We offer Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary programs to children ages 3 to 9.
Primary Mornings (ages 3-5)
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
M-F; 3-day option (M-W)
All classrooms are multi-age (ages 3-6). The curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Studies (including beginning Spanish). All children participate in group singing and prepare two concerts each year.
Extended Day (ages 5-6)
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children who are kindergarten-age have an extended day in the Primary classroom, which gives them an opportunity to work in a more focused way with their peers. Special instruction in Art, Music, and Spanish instruction is offered. This is equivalent to the kindergarten year.
NEW! Full-Day (ages 3-4) 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We now have a full-day option for younger children as well.
After a mid-day break for recreation, lunch, and rest, children who stay until 2:30 will have the oppportunity for additional time in a Montessori environment, with special activities geared for the preschool child.
Elementary (ages 6-9)
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In the Elementary classroom, children continue to work on the Montessori math and language curriculum at their own pace. The five Great Lessons establish the framework for an integrated, holistic study of the universe through which students are introduced to biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, and social studies. Art and Spanish instruction continues, and the children learn to play tin whistle. Numerous field trips enrich classroom study. Each year the class takes an overnight field trip to destinations such as the Boston Science Museum, Tanglewood 4-H Learning Center, Acadia National Park, and Quebec City.
Before and After Care is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Montessori Curriculum
Hands-on materials engage all the senses, help refine the child’s perceptions, and prepare them for math and language skills.
Concrete math materials help children internalize advanced concepts earlier than other educational approaches.
Using a phonetic approach, children learn to read and write at their own pace.
Geography, flag and map work introduce children to the world around them.
Continent studies offer a glimpse into the lives of other children.
More about the Montessori curriculum.