajectory of our dear country and our beloved city. The violence, overt racism, and …
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2017/18 Colorbrave Series Launches Sept 15


  City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is excited to announce the launch of the 2017/18 Colorbrave Series, beginning September 15. Colorbrave is a series of community intergroup dialogues and educational presentations focused on race and bias and how to be “colorbrave” rather than “colorblind,” as inspired by the TED Talk “Color blind or color …
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Charlottesville and Our Children


Dear City Garden Community, After witnessing the violent acts of white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, we at City Garden feel compelled to publicly re-affirm City Garden Montessori School’s commitment to be an antibias, anti-racist (ABAR) institution and invite you to join us in this commitment. It was deeply disturbing to watch …
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Crossroads Antiracism Training: Truth, Resistance, and Commitment


City Garden staff reported for their first day of the 2017/18 school year last Monday, July 23, and we began our summer professional development institute with “Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism,” a training led by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. Starting off with anti-racism training is right in keeping with City Garden’s commitment to center and …
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Perfectly Themselves


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of joining a couple of other parents and one of our lead guides in chaperoning some of our sixth graders on an end-of-year trip. Moving from sixth grade to seventh grade is a big milestone at City Garden, because it marks the end of our students’ Montessori …
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