• Montessori Philosophy

    Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and pioneer in child development who observed that children have a natural, progressive aptitude for acquiring knowledge about their world. Building on this natural progression, Dr. Montessori developed a philosophy which embraces the whole child. She found that placing children in a specially prepared environment to meet their physical, cognitive and social needs and to satisfy their intrinsic interests, children not only learn but thrive.

    Pre-Primary 3-6 Program (Full and Half Day)

    Children move about and choose materials from easily accessible shelves. They work on floor mats or at small tables. The goal is to help the child develop mastery of self and environment, self-discipline, and social competence. This is done through sensorial, practical life, language, math, and cultural studies materials. By building on skills acquired in the 3-6 classroom, the primary child moves from the concrete to abstract reasoning and problem-solving. This program provides a full expression of the Montessori principles of self-directed, individualized learning in a truly integrated curriculum.

    Primary 6-9 Program

    By building on skills acquired in the 3-6 classroom, the primary child moves from the concrete to abstract reasoning and problem-solving. This program provides a full expression of the Montessori principles of self-directed, individualized learning in a truly integrated curriculum.

    Intermediate 9-12 Program

    Work in the 9-12 classroom involves the transition from partly sensorial, partly abstract learning to fully abstract thinking. The classroom contains some appropriate materials from the 6-9 classroom, such as the periodic chart of the elements, along with an array of more advanced work and plenty of research materials. The child is challenged to be more responsible for the social and physical environment of the classroom and to develop increased understanding and sensitivity in his relationships with others.

  • Art K-6

  • Physical Education K-6

  • Library/Technology K-6

  • Gifted Program

  • Music K-6

  • Suzuki Program