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Mastro Montessori Celebrates Its Opening in New Building

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Cutting the ribbon at the new Mastro Montessori Academy building in Shrewsbury are, from left, Mike Stasi, academy board member; Vincent Guarriello, trustee and founder; school Director Elizabeth Bradbury; and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald W. Burden.

Published on September 21, 2012 with No Comments

SHREWSBURY – A ribbon cutting was held Saturday, Sept. 8, for Mastro Montessori Academy. The ceremony celebrated that Mastro’s new school is now open in its new, larger building on White Road.

The company co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are both proud alumni of the Montessori method and attribute their success, in part, to the Montessori method.

Cutting the ribbon at the new Mastro Montessori Academy building in Shrewsbury are, from left, Mike Stasi, academy board member; Vincent Guarriello, trustee and founder; school Director Elizabeth Bradbury; and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald W. Burden.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony meant so much to so many. Over 40 years ago, Vincent and Mary Guariello shared a dream to build a school that could fully implement the Montessori method. But the collective hard work of many turned that dream into reality.

“The school was built exactly as my late wife had envisioned it,” Vincent Guariello said.

The school had been located in Little Silver.

Almost 80 students are enrolled this academic year at Mastro Montessori. The enrollment is close to double from what it was only two years ago. The word of the Montessori method continues to spread among parents.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by food, games and activities enjoyed by Mastro Montessori staff, parents, students, board members and alumni.

Shrewsbury Mayor Donald W. Burden welcomed Mastro Montessori to the community and spoke about his commitment to education and how pleased he was that the school selected Shrewsbury as its home.

Recently, the Shrewsbury Garden Club recognized Mastro with a Random Act of Beauty Award. As part of its landscaping, the school designed an environmentally friendly rain garden using native flora to reduce the storm-water runoff.

Mastro Montessori Academy offers a proven curriculum to students in preprimary, primary and elementary grades.  Montessori education is known and respected world-wide for its unique teaching methodologies that instill lifelong learning and socialization skills.

For more information about the benefits of a Mastro Montessori education please contact Kristin De Rose at 732-219-5400.

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