(2.5 – 5 Year olds)
At this level, the child’s classroom is a prepared environment designed to stimulate interest and exploration. Through the use of the unique Montessori materials, children learn by associating abstract concepts with a myriad of sensorial experiences. Hands and mind work together; doing and manipulating, rather than simply observing. As the children become engaged in activities, they begin to develop concentration, attention to detail and self discipline while working towards completion of tasks. Courtesy, as well as respect for others and the environment are important aspects of daily classroom life.
Together, three, four and five year old children interact and learn from each other in a classroom that is rich in choice and opportunity. Assisting their teachers, the older children serve as role models and mentors for the younger students in the class. As children progress within the group, their confidence grows along with their expanding knowledge.
Guided by two Montessori teachers, with an average class size of 24 students, our Casa children benefit from an individualized approach that encourages self motivation and independence.
Classroom observations, written progress reports and scheduled parent/teacher interviews are completed annually.
- Entry Month
- Half Day (morning)
- 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Half Day (afternoon)
- 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Full Day
- 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Third year Casa students (2.5 – 5 year olds) are afforded additional program extensions, which include language enrichment, both individually and in small groups, as well as group projects in Culture (Geography, Science, History, Zoology, Botany). They also benefit from French lessons, field trips and in-school visitors, small group art lessons and follow-up activities and a mentoring program with our older students.