The Montessori curriculum can be divided into six categories: practical life, sensorial, language arts, mathematics, science, and cultural studies. Our cultural studies program includes Spanish, art, music and movement.
The practical life exercises enable the child to learn the essential skills of everyday life. Children participate in activities such as, care of self, food preparation, caring for pets, and maintaining the classroom. These valuable skills encourage autonomy and a sense of order.
Children learn and explore the world around them through their senses. The Montessori classroom is full of exercises that put children in tune with their five senses. Children learn to discriminate between objects as they categorize and classify by the physical properties of quantity, weight, temperature, size, form, and color.
Quality literature and a sequential language program bring the child from oral expression to reading and writing.
The concrete Montessori math materials aid children in developing number sense, problem solving skills, and critical thinking skills.
Science allows children the opportunity to discover and explore the world around them. The Montessori curriculum includes instruction in biology, botany, zoology, and physics. Children learn about the scientific method by conducting simple science experiments.
Cultural Studies and Geography
Children learn beginning map skills through the use of globes, puzzles, and landforms. Literature featuring cultures from around the world comes to life as students listen to music and sample authentic cuisine.
Children are immersed daily into Spanish through conversation, music, art, literature, and cultural studies.
The art program is designed to integrate all aspects of the curriculum. Children learn the fundamental concepts of line, form, and color. They also explore various mediums, genres and artists throughout the year.
Music and Movement
Music is a fundamental part of the Montessori curriculum. Instruction is provided daily through songs, dancing, rhythmic activities, and music appreciation activities. Children learn about the different genres of music as they study various composers. The Montessori Bells further enhance the curriculum by introducing children to basic music theory.