We have two primary classrooms where 3 to 6 year old children happily work and play together. Each day the children have free time to choose activities according to their interests and levels of development. They may choose “works” from the different areas of the classroom, including Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. Other areas such as Grace & Courtesy, Art, Geography and Science are also found in the Montessori classroom. Circle time brings the children together daily to participate in songs, games, sharing and group lessons. And, don’t forget the playground where opportunities for unstructured play on swings, tricycles, monkey bars and sand abound!
For children in a Montessori classroom, the third year is an “explosion” into upper level skills. Typically, this is when they reap the benefits of all the indirect preparation in the first two years. As if over night, the children begin to write, read and understand basic math concepts because they’ve been “experiencing” precursors to these upper level skills through their play. The kindergarten year really challenges the children academically and gives them the opportunity to practice and perfect their skills.
The kindergarten year also provides opportunities for the older children to be leaders, helpers and mentors for the younger children. It is a year when the kindergarten children are able to solidify their knowledge and skills by using them to help other children younger or less experienced than they are. They enjoy the privilege of giving back to the mini society that helped them when they were three years old.
Join us for summer fun! Swimming, gymnastics, Spanish, clay, and dance are some of the activities children will be able to enjoy. We offer three sessions of summer camp, starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August. Each session is three weeks long and offers children fun summer activities in a relaxed atmosphere.