The Montessori Primary classroom invites children of different ages and developmental stages to work at their own pace and according to their own interests. It encourages them to develop their strengths while providing the opportunity to work on other areas requiring a little more attention.
The flexibility of the Montessori environment allows it to accommodate children of varied abilities including “kindergarten-level” work for those who are ready, regardless of their age. The mixed-age range allows our younger students to benefit from the older ones while they learn from helping their younger peers.
The classroom offers a wide variety of activities including Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Art and Creativity, Language, Geography and Culture, and Science. Group activities such as Spanish, music and movement and an occasional field trip are also part of the curriculum.
Montessori education is based upon a three-year cycle of child development. For this reason, we prefer that our students attend our school for a minimum of two years with three or more years being optimal.
We offer a Five-Day Morning program and a Five-Day Full-Day program. The Full Day program offers additional enrichment activities and is designed for children to more fully explore the materials and their own natural learning progression. Montessori Care, our Extended Program, is also available for those families requiring a longer day.