The Montessori course of study is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together. Everything is interrelated. One lesson leads to another, with the child moving from the concrete toward abstract understanding.
Our academic programs begin with infants and move all the way through sixth grade.
The Infant Program (Nido) is a nurturing classroom environment designed for infants 4 months through 18 months. All of the young child’s developmental needs are met with warmth and care by expert staff trained specifically for this level. By choosing to follow your child’s natural cycles – like eating and sleeping, young children develop a strong sense of security and trust in their teachers, as they learn that their needs will always be taken care of. Teachers carefully guide the child’s desire to walk and talk, eat and drink independently, and begin to make sense of the world around them.
Our loving and language rich toddler community will meet the needs of growing toddlers (18 to 36 months old). At The Montessori School, your toddler will be given opportunities to develop basic motor coordination, independence, and language skills. Our trained and caring Montessori teachers will be able to adjust to your toddler’s needs as they experience their first contact with other children and learn to participate in a cooperative group.
The Montessori preschool classroom flourishes under the guidance of a Montessori teacher in a “prepared environment.” During the formative years (between three and six), children easily learn the skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, which they find fascinating.
Activities in the preschool classroom include early language and number work, “practical life” (cooking, manners, personal care…), introduction to cultures and geography, art and music activities, Spanish, botany, and zoology.
A Montessori preschool education develops a creative, caring, confident child who loves to learn.
The kindergarten year is the culminating year of our preschool program. Kindergarten students continue working each morning on their individual lesson plans, as well as socializing with and mentoring younger classmates. As leaders in the classroom, kindergarteners enjoy privileges that come with being the oldest and most experienced students.
In the afternoons, the kindergarten students follow a curriculum designed especially for them. In addition, they enjoy field trips, physical education, music, and Spanish.
Our elementary program provides a challenging learning environment designed to stimulate curiosity and support moral, physical, and intellectual development.
This warm and exciting educational environment features a hands-on, experiential approach to learning. This enables the student to move from simple to complex tasks and from concrete to abstract ideas, whether in math, science, language or any other area. The elementary students continue their Spanish and music studies along with physical education.
The student leaves the Montessori elementary program with the self-concept of a capable learner and contributor, and an optimistic vision of his or her own future.
The aim of our Parent Education Program is to provide TMS parents with an opportunity to gain practical insights for raising creative, caring and confident children. We seek to provide resources and interaction through classes, forums, orientations, and speaker sessions.
Our expectation is that parents will be actively involved in their child’s educational, emotional, and social growth by attendance at three (3) one hour events each academic school year.