PRIMARY CLASS

3 years - 6 years

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Our primary program offers extensive Montessori curriculum based on the age, maturity, learning pace and interest of each child. Our classrooms are well equipped with high quality didactic materials that help the children progress sequentially from simple exercises to more challenging concepts in each of the key areas of learning. The program focuses on promoting self-motivation by offering a variety of lessons in math, language, science, geography, and cultural studies, along with practical life exercises that develop independence. Our teachers design individualized lesson plans for each child according to their ability so as to make sure that children develop self confidence as they master each concept and challenge themselves to reach the next level.

  • Hot nutritious lunch is included in tuition. Children practice table manners, graces and courtesies, as well as nutrition and hygiene.
  • We employ Montessori certified and trained teachers.
  • We feature Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • We offer weekly Spanish & music enrichment programs, included in the tuition

MIXED AGES

Our primary classrooms combine ages 3 years through 6 years. Children learn from one another through observation and interaction. 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 so they can re-explore the same materials at different levels. When the materials are used often and at different levels, the opportunities for learning are endless.

ACADEMICS

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

Sensorial helps to refine the child’s five major senses through use of the materials designed to develop cognitive skills, and help children classify and order impressions. This is accomplished 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

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.

MATHEMATICS

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