Category: FAQs

  1. Understanding the Montessori Method: The Importance of Practical Life

    The Montessori Method is often a mystery to a lot of parents.  They may have heard of Montessori, but have no understanding of its ideology.  Over the next several months, we will dive more deeply into the Five Key Learning Areas of Montessori and how children develop academically and socially.  These five areas include: Practical Life Sensorial Language Mathematics Culture… Continue Reading »
  2. What is a typical day in the Primary classroom?

    The children come in and are greeted by the teacher.  Children wash their hands.  They begin their three-hour work cycle that focuses on the five main areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Science/Geography.  During that three-hour work cycle, the child will pick a work that has already been presented to them by… Continue Reading »
  3. How do you get a child to do work or different work throughout the day?

    Our lead teachers are experienced and certified Montessori teachers.  Since Montessori is a very individualized curriculum, Montessori teachers must track each child’s progression through the materials as the children are self-paced.  The children know they must master an activity before they are able to progress to the next material.  Having mixed-age groups creates purpose and intention as… Continue Reading »
  4. How does the Montessori teacher discipline in the classroom?

    Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and kindness.  Grace and courtesy are huge components of the Practical life area in the classroom; the children learn how to care for their environment, care for themselves, and care for each other.  In a Montessori classroom, the children are trusted to learn from their mistakes that they make… Continue Reading »
  5. Do you teach a foreign language?

    We have teachers that speak Spanish as their native language that will speak and teach the students and our teachers daily.  It is incorporated throughout our programs.
  6. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  7. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  8. What is your discipline policy?

    We don’t use time- outs.  We guide your child in the right direction by modeling appropriate behavior, and showing your child how to be calm and respectful.  We will re-direct and teach them how to solve their issue independently by giving them the language to use or facilitate.
  9. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »