"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one , the period from birth to the age of six". Maria Montessori
Children in our primary program possess what Dr. Montessori called the absorbent mind--the ability to absorb all aspects of one’s culture and environment without effort or fatigue. As an aid to this period the child’s self–construction and individual work is encouraged. These areas of activity cultivate the child’s adaptation and ability to express and think with clarity.
Practical Life exercise instill 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 surrounding. They learn to work at a task from beginning to end and develop their powers of control and concentration.
Sensory materials serve as tools for development. 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.
Language development 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 reading development, children are exposed to the study of grammar.
Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art, and Music 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. Lessons and experiences with nature inspire a reverence for all life. The comprehensive art and music program give children every opportunity to enjoy a variety of creative activities.
Mathematics activities 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.
Foreign languages tutoring is available in our program : Mandarin language (Chinese), Hindi language (India) and Spanish language (Mexico).
During the summer we will continue with the Montessori curriculum along with the summer activates such as, a nature study and field schedule is offered, in addition to the Montessori curriculum. Music, arts, crafts and gymnastics are all part of the busy summer schedule.
Parents may arrange for private instruction given at the school in the following areas: Music lessons, gymnastics, computers, dance, art, Kids moveit and martial arts programs