The Pre-Primary Program is a prepared environment for children ages 2 to 3 years and is fondly named “Sweet Pea”. We maintain a 1:4 ratio of one adult to every four children at all times. Maria Montessori identified the sensitive periods for toddlers to be movement, language, and order. With this in mind, we have prepared the classroom to offer experiences in all of these activities. It is the prepared environment that holds the key to the child’s independence, concentration, and normalized behavior.
The Primary Program, for children ages 3 to 6 years, is a unique three-year systematic program, where each year’s activities are logical and consistent extensions of what has come before. We have three primary classrooms: Mi Casita, Rainbow, and Sunshine. The Core Curriculum areas include Language, Math, Sensorial, and Practical Life. Our Expanded Curriculum Areas include Physical Geography, Cultural Studies, History, Science & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Music (Kindermusik) & individual piano instruction, Physical Education, and Spanish.
The Elementary Program, for children 6 to 12 years, is a rich blend of hands-on educational experiences designed to nurture and enhance the natural unfolding of your child as a whole, unique person. The Core Curriculum areas include Language, Math, History, Geography, Botany, Zoology, Animal Husbandry, and Chemistry. Our expanded curriculum includes Art including drawing, painting, sculpture, perspective, and cultural art history. The expanded curriculum also includes Spanish and Music including creating instruments for a classroom orchestra.