The Montessori Approach
The Montessori approach to education is child-centered.
The teacher is more of a guide and a facilitator, respecting the concentration and varied learning approaches of the child.
Each child learns at their own pace, the program is individualized and each child’s needs are carefully addressed.
Curriculum Learning Areas
The Montessori curriculum encompasses five key learning areas
The Cultural Curriculum includes Geography, Science, History, Music and Art. Through explorations of culture, children develop an understanding of their community, their world and their social responsibilities.
It teaches children to understand mathematical concepts, they learn to count, identify and match numerals to their quantity, relate decimal quantities and symbols, and become aware of the functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The Montessori Practical Life Curriculum includes activities that children observe in daily life. These activities develop children’s independence, concentration, and fine motor skills, such as transferring, food preparation, and cleaning.
Provides children skills of how to build their vocabulary and understanding of language. Children learn letter sounds, letter identification and formation, how to combine sounds to make words and build simple sentences.
It allows children to refine their 5 senses so that they are able to organize sensory impressions and their understanding of the world. They learn about similarity and difference, dimensions, colours and shapes, also distinguish between smells, taste and sound.
Each day of the week, children are exposed to different activities aside from the curriculum. These activities aim to provide children the opportunity to be creative, learn new skills, work in group settings and have fun! Our weekly activities include:
Our Environment Seeks to Promote
Special Needs Classroom
Our special needs classroom is a nurturing and supportive environment for children of all abilities. We welcome children on the autism spectrum, children with down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, and more. Our classroom and schedule is specifically designed to meet the needs of each child.
In this classroom children receive:
1:1 Learning and education
Individual goals and objectives
Education catered to the child
School-based occupational therapy
We offer occupational therapy for all children in the school. Our occupational therapist assists teachers in creating an individualized learning plan for each child based on their abilities. The therapist is also available for after school individual sessions.