Our classrooms are busy, productive places. Each child is allowed to move about freely and choose his/her own work, carrying it out to completion with great concentration and enthusiasm. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of the whole child within a helpful, respectful, and cooperative community. We help each child achieve his/her full potential by following these key premises of Montessori education:
- Children are to be respected as individuals who differ from each other.
- Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from their environment.
- The most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level.
Young Preschool: (ages 2½ to 3½): 8:30 a.m to noon with Extended Day available until 2:45 p.m. Two, three, or five days a week.
Primary Mixed-age program: (ages 3 to 6): 8:30 a.m to noon five days a week. Acceptance into the Kindergarten program is based on several factors, including age and readiness of the child for the curriculum offered during the afternoon portion of the day.
Kindergarten: (ages 5 to 6): 5 years by Sept. 30th or with teacher permission. Our children participating in the Kindergarten program attend one of our three Mixed-Age classes five days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., 2 3/4 hours longer than their younger classmates.
After Care: (ages 2½ to 6): Available from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.