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  • Toddler
  • Primary
  • Elementary

Toddler: 1 to 2 Years Old

Children who are now comfortably walking move to the toddler environment that fits their growing physical needs and to achieve independence. Practical life activities (i.e. washing windows, sponging tables, sweeping crumbs, threading, etc.) help develop motor skills. There are realistic miniature objects for naming and describing to enforce language development. Social interaction with other children becomes important to develop their sense of social grace and courtesy and refines their communication skills. Also, piano and strings are introduced to nurture their love of music.

Schedule
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Pre-academic Care
8:15 AM- 3:15 PM Academics
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Post-academic Care
Program Hours
Academic Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Academic Full Day 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Extended Day 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Primary: Preschool & Kindergarten

At this stage of life, children possess what Maria Montessori referred to as an “absorbent mind.” The child absorbs information from the environment like a sponge. Our Primary Program is a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive periods. The classroom is a carefully prepared environment specially modified to allow the young student to be independent, curious, and focused. Our Montessori teachers guide the children through lessons in practical life, sensorial, language, math, culture, and science. The Primary students also receive instruction in Mandarin, Spanish, art, chess, and music by specially trained teachers. Suzuki piano and string instrument instruction is also offered during the school day.

Schedule
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast and Pre-academic Care
8:15 AM- 11:00 AM Academics (Morning Work Cycle)
11:00 AM- 11:40 AM 0utdoor Play
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Walking On the Line
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Clean Up
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Group Time
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM Academics (Afternoon Work Cycle)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Post-academic Care
Program Hours
Academic Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Academic Full Day 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Extended Day 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Elementary: 1st thru 4th Grade

At this stage in development, children have a great hunger for knowledge, understanding, and justice. Students at this level yearn to become self-proficient. The student is transitioning from concrete experiences into the world of abstract thinking. The imagination enables the student to make connections across time and space. Lower Elementary students learn how the earth was formed, how plant and animal life are deeply intertwined, and how humans have met their basic needs. A strong emphasis is placed on basic academics as well: reading, writing, grammar, math, and geometry. This age is an important period for both mental and emotional growth. Our Montessori teachers guide students through lessons in individual, small group, and large group settings. The students also receive instruction in Mandarin, Spanish, art, chess, and music during regular academic hours. Suzuki instruction is offered for piano, strings, woodwind, and brass instruments.

Schedule
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast and Pre-academic Care
8:15 AM- 11:00 AM Academics (Morning Work Cycle)
11:00 AM- 11:40 AM 0utdoor Play
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Walking On the Line
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Clean Up
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Group Time
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM Academics (Afternoon Work Cycle)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Post-academic Care
Program Hours
Academic Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Academic Full Day 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Extended Day 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM