Welcome to Montessori
Welcome to Montessori
Welcome to Montessori

What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is a philosophy that respects the individuality of each child. It is founded on the belief that children should be free to succeed and learn without restriction or criticism. It is also an approach to education that takes to heart the needs, talents, gifts, and special individuality of each child. It is a process that helps children learn in their own way at their own pace.

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Universal Pre-K (Act 166)  provides for universal access to publicly funded prekindergarten education in both the public and private early childhood education sector. Act 166 mandates funding for 10 hours…
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Picture driving along busy Route 2, passing where MSCVT used to be and turning off onto Muddy Brook Road, as you meander along past forest and farmland, quiet neighborhoods and an idyllic horse farm. As…
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How is Montessori different from other schools? Some hallmarks of Montessori Education include: Multi-age classrooms encouraging cooperation rather than competition. An environment with specially…
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Practical Life
Sensorial
Cultural Activities
Science
Mathematics
Language
Special Events
Special Events
The school holds a number of community events that provide opportunities for parents to work, socialize, or play together. This will be updated frequently as seasonal events approach!
Practical Life
Practical Life
Exercises of Practical Life bring the day-to-day activities of our culture into the classroom as specific exercises, i.e., pouring from a pitcher, setting a table, interrupting gracefully. The Exercises of Practical Life cover 4 main content areas: elemental movements, care for self, care for other (both animate and inanimate) and social relations.
Sensorial
Sensorial
Sensorial Activities highlight physical traits as they exist in matter, such as size, weight, color, texture, and aroma. The children develop language skills by learning precise, descriptive words including the comparative and superlative. These activities address mathematics by stimulating the capacity to discriminate between essential and accidental characteristics and by highlighting precise relationships between things.
Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities introduce human culture. They are the bridge into academic expression. Students learn: the symbols and associated sounds for all letters in the English language leading to both writing and reading; in mathematics they learn numeration from 1-10, the dynamic characteristics of the decimal system.
Science
Science
Children begin science exploration in the Primary environment and cultural studies. The Elementary age child will begin to focus on scientific methods, investigation through hands-on experimentation, applications, connections, generalizations, matter, motion, forces, energy, organisms, evolution and theories.
Mathematics
Mathematics
Montessori materials focus first on the concrete representation of abstract mathematical concepts through the use of materials in the Primary classroom. The abstract expression of 4 arithmetic operations and basic facts associated with each operation, abstract expression of the dynamic nature of the decimal system, measurement skills, names and characteristics of geometric figures, arithmetic patterns represented in word problems and the concept of fractions are many of the concepts introduced in the Elementary program.
Language
Language
Children begin preparing the hand for writing at a very early age in the Primary classroom through the use of various Sensorial and Practical life activities. Exposure to reading and writing is always present in the multi-age classroom. Skills including phonograms, penmanship skills, function of words, parts of speech, and language mechanics are introduced through various materials and exercises.