Primary

Primary classrooms are designed especially for the child and the entire environment is created to facilitate their learning process. Maria Montessori observed that children learn by doing and wrote that the "hand was the instrument of the mind".

The Montessori curricula, techniques and materials satisfy the natural tendency for this age child to learn by doing. Independence, coordination, order, self-discipline and concentration are developed. Children work individually and cooperatively with materials that engage their curiosity.

The Montessori primary program includes activities for practical life, refinement of the senses, language and mathematics. Geography, history, physical science, and life science are presented to the child through various language and manipulative activities. And art form part of the day-to-day activities

Life Activities

Enhance the development of control and movement, sequencing and concentration through inviting and purposeful work.

Sensorial Materials

Enable the child to order, classify and describe sense experiences such as dimension, color, texture, sound and sight.


Language

Includes oral language development, written expression, reading, elements of grammar, and literature. Children in the primary program begin attending Spanish classes at age 3. Chinese is also begun at the Kindergarten year. Children continue taking foreign language classes in the Elementary program.

Mathematics

Makes use of manipulative materials to help the child gain and understanding of the concepts of number, symbol, sequence, operations, and memorization of basic facts. our program provides a full day Montessori experience. The morning is spent in their class with a mixed age group of children. It is a wonderful experience for the kindergarten child to be the "oldest" among their classroom peers.

After lunch, when their classmates and the younger children have left the room for their nap, the kindergarten children are left to work with their teacher in the afternoon. This provides the children another work period for the teacher to further work (especially in mathematics and language) with the children for successful transition to the elementary classroom.


The children also have field trips and soccer .We believe that the Kindergarten year in the Montessori classroom is very important to the completion of the Montessori Primary experience.