Our classrooms are mixed ages because we believe that having a good balance of 3, 4 and 5 year olds creates an atmosphere where children will help each other. The older children gain confidence in being a leader to the younger children as they teach the younger ones.
Our Primary classrooms cover 5 key competencies:
Practical life - Real life work helps a child to establish a sense of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. This is accomplished through activities such as pouring, squeezing, buttoning, zipping, care of plants, polishing, and table washing.
Sensorial - We work with your child to refine their senses by becoming more aware of details such as color, weight, shape, size, texture and sound
Language – By working with your child, we will develop their fine motor control for writing. We will also provide vocabulary development, pre-reading and reading skills through the use sandpaper letters, movable alphabet and metal insets.
Math – Using materials like beads, blocks, and more your child will explore and learn mathematical concepts.
Cultural – Through a variety of works, your child will learn about land and water, the earth, geography, astronomy, biology and the world around them. All the while, they’ll be developing an awareness and an appreciation of other cultures.
Schedules to Choose From
Lunch Bunch: Families can choose to allow their child to stay for lunch time. Students will bring their lunch to school and eat together. Students are offered Organic Milk or water to go with their lunch. This is a time for children to build on their social skills and manners. Lunch Bunch is noon to 1 p.m.
Montessori School Day: During our Montessori School Day your child will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Montessori Certified Teachers will be guiding your child in the five areas of the Montessori Classroom. All students are offered an organic non-GMO snack each morning. Students will also get to spend some time in the Certified Explorer Classroom. Students will bring their lunch to school and eat together. Students are offered Organic Milk or water to go with their lunch. Everyone enjoys an afternoon nap and when children awake they continue their school day until pick up time at 3 p.m.
These activities will include some longer term projects, music, art, cooking and other creative outlets. Children will go outside in the Natural Classroom each day. Children may stay after school between 3 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for After School Extension.