2005-11-03 / News

Quest open house this Sunday

Quest Montessori School, which opened four years ago serving grades 3 through 6, has expanded into a complete elementary and middle school. Lower elementary, upper elementary and middle school offer a Montessori education based on individualized learning. Students at Quest work at their own pace, so they have the opportunity to excel in areas of strength.

To accommodate the expanding classes, Quest has moved from its old location in Exeter to a spacious new building at Camp Conanicus, off Allentown Road. This 300-acre campus encompasses fields and a lake. These natural resources are integrated into a curriculum that emphasizes learning through doing.

Currently, a portion of the middle school curriculum includes devising a gravity-fed watering system for the greenhouse. A few weeks ago, the entire middle school spent a week at Sprout Creek Farm in New York State. Upper elementary students are studying the ocean and doing noun classification, and the lower elementary students are learning about volcanoes, states of matter, and fish. Last week, they had a fishing derby on campus.

Quest has initiated track and cross-country teams, which are competing in the Southern Intramural League. The runners represented Quest at the state finals, held at Davisville last week.

Quest Montessori will host an open house on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.

All interested families are welcome to attend. Directions to Quest can be found on its Web site, www.questschool.org, or by calling 295-4012.

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