Pre K-Kindergarten program is with an overview of the various elements that make up its educational program.
All teachers introduce lessons to students individually at their level of capabilities, as well as whole class presentations.
The multi-age setting helps children learn from each other, and because of each other.
Though seemingly simple, these lessons help students to develop logical and sequential thought patterns, develop independence, self-discipline, focus, positive learning habits, self-confidence and responsibility
The Language materials have related features with the Sensory materials
Language is begun with letter sounds (as opposed to letter names) and tracing of “Sandpaper Letters” giving each child a muscular memory of the shape of each letter; enabling correctly formatted letters in future writing practice
Children are introduced to a wide range of pre-reading and enrichment activities, phonetic reading skills, and are encouraged to spell words and sentences using the “Movable Alphabet”
The Math material gives the children a concrete and tangible experience of the abstract structure of Math
With the Math materials, the child literally sees what goes into each operation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Montessori students have never felt the arbitrary separation of Arithmetic, Geometry and Algebra; instead, they see the correlation of all three fields and realize that it is one single subject matter
Geography, Botany, History
History, Geography, World Cultures, Zoology, and Botany form the cornerstone of the Montessori curriculum and are introduced from a very young age of three to four years on.
Beginning with maps, learning names of continents, oceans, different land formations, study of plants, anatomy of animals, life cycles and weather patterns.
Students are encouraged to observe, analyze and predict; even very young students are ready to investigate their planet!
Children interact with the physical world through their senses. The Discovery curriculum helps them focus their attention on the physical world, using their minds and enhancing each of their senses.
The Discovery materials are mathematically graded and correlated to the S.T.E.M curriculum thus laying a solid foundation for Mathematics and Geometry activities.
The simplicity of sensory/discovery materials provides an outstanding key for discovery of what lies beyond the surface.