Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm
This program, for children ages 5 and 6, is the culmination of the three-year Primary Program.
Students enrolled in Full Day Montessori Kindergarten begin their day at 8:30am in their home Primary classroom. During the morning, 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.
From 11:30-12:30 they will gather together to have lunch with the other children in the Full Day Kindergarten program.
The remainder of their day will be spent with their third-year peers in a Montessori classroom with a Directress guiding their Kindergarten learning. Students will receive advanced presentations in language, mathematics, geography, science, and handwriting.
Students will collaborate on group projects, learn to work as a team, and explore individual areas of interest in-depth with the support of a teacher. Kindergarten students will further develop their confidence and independence as they hone their reading and multiplication skills. Field trips and special presentations will further enhance the kindergarten learning.
Students will benefit from an uninterrupted flow of learning that lasts the whole day at Ronald Knox, combining both the benefits of the multi-age Montessori classroom in the morning with the peer-intensive directed learning of a tailored Kindergarten program in the afternoon.