The Curriculum

Motor Development
A large open-space area, playground equipment, and gardens take advantage of the child’s natural desire to move, run, dig, carry, and climb. Indoor and outdoor equipment and games allow for a variety of large muscle activities, promoting balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and agility.

Practical Life
These are tasks involving self-care and care of the environment. They include washing and dressing; growing and preparing food; maintaining the indoor and outdoor environments; and care of animals. Practical life is the keystone of the Montessori curriculum, serving to focus the child’s attention, promoting concentration, a sense of order, fine muscle coordination, and independence.

Classic Montessori materials for sense development isolate qualities in the child’s environment, enabling her to make comparisons and contrasts. As the child refines sensory and perceptual awareness, she acquires the ability to discriminate and to appreciate the world.

This includes oral language development, preparation for reading and writing, and phonics: reading, writing, and spelling according to the child’s readiness and interest.

Mathematics materials provide concrete experience of quantity, numeral recognition, one-to-one correspondence, seriation, counting, sets, the decimal system, and basic operations.

Physical and natural sciences are explored at an experiential level.

Geography And Social Sciences
We introduce the child to maps, the globe, people of the world, and their cultures.

These tasks explore different media, self-expression, and appreciation.

The Music curriculum is an introduction to a variety of simple instruments, singing, and appreciation.