Primary Program (Ages 3 - 6 years)

The Montessori primary program (also called "Children's House") is a 3-year program that prepares children for 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 the absorbent mind.” Our primary program emphasizes independence and self-sufficiency, where children learn practical life skills such as cleaning, food preparation, caring for classroom pets, and caring for others. The primary program is designed to help students 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. Music and art are also integrated into other subjects such as math, science, geography, and culture. Spanish is introduced through the immersion program. As you tour our primary classroom, you may be surprised by the smell of bread baking, the sight of children manipulating puzzle maps and letters, the sound of cheerful voices in conversation, and the sense of calm and purpose within the classroom.

Our primary community meets five days a week, Monday through Friday. Children may attend half-day (8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.) or full-day (8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m). Extended care is available until 5:00 p.m.



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