“Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow,
and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be.”
Our curriculum is a Montessori based system that emphasizes the child’s inborn ability to learn in a sensory-rich environment. It integrates cooking, gardening, music, art, and foreign language with math, reading, writing, history, botany, zoology, physical science and geography. Students learn at their own pace according to their own choice of activities. Learning is a discovery process leading to concentration, motivation and self-discipline.
Instilling the desire and skills to learn, adapt, explore and excel.
Materials: Through the use of self-correcting and multi-sensory materials, children are able to learn during the most fundamentally foundational period of development from birth to age 6. Montessori methodology emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading. Each material isolates one concept or skill that has been specially designed in a way that children are naturally drawn to want to work with it with little or no nudging from adults.
The materials are used as tools to help children work and learn at their own pace, to see abstract ideas presented in a very concrete, three-dimensional way, and to help them grasp and understand what they are working on.
The specific goals for the children attending our school are:
- To develop a positive attitude towards school and learning.
- To develop high self-esteem.
- To build habits of concentration for life-long study skills.
- To develop and foster an abiding curiosity.
- To develop habits of initiative and persistence.
- To foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
- To develop sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge their surroundings.
- To develop socially acceptable behavior.
- To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
- To help develop each child's high self-expectations and confidence.
Our Montessori Curriculum is divided into six areas: Sensorial, Practical Life, Mathematics, Sciences, Language, Geography and History.