I THINK with curiosity and wonder and imagination.
(ages five through six)
The Kindergarten student is entering a transitional year between Preschool and Elementary school. The Kindergarten program consolidates the skills gained during the previous Primary years and is structured to meet the developmental needs of students capable of pursuing a more academically challenging agenda in the context of a smaller peer group in the afternoon. Learning in Kindergarten becomes contagious and collaboration begins to take place as the child’s social skills and self-confidence are solidified. Children at this age are emergent readers who also need one-on-one time with a teacher to strengthen decoding skills and increase reading fluency.
- Our teachers use strategies that support and facilitate the unique and total growth of each individual.
- Kindergarten students have longer and more in-depth lessons in the afternoon.
- These students often have special studies of the various cultural subjects like science, geography, zoology, and biology.
- Here, students are encouraged to learn respectful, caring attitudes for oneself, others, and the environment.
- These students have the opportunity to integrate conceptual skills and to pursue academic and cultural subjects in depth, thereby becoming independent learners, well prepared for the rigorous Montessori Elementary experience.
Kindergarten students attend school from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm five days per week. Students must be five by September 30 of the current school year to be in the Kindergarten program. To get a feel for Kindergarten in Montessori, there is nothing like seeing it in action! We invite you to "step inside" and watch the video below.