Curriculum

All children receive instruction in the following curriculum areas:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Language - Writing, Reading, Oral Expression, Spoken Language, Poetry
  • Mathematics - Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science and Nature Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art


The Primary Program

The Primary Classes for students ages 2 1/2 to 6 provide a prepared environment to meet the needs of the child. Children work individually and cooperatively with materials that engage their curiosity through the senses. Each child has freedom to explore and to observe. The aim is to develop a love of work and joy in learning.

The sensorial materials provide a sequentially ordered progression of experiences designed to help the child develop muscular coordination and control. The variety and progression of experiences enable the child to refine and classify his or her already existing sensory impressions.

The array of materials engage the child with numbers and language, writing and reading, art and music - the tools of abstract reasoning and communication, and the bases of creative imagination and self-directed learning.

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The Junior Program

The child between 6 and 12 exhibits an explosive period of social and intellectual growth. Maria Montessori believed in using the child's energy and imagination to the advantage of the child.

The Junior Program explores everything from the microscopic to the cosmic and allows the child to discover the interrelatedness of all things. The program builds upon the sensorial foundations laid by the Primary Program.

Materials and group activities develop individual and cooperative skills in the areas of botany, zoology, mathematics, language, history, geography, music, the arts, and team sports. By reinforcing the child's sense of curiosity and community, he or she learns ways of inquiring, investigating, and resolving questions of interest and concern. This approach leads to an independent, self-directed student.

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