5 years by September 1st
Our Private Kindergarten is designed for eligible students that turn 5 years old by September 1st. During the Kindergarten year, eligible students have the advantage of being integrated with the Primary class and with the Kinder-Prep students, as well. The students have the advantage of an additional 3-hour work period in the afternoon and becoming involved in more advanced lessons in all of the areas of study. Smaller group sizes allow for more personal attention from the teacher. Children can continue to progress at their own pace, while they are instilled with a love of learning. We encourage them to become leaders of their classroom, helping to build confidence, a sense of community, and responsibility.
- Uniforms required for Kindergarten
- Self-paced curriculum
- Individualized work periods
- Vision & Hearing Results required for all students 4+
Our primary classrooms combine ages 3 years through 6 years, including Kinder Prep and Kindergarten students. Children learn from one another through observation and interaction with each other. Multi-age grouping helps children to develop a sense of community, as well as supports social development, builds self confidence, and allows for collaborative learning. Curriculum and materials are multidimensional and concrete to allow children to re-explore the same materials at different levels. When the materials are used often and at different levels, the opportunities for learning are endless.
Practical life is one of the most important areas of a Montessori education. Through daily practice and repetition of practical life activities, the children are indirectly building a sense of order and concentration levels, gaining body coordination, and learning independence. Practical life exercises instill care for self, for others, and for the environment. These activities include some of the daily routines the child has already observed at home: preparing food, washing dishes, dressing oneself, and practicing accepted societal rules of grace and courtesy.
Sensorial helps to refine the child’s five major senses through use of the designed to develop cognitive skills and help children classify and order impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring all the physical properties of their environment. The child builds their judgment and reasoning skills through daily practice and repetition in this area.
Language development is vital to all human development. The Montessori classroom is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversation, poetry, stories, and songs. Children effortlessly link sound to symbol while tracing sandpaper letters with their fingers, thus encouraging the natural progression of written expression and reading skills.
Mathematical activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. The work helps children acquire a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, and prepares them for later abstractive reasoning.
GEOGRAPHY & CULTURAL STUDIES
Geography, biology, botany, zoology, art and music are presented as extensions of language activities, and are integrated into the environment as part of the curriculum, rather than a special activity or work time. Children learn about people and cultures in other countries with an attitude of respect and admiration. Through familiarity, children come to feel connected to the global human family. Lessons and experiences with nature inspire a reverence for all life