"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
Maria Montessori's emphasis was on world peace by giving the child an overview of the whole world and universe. The entire theme of the program is based on Montessori's "Cosmic Education". This same cosmic theme is used every year because it encompasses everything and is cyclical rather than linear. Each year is a step upward in a spiral of learning as the child explores each study at his or her own level and pace.
Montessori Learning School currently offers two levels of education:
Toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years old)
Primary (ages 3-6 years old)
Our classes are multi-aged in keeping with the Montessori Philosophy. The mixed age groups allows peer teaching, role models, and leadership experience for each child. The classrooms are prepared for activities suited to each child's needs and hence providing the opportunity to progress at his/her own developmental level. In addition, the mixed age group classes enhances the sense of community, allowing opportunities for socialization, self-confidence, respect for, and cooperation with others.
The teacher in a Montessori classroom acts only as a facilitator of learning. The personalized material itself allows the child to find and correct the error, therefore providing the children complete control of their learning. Our classrooms are divided into five educational areas:
Math : Number recognition, counting, adding, subtracting, clocks, fractions, and the decimal system.
Language : Phonics, rhyming, matching, opposites, sequencing, reading, spelling, and writing.
Sensorial : Shapes, sizes, colors, building and exploring the senses.
Practical Life : Daily life skills such as scooping, pouring, dressing frames, washing, and tonging.
Cultural : Exploration of Biology, Geography, History, and Physical Earth Science.