The Half Day Montessori Primary Program is a three-year program for children ages 3-6 years.
Students in the program stay in the same classroom for all three years, developing a stable and secure relationship with their Directress (teacher).
They will gain confidence in their abilities through repeated successes, build independence as they practice and master life-skills, fine-tune their small and large motor muscles to refine their coordination, and learn order and sequencing to later complete complex math problems or write a story.
Language, Math, Science, and Geography are the academic areas of the classroom that children work in each day. Additionally, children form and shape their social-emotional skills as they practice working in small groups, learn how to problem-solve with their peers, and lend a hand when others need help.
Additional Enrichment Programs
Enrichment programs are for students in their second year of the Primary program.
Science and Math
Once a week, students participate in science experiments about temperature, weather, chemistry, and physics in the classroom environment and outside. In the other half of class, students explore concepts of math including measurements and currency.
Art and Spanish
Once a week, students explore a variety of art disciplines including painting, sculptures, papier mache, etching, and more. The other half of the class introduces students to the Spanish language through games, songs, books, and immersion.
Reading, Writing and Yoga
Once a week, students will be inspired and encouraged to creatively write, read and illustrate their own stories, as well as express themselves using words and books. In addition, children will nourish their mind, body and spirit through the yoga component of the program.