Montessori School

Montessori School Curriculum

Montessori Toddler Program 18 -36 months

 

Intellectual Development

Work Habits/Outcome

Co-ordinating fine and gross motor skills

Development of a sense of order and independence

Developing sensory perception and discrimination skills

Development of concentration and increased awareness of sensorial impressions

Developing of oral language skills   

Development of vocabulary and empowerment of the child through the expression of their own thoughts

Developing care of person

Mastery of care of personal needs that lead to independence

 

CASA Program 3 – 6 yrs.

 

Intellectual Development

Work Habits/Outcome

Co-ordinating fine and gross motor skills

Development of a sense of order and independence

Developing sensory perception and discrimination skills

Development of concentration and a heightened awareness

Emphasis on the development of oral language skills

Nurtured a natural sensitivity for language

Learning to encode and decode words

Appreciation of written language as the transmission of thought

Understanding the function of words in a sentence

Heightened interest and love for the structure of language

Spontaneous creative writing

Expression of their own thoughts

Manipulating mathematical concepts concretely

Development of the mathematical mind for precision, exactness and calculation

Constructing mathematical operations with concrete materials

Heightened understanding of basic mathematical operations

Exploring the world of people (past and present) plants and animals

Appreciation of the integration of people and nature

Being introduced to the French language

Familiarity with diversity of languages

Integrating Art & Design within other subjects

Use of creative activities as a form of communication

Listening and making music through singing and responding to rhythm

Enjoyment of music as a form of expression

Participating in physical exercise through gymnastics, games and coordinated movements.

Development of good health & safety habits

 

Elementary Program 6 – 9 yrs.

 

Intellectual Development

Work Habits/Outcome

Emphasis on individualized exercises geared to develop skill level

Development of concentration

Selecting work choices based on interest and ability

Development of self directed and responsible work habits

Participating in peer tutoring and group learning opportunities

Heightend awareness of others and an increased ability to participate in group learning and leadership

Manipulation of sensorial mathematical materials

Appreciation of association of quantity and symbol and place value

Exploration of basic mathematical operations with specifically designed materials

Development of an understanding of the operations of whole numbers

Repetition of math materials designed for operational memorization

Development of proficiency in abstract mathematical operations

Exploration of geometric materials

Increased awareness of spatial relationships and geometric concepts

Exploration of manuscript and cursive writing

Enhanced ability to express in written form

Participation in exploration of children’s literature and novels

Development of reading comprehension skills and enhanced appreciation of literature

Examining the grammatical roles of words with specifically designed materials

Development of understanding of the rules of English grammar

Exploring spelling rules

Ability to express oneself in written form and the keys to written work

Analyzing sentences

Development of an understanding of the roles of sentence components

Curricular activities that present the needs of peoples, cultures and traditions

Appreciation of the interdependency of people and cultures

Curricular activities that promote respect and appreciation for the environment

Development of responsibility for the environment and global citizenship

The opportunity to investigate a topic of interest

Development of research skills

 

 

 

 
 

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