Curriculum

Our schools provide a stimulating education steeped in the Montessori philosophy and infused with current instructional best practices. We provide students with a rich and individualized education, tailored to support future success in their local and global communities. Classes are led by caring, Montessori-certified teachers, and bring together children of different ages, allowing them to progress at their own pace.

The Montessori active learning curriculum includes the following areas:

Language – Children begin reading and writing using specially designed Montessori manipulatives. As students progress we focus on writing with purpose and clarity, as well as reading with fluency and understanding. Reading skills include vocabulary, literature and research. Writing skills include the writing process, punctuation, spelling and grammar.

Math – Montessori math is carefully sequenced so students develop the ability to reason through problems rather than memorizing. Younger students are introduced to concepts of size and quantity, classification and linear progression through use of concrete manipulatives. Students progress to understanding more abstract concepts including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, logic and statistics.

Science – Children observe, gather information and solve problems using the scientific method. Botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, geology and astronomy are all introduced.

Cultural – Cultural studies include geography and history, along with respect for and understanding of different cultures and people. Students explore physical geography, political geography, ancient civilizations and American and state history.

Arts & Enrichment – Children develop an appreciation for the arts and learn creative self-expression through music, art, theatre and dance. Enrichment classes include technology, Spanish and physical education.

Sensorial – Montessori materials help children refine their senses. Developing pattern and shape recognition eventually builds math and science skills as the child progresses.

Practical Life – Children learn to dress themselves, tie their shoes and wash their hands, helping develop fine motor skills. Elementary years include community service.