Broken down into 10 consecutive monthly payments (Sept-June) $1200/month
Extended Care Hours and Tuition
Before care: 7-9 am $100/month
After care: 3-5 pm $100/month
Our classrooms provide a living room feel, with each room offering six distinct learning environments: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Art, and Cultural.
Practical Life Area
The Practical Life Area is the adult world brought down to the child’s level. Spooning, pouring, care of the environment and care of the person are some of the areas within Practical Life. This area is not only to perfect these skills but for hand/eye coordination, fine motor control and concentration.
In this area, children learn discrimination of size, shape, color and form. Materials and exercises focus on using textures, shapes and colors to assist in learning and exploring. Preparation for the mathematical mind begins. Through the exercises in this area, abstract things become concrete. Dr. Montessori believed that “The senses being the explorers of the world open the way to knowledge.”
This area helps children begin to learn basic math concepts. Children start by learning numerals and go on to understand quantity within the numeral, and build from there to addition. The concepts that are introduced are based upon each individual child’s readiness. Montessori sand paper numerals provide a tactical and muscular sense of the numeral so that when a child is ready to write they have already internalized what the numeral is.
Children are given materials and exercises that help them learn their letters, sounds, and when ready to begin to learn how to read. Children who attend Montessori schools are typically early readers. Due to the excitement of reading, and the fact that reading is fundamental for educational success, children who attend Montessori schools are generally at the top of their class.
In this area, children begin to learn about geography, history and life sciences. Cultural studies about children around the world are incorporated with these lessons.
Our own Amanda Bristowe coordinates the art program, teaching the children about famous artists and their techniques. The children then create their own art masterpieces. At the end of the year, we stage an art show that parents can attend.