Monthly Archives: August 2015

Redirecting Children’s Behavior

Redirecting Children’s Behavior by Kathryn Kvols Book Review by Jaswant Khalsa, M.Ed, Khalsa School’s Education Director [This is a review of an excellent book that we have shared with families over the past few years.  As families have found it very valuable in the past, we are posting this review here for our new-to Khalsa families.] […]

Impressionistic Lessons

During the first half of the twentieth century, Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor and scientist, researched and applied her ideas about education and child development. Since then, neuroscience has consistently corroborated her ideas. Montessori, a Catholic, conceived her idea of cosmic education during the seven years she spent in India from 1939 to 1946. It […]


An integral part of the Montessori cultural curriculum is cultivating an appreciation for the complexity of the earth’s ecosystem and the value to the whole of each part.   In gardening, younger children dig, plant, and water, learning about plants’ life cycle and their need for water, soil, and sunshine.  Older children learn about composting, […]


Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India.  It’s positive effects are independent of religious beliefs.      “Yoga” means union of the physical and non-physical.   It cultivates self-awareness and self-acceptance.  Yoga builds strength, flexibility, coordination, and stimulates new neural pathways.   Simultaneously, yoga fosters both self-discipline as well as relaxation and inner […]

Spanish Class

Language is central to memory, expression, and thought i.e. human intelligence. Due to Khalsa School’s location in the southwestern US, Spanish is the logical choice for students’ study of a second language.  Of course, the study of Spanish develops the conversational fluency that is valuable when traveling to Spanish speaking countries and when conversing with […]

Are You New to Khalsa?

Welcome to the Khalsa family! We understand that starting a new school is very exciting but also brings a certain amount of anxiety. We hope to share a few details that will help you start the school year off right! What to Expect AM Care is offered for early-arriving students from 7:30 to 8:00.  Families […]

Parenting Workshops

*There is a 10 person minimum for each workshop level to take place.  If we do not meet the minimum number of registered participants per level, the workshops will be canceled.   KMS is pleased to announce the return of Martha Portilla of Mindful Parenting, who will be offering parenting workshops again this fall. Based on […]