Montessori

Learning through play

Preschool is a time of great growth, wonder, and adjustment. The Montessori program provides your child with a preschool education that emphasizes self-discipline, social interaction, sensory-motor integration skills, quiet play, and independent learning.

“The child who has never learned to work by himself, to set goals for his own acts, or to be the master of his own force of will is recognizable in the adult who lets others guide his will and feels a constant need for approval of others.”

Maria Montessori

In Montessori, our littlest learners are actively engaged in works that teach them to be responsible for their own learning.

One of the goals of Montessori education is to help every child become more independent and gain a sense of responsibility for not only his/her work but also his/her behavior. Children engage in meaningful experiences and learn the skills to flourish in elementary school and beyond. The Catholic virtues of faith, hope, and love are modeled and practiced in all that we do.

A Program that Fits Your Child

Preschool can be a big step for your child, so we offer multiple options that will make your child and (their parents/guardians) feel comfortable.

Parents can choose between a 3-day or 5-day Montessori experience for their child.
Parents can also choose a half-day or full-day experience.

Full-Day Montessori
8 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Half-Day AM Montessori
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Half-Day PM Montessori
12 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

A Montessori "Day"

A Montessori Day is broken into several “works”. A work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time where children can explore prepared structured activities.

Equipment or “works” are part of the “prepared environment” of the Montessori classroom. The works are clean, small, and light enough for young children to move by themselves. All equipment is arranged on low visible shelves that are accessible to your child. The easiest works are placed to the left, the most difficult to the right, following a child’s natural progression of thought. Works are not toys but small replicas of adult work tools. Rugs allow your child to sit and work comfortably on the floor.

Discipline
Teacher Involvement
Classroom Enviornment

What About Discipline

The freedom of the environment is based on self-discipline and respect for others. Simple ground rules define the accepted behaviors. By adhering to these ground rules, your child becomes responsible for his/her behavior while learning self-control and cooperation with others.

What is the role of the teacher?

A Montessori teacher differs from a traditional teacher in that her main role is to present new materials and guide your child toward more difficult learning experiences. Each teacher provides individualized instruction, carefully observing and recording the progress of each child with respect for his/her own personality and ability.

Classroom Enviornment

The Montessori classroom is a carefully prepared environment where your child is exposed to a variety of materials in six major areas: practical life, sensorial, language, social studies, science, and math. Your child will have the opportunity to explore creative art experiences, music, physical education, Spanish, and computer studies.

The program emphasizes “hands-on” learning with the help of concrete materials or “works” designed by Dr. Montessori.

Montessori Life

Montessori students take part in many activities and special field trips during the school year. Annual activities include trips to a local pumpkin patch, our annual Thanksgiving Feast, a nature trip, and the year culminates with the annual end-of-year program and Montessori graduation.

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