The Kindergarten Program
The Kindergarten Program, for children ages 5 to 6, is both an extension of the Primary Program and a transition to the Elementary Program. In keeping with the traditional Montessori model, children in the Kindergarten Program and the Primary Program share classroom space, a model that offers the Kindergarten children a chance to reinforce their mastery of subject areas by assisting the younger children. However, Kindergarteners pursue more advanced activities, both as a whole group, during afternoon breakouts and during specials, and within their classroom groupings.
Our Kindergarteners refine their writing skills, progress from addition and subtraction to multiplication and division, and move from simple reading to more complex material, all at the child's own pace and in keeping with each child’s interests. Storytelling, art, music, drama, foreign language and movement have been integrated into the curriculum to provide for a richer learning experience where creativity and self-expression are encouraged and valued along with academic success, and enjoyment is equated with school and learning.