Motivated by a desire to understand the world around them and a love of learning, children between the ages of three and six years experience a dynamic curriculum in an environment that fosters independence, concentration, order, creativity, grace and courtesy.
Our children’s house schedule offers long-blocks of concentrated academic time for children to work at their own pace through the Montessori curriculum. Teachers carefully design a comfortable and calm classroom with the structure, order, and freedom that allows children to move, touch, create, discover, and question. Individualized instruction is emphasized at this developmental age, group collaboration and cooperative learning are encouraged, and children often engage in spontaneous, small-group work. The Montessori classroom changes daily as the teachers observe the needs of the children and respond with challenging lessons.
Montessori materials invite activity through the hand. Each lesson develops creative problem-solving and conveys abstract concepts with concrete manipulatives. The children are able to work purposefully and productively with minimal adult interference as they perform independent tasks, beginning with the simplest and moving toward the more complex. In doing this, they are able to gain a true sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.