Montessori Center School

toddler through sixth grade since 1965

PRIMARY PROGRAM (Children's House) 

AT A GLANCE

  • Classrooms: Yellow Door, Red Door, Blue Door, Silver Door and Navy Door
  • Ages:  3 years to 6 years of age.
  • Teacher - student ratio:  1 teacher for each 12 children.

Hours  

  • Half-day (8:45 to 12:00, optional for 3 and 4 year olds)
  • Full-day (8:45 to 2:30, mandatory for five year olds -Kindergarten year).
  • After School care is available for all until 5:30pm

GOALS OF THE PRIMARY PROGRAM

  • Instill in children the joy of learning
  • Develop curiosity
  • Promote self-confidence
  • Develop initiative, concentration, and persistence
  • Build a strong foundation for future growth
  • Sustain positive interactions, and compassion for others

CURRICULUM

An activity filled day that encourages the students' intellectual, social, physical, creative and moral development while being surrounded by a caring, nurturing environment with a low student to teacher ratio and plenty of personalized guidance.

Development of order, self-motivation, self-reliance and independence while gaining mastery in:

  • Sensorial skills
  • Practical living skills
  • Socialization
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Earth and Natural Sciences
  • Gardening
  • Library time
  • Weekly Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A TYPICAL DAY IN THE PRIMARY PROGRAM

  1. Arrival
  2. Morning Circle
  3. Montessori Work time and lessons
  4. Individual snack as desired
  5. Lunch Circle
  6. Lunch
  7. Play time
  8. Mid-day dismissal
  9. Afternoon Circle
  10. Montessori Work time and lessons
  11. Full-day dismissal 

* Specialist schedules vary by classroom.