Our beautiful classroom is designed and built as a perfect environment for a first-time learning experience. Many social, emotional and physical developments are made during this time frame in a child's life, including potty training. The teachers and parents work hand-in-hand guiding the child to learn to share, wait her or his turn, gain independence and discover the joy of learning. The wonderful materials in this classroom continually follow the development of each child and their natural desire to learn.
The bright and open classrooms are a warm welcome to children ages 3 to Kindergarten. The beautiful materials and daily lessons create a curiosity for learning and exploring. Our focus as teachers is to follow the lead of the child and allow all the possiblities to blossom. Using mentorship, a key ingredient in a Montessori classroom to create a learning circle and build a bond to form a "school family."
Music, Movement, Art and Literacy
Our school offers Enrichments in Art, Literacy, Movement and Music that supplement our daily curriculum. Each afternoon, the Primary children attend these special classes with opportunities to explore instruments and singing, move their physical bodies through dance, develop foundational reading skills, and develop and nourish their individual artistic expression via themed arts and crafts activities.
Mother Sylvia and/or Deacon David, clergy of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, join the children weekly for our Chapel Enrichment, which involves sharing in various stories, songs and lessons, while respect for and acknowledgment of all belief systems, religions and backgrounds is practiced. Dr. Montessori spoke of learning as the "cosmic task" of children and our Chapel Enrichment intends to shine light on the existence of each child's spirit as an inextricable and joyous part of their being . Topics include universal principles such as empathy and kindness, as well as mindfulness practices like breath awareness.