The Primary Program at South Florida Montessori Academy is made up of children ages three (3) to six (6) sharing the same classroom. It is a 3-year program that prepares children for the First Grade and it includes Kindergarten. At this age, children actively learn at a tremendous rate, a stage Dr. Maria Montessori called “the period of absorbent mind”. The primary program is designed to help them thrive academically, socially, and psychologically.
Our students follow a rigorous Montessori curriculum that sets expectations far higher than the standard, state-approved curriculum. The learning program is personalized and catered to individual learning styles. Children work at their own pace ensuring that they meet these expectations.
In the primary program, children take an active role in maintaining their environment, which is divided into four main areas: practical life, sensorial, language and mathematics. Children begin to read and write through a variety of activities. They learn about their world by studying the continents, animals, plants, and other cultures. They work with concrete materials to learn mathematical concepts including the decimal system, geometry and fractions.
Our primary program emphasizes independence and self-sufficiency. Children learn “practical life” skills such as cleaning, food preparation, caring for classroom pets, and caring for others. Art is also part of this program and it is integrated into other subjects such as math, science, geography, and culture.
Because the child is the focus of South Florida Montessori Academy, we feel it is important that all of the people in your child's life (parents, teachers, peers) work together to help them develop confidence, independence and a love of learning.
- 8:30am - 8:45am Drop-off
- 8:30am - 11:30am Morning work cycle (snack available)
- 11:30am - 12:00pm Outdoor playtime
- 12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch and clean-up
- 12:45pm - 1:00pm Reading time
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon work cycle or nap time
- 2:30pm - 2:45pm Pick-up
"We cannot make genius - we can only give each child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities"
- Maria Montessori