Applications For New Kindergarten and Elementary Students Available December 15th
The Montessori Kindergarten curriculum was developed based on comprehensive studies of children, and how they learn best. Based on the planes of development, the classrooms and curriculums run on a three year cycle (age 0-3, age 3-6, age 6-9, etc.). Your child will gain the most from the program if he/she remains in the Montessori classroom for the full three year cycle. If you wish to switch your child into Montessori at the Kindergarten level, it is important that they remain in Montessori for lower elementary as well. Kindergarten applications will only be accepted in situations where families are open to keeping their child in our school for lower elementary.
There are many differences between the traditional and Montessori methods of teaching in an elementary classroom. The high level of independence, self-motivation, focus and concentration developed in the early years of a Montessori education can be difficult to achieve in later years. Although many children will make this transition smoothly, the differences can create challenges for some. To help determine whether this will be a positive transition for your child and his/her new class as a whole, we require a more intensive interview process at the elementary level. This process consists of the student being interviewed by the director/teacher and then spending a week attending our elementary school. During this trial week your child will spend the school day in the classroom, working with teachers in each subject, completing independent follow-up work, learning how to navigate the classroom, and socializing with peers. Once your child has completed this week, the teachers and administrators will confer to discuss any issues and possible eligibility. You will be contacted within 2 weeks, via email, with a response to your application.
Please contact us if you are interested in applying for the Kindergarten or Elementary program.