Children have a natural thirst for language and communication. Their learning is strengthened by using phonics and emphasizing the importance of acquiring language through conversation, absorbing read aloud stories and the Montessori three-period lesson.
Designed to provide a transition from the child's real life experiences to understanding basic mathematical concepts. General topics include: symbols, counting, number formation, shape recognition, fractions, measurement, problem solving, multiple digit numbers, and telling time and coin value.
Students develop their creativity and artistic skills through a variety of mediums:
Directed Art - A step-by-step guide to art.
Open-Ended Art - To release the child's creativity in the pure pleasure of making art.
Crafts - Working with instructions, students create development-appropriate crafts.
The program focuses on extending children's natural curiosity about the world in which they live through the following topics: animal habitats, magnetism, weather and changing seasons, health, endangered species, environmental awareness, five senses, plant life, insects, and the solar system.
As children grow, so as their awareness of the world and their place in it. The social studies curriculum supports that growth and development by gradually extending the parameters of the study, focusing on both the cultural and historical aspects of the individual and society.
Music & Performing Arts
Students learn about different musical instruments, genres of music and classical composers. They also explore musical concepts such as pitch and rhythm through singing, playing, and listening to music.