Our kindergarten is made up of children from 2 ˝ to 6
years old. They share the classroom and the
teachers/directresses for three years if enrolled for
the full length of the offered program.
In this multi-age setting, children learn from each
other. The younger ones see what is coming next and the
older children share their knowledge. This eases the
integration of the new and younger members of our school
Children are free to move about the classroom, select
their own activities, and work by themselves or with a
friend or group of friends.
The Montessori prepared environment is a child centered
environment, where all work is "hands on.” One child may
be scrubbing a table while another is composing words
with movable letters. An older child reads to a younger,
while yet another, being tired, decided to take a little
All over the classroom, children are busy. They work
alone or in groups, concentrating on their own
activities. A budding painter handles paper, brushes and
color, while another manipulates a long string of one
thousand beads and marvels at its length There is time
for sharing, singing, story telling, and preparing food.
Montessori classrooms are as busy as a beehive! Children
experience a true sense of community, taking
responsibility for themselves, for others, and for the
classroom. Respect for oneself and others is learnt
spontaneously from constant practice.
The program we offer is usually referred to in most
Montessori schools in North America as the Extended Day
program. It includes the morning and afternoon. During
this time the work of the child covers all traditional
five areas of the Montessori program: exercises of
Practical Life, Sensorial activities, Language (writing
and reading), Mathematics and Culture. “Culture” in a
Montessori context includes history, geography, art,
music, rhythmic activities as well as aspects of the
Natural Sciences such as Biology and Physics.
Observing a Montessori classroom is the best way to see
a vibrant, hands-on environment.
Parents are encouraged to observe their children at work
in the classroom. Please call our administration office
to make an appointment and make the proper arrangements.
IMPORTANT: Please take notice that classroom
observations can be scheduled starting only after the
October 1 break.