Children: Ages 3 to 6 years old
Half Day: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Extended Day: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Full Day: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm
Primary / Kindergarten Class
Primary Program is for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years.
The mixed age classes provide an ideal environment for children to engage in academic activities as well as learn the critical skills of collaboration, problem solving, and creative thinking. Because they are encouraged to work independently, they build a strong sense of themselves and their enormous capabilities. Our classroom is carefully curated with a full set of Montessori materials to help children as they work toward their fullest potential.
Our curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Geography, Art, Music, and Movement.
Children stay in this classroom three years, until their sixth birthday. Gaining a great love of learning, self-confidence, self-discipline and a wonderful internal motivation.
Children under the age of 5 are required to nap at least 25 minutes by DSS regulations.
The Extended Day Program is open to children who are Kindergarten age. It gives them extra opportunities to work as a group, and extra time to do more advanced work extending their concentration and working cooperatively within a group of peers.
Full Day Program
The Full Day Program provides a family-like environment around our Montessori classroom. The longer hours allow for rich experiences like gardening, cooking, baking. Giving children extra time for challenging work as well as time for rest and relaxation
Lunch is provided by School House Grill, giving us the opportunity to have a family style lunch. Children learn to set up the tables using placemats, plates, cloth napkins and utensils. Children serve themselves and share a nice conversation as they eat. Once the meal is complete, they all work together to clean the tables and dishes.
THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF SOUTH RIDING
A Community of Growth