Toddler Program: Ages 2-3
Toddler Program hours are 8:30 to 11:30 am or all day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm five days per week. Toddlers who turn two by Sep. 15 are eligible.
The Toddler Village includes three Toddler classrooms, each outfitted with Toddler-sized doors alongside adult-sized doors, full length windows that allow young children an eye-level view of the outside world, a playground just their size, a garden area, and dedicated outdoor workspaces for each classroom.
The MSD Toddler curriculum is designed to meet the Toddler’s growing emotional and cognitive abilities during this formative period for the development of personality, trust, independence, focus, and problem-solving. Children are free to explore and find works that spark their interest in a safe and carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environment.
Toddler Program Overview
- Montessori materials invite exploration and experimentation. The materials help to develop the child’s ability to concentrate and focus, refine sensory perceptions, aid in gross and fine motor abilities, and language skills
- Toddlers are taught practical life skills such as how to serve themselves a snack, pour their own healthy drinks from a pitcher, put on their coats and shoes, blow their nose, and clean up spills…not to mention toilet-learning
- The classroom has plenty of room for social interactions, which reinforce the grace and courtesy lessons and provide opportunities to learn about sharing, taking turns, being patient and being a good friend. Activities are designed to develop coordination and independence as well as to encourage positive group interaction and increased self-esteem
MSD Teachers provide warmth, patience and encouragement necessary for each child to reach their personal best. When you’re ready to speak to someone in Admissions and schedule a tour, be sure to fill out an Inquiry Form. We can’t wait to meet you!
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Our toddler village early learning environment is built for exploration and practical life skills; with a playground just their size, a garden area, and dedicated outdoor workspaces for each classroom. Learn more here.
Primary and Kindergarten
MSD Preschool and Kindergarten programs focus on helping students to make thoughtful choices, develop concentration, and engage in caring and purposeful interaction with their environment. Learn more here.
Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3
The MSD Lower Elementary program offers students a rich curriculum based on individual understanding that is challenging, collaborative, and interwoven with real world application. Learn more here.
Ages 9-11, Grades 4-5
MSD’s Upper Elementary program expands the rich curriculum to focus on confidence and achievement, reinforcing the importance of responsibility, service, ownership of knowledge, and integrity. Learn more here.
Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8
We have designed every facet of our Middle School curriculum with smart, compassionate emphasis on social-emotional growth; strong, core academics; and a global education at the forefront. Learn more here.
MSD’s Specials program enriches the already robust Montessori curriculum and school culture, providing students a more rounded education. Specials classes are in addition to regular classroom studies and include physical education, music and theater, art, Spanish, library sciences, and handcraft. Our Urban Farm program is also part of our Specials program. Learn more here.