Our preprimary program was created as a three-year program for children aged three to 4, where the child enrolls at age three and spends three years in the same classroom, with the same teacher.
The classroom is prepared and filled with carefully chosen, manipulative-learning materials. Here the child, with gentle guidance from the teacher, chooses work from an assortment of beautifully arranged, self-correcting selections. In working with them, the child grows towards self-discipline, order, and concentration.
This is part of the “absorbent mind” concept espoused by Dr. Maria Montessori, who viewed this period in a child’s development as when he or she exhibits a heightened capacity to absorb everything from the surrounding environment.
Preprimary Program Availability
This program is available to children aged three to four, and is offered either in the morning (AM) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30 to 11:30 am, or in the afternoon (PM) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
*As required by our state operating license, all students enrolled in the preprimary Montessori programs must be completely toilet-trained, and no diapers or pull-ups are permitted to be worn in the preprimary classroom. Our staff will assist a child who has had a toilet accident, however, in accordance with our license, we are unable to retain a child who has continuous toilet accidents.
Kindergarten Program Availability
This program is available to children aged five and six, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Elementary Program Availability
This program is available to children in first, second, and third grade. In keeping with the Montessori method, students participate in grade level appropriate material in a single classroom environment.
More information on our programs can be found on our Tuition Info guide.