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Montessori Schools Host Documentary Screening at Amherst College

AMHERST — The Montessori School of Northampton and Amherst Montessori School will host a screening of Most Likely to Succeed, the educational documentary that has been inspiring conversation about a model for education that prepares students for the 21st century.

The film will screen on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Amherst College’s Pruyne Auditorium in Fayerweather Hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the run time is 89 minutes. The screening is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. To reserve a ticket, e-mail [email protected] or call (413) 586-4538.

The film, written and directed by Greg Whitely, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week.

Corey Hadden, the teacher recently hired to launch the Montessori School of Northampton’s new middle school, feels that the ideas the film describes parallel the approach to education used in Montessori schools. “What the film reveals as new about what motivates students — opportunities to act on their curiosity, find a deep connection with their work, and work with their peers — has been at the heart of a Montessori education for over 100 years.”