Montessori Curriculum Overview

The Montessori curriculum is unique and based on the scientific observations of children and their development. Areas of the classroom are defined for each subject; materials are thoughtfully placed to become part of the prepared environment.

Core areas include:

Practical Life

Practical Life is the foundation of the Montessori Curriculum. In this area the children practice and experiment using materials from everyday “practical” life, engaging in happy use of tools from the kitchen or workshop. Work in this area refines eye-hand coordination, promotes a lengthened concentration span, and develops the child’s sense of order. The child becomes more independent in the world.

Sensorial

Children possess the innate human inclination to notice, explore, describe, make use of and appreciate the wonderful world. Then sensorial materials help to develop this capacity for observation. They isolate a single quality and open a window for the children to experience relationships and sequences using all of their senses.

Mathematics

With the unique Montessori math materials, children develop; quite early, an innate, tangible sense of numbers and the ways in which people use them. Math is a very individualized subject. Concrete materials are used to form a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge. It is essential not to rush the child, giving the child many opportunities to internalize the concepts with real quantities and sensorial experiences.

Language

The Montessori classroom is rich in vocabulary and expressive language. There is carefully designed, phonetically-based sequence of lessons to teach spelling, reading and writing. Language is a primary key to the world for children. The work is individualized; as activities are presented when the child is ready. Reading naturally follows phonetic awareness and early writing as the child becomes aware of the power of blending sounds.

In addition to the core curriculum, our montessori school offers Art, Music, Mandarin, Cooking and Gardening.

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