3 to 6 years
Children between the ages of 3 and 6 acquire and refine skills upon which they will depend for the rest of their lives. Personal language explodes, the senses are acute, questions about numbers, culture, and the earth beg for answers. Movement, necessary to healthy development, is constant.
A stable base for all future learning is built in the Children's House Primary Programs.
Knowledge is coveted at this age; through exploration and experimentation with the self-correcting Montessori materials the child finds answers. Guided by a professionally trained faculty, each child experiences the satisfaction of skill mastery in many arenas.
The multi age primary classroom provides opportunity for the development and refinement of social and behavioral skills. Children who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Extended Day Kindergarten.
Extended Day Kindergarten children gather and employ information that is critical for future learning. Manipulating Montessori materials, students acquire an understanding of the function of words and numbers, grasp the wonder of the sciences, and practice life's practical skills. Experiences with creative expression and physical fitness underline the importance of health and fitness. Character and self respect develop through community service roles created just for the extended day student. Curricular field trips, Great Books literature circles, conversational Spanish and artistic expression pave the way for lifelong interest and learning. Extended day graduates are fully ready for life ahead.