HALF DAY: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FULL DAY: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Extended Care options are available)
The Primary program is designed for children 3 to 6 years of age. The Primary classroom provides a "prepared environment" that helps develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination, independence, and social skills.
The multi-age grouping of children corresponds to Maria Montessori's theory of child development, which is rooted in a three-year cycle. In the multi-age setting, the children learn both from each other and because of each other. Younger children get a chance to look ahead and see what is coming next by watching the older children. Older children have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by sharing it with the younger children.
A Montessori Primary education both enhances the young child's knowledge in the present and establishes the foundation for true comprehension on a more abstract level later in life.