What we teach
Montessori class is designed to help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique pace. A classroom whose children have varying abilities is a community in which everyone learns from one another and everyone contributes. Multi-age grouping allows each child to find his or her own pace without feeling "ahead" or "behind" in relation to peers.
Embracing diversity is pivotal to creating a warm and welcoming learning environment. Our curriculum reflects respect for human values and cultural diversity, and the most important attribute of our teachers is the love and respect they hold for each child’s total being.
Exercises instil care for self, for others, and for the environment. Activities include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily routine in their home, such as preparing food and washing dishes, along with exercises of grace and courtesy.
Through these tasks, children develop muscular coordination, enabling movement and the exploration of their surroundings. They learn to work at a task from beginning to end, and develop their powers of control, order and concentration.
Language is vital to human development. The Montessori environment is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversations, stories and poetry. The sandpaper letters help children link sound and symbol effortlessly, encouraging the development of written expression and reading skills.
To further their reading development, the children will further develop their phonetics (letter sounds and recognition); letter printing; grammar and sentence structure.
MathematicsActivities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. This work gives children a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, prepares them for later abstract reasoning, and helps to develop problem-solving capabilities.
Sensorial materialsServe as tools for development of five senses. Children build cognitive skills, and learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment.
Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology & ArtThese topics are presented as extensions of the sensorial and language activities. 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.
Dedication to every child
The teachers take on the role of facilitator to guide students, following the Montessori philosophy.
Our dedicated staff includes a Resource Consultant, Registered Early Childhood Educators, and Early Education Assistants.
The most important attribute of our teachers is the love and respect they hold for each child’s total being.
Our Montessori school environment is adapted to every child and their personal development.