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.
First Year (3-4 year old) Additional Enrichment Program
(This Enrichment programs are for students in their first year of the Primary program.)
Food, Fitness and Fun
Once a week children will exercise their minds and bodies through fitness such as locomotor activities, ball handling, and small group games. We will explore nature outside by going on nature walks around the park, or making fun food recipes to eat. There will be a short rest period before beginning these activities.
Second Year (4-5 year old) Additional Enrichment Programs
(These Enrichment programs are for students in their second year of the Primary program.)
Math, Science and Language Enrichment
Once a week, students participate in science experiments about temperature, weather, chemistry, and physics in the classroom environment and outside. Additionally, students will explore concepts of math including measurements and currency or language skills such as rhyming, sounds, and beginning word building.
Art and Spanish
Once a week, students explore a variety of art disciplines including painting, sculptures, paper mache, etching, and more. The other half of the class introduces students to the Spanish language through games, songs, books, and immersion.