The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School in Pepper Pike will receive a four-year grant from the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation to create the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Literacy for All program, a reading intervention program that is focused on developing strong readers in terms of phonemic awareness, fluency, and reading comprehension, according to a news release.
With support from the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation, the school will roll out the program over the next four years. Using the Wilson Reading System, Ratner has initiated a new reading curriculum that integrates within the Montessori curriculum and coupled it with Mindfulness to help develop executive functioning skills.
“We are honored and thankful to the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation for this generous grant that will provide both prevention and intervention tools for our students,” Head of School Michael Griffith said in the release. “Building these skills will enable our students to be their best in our Montessori learning environment.”