The Montessori System of Education
The Montessori curriculum is divided into four core areas of study: practical life, sensorial, language, and mathematics.
The daily living exercises develop order, concentration, coordination, and independance.
These activities enhance the five senses. Through the use of special material's, the child's classifying powers become more refined. Awareness of the world is heightened as he experiments with shapes, color, sound, volume, taste, size, smell, and touch.
The classroom provides opportunities for oral communication skills by using stories, poems, and vocabulary enrichment. Exercises such as phonics, reading and creative writing are introduced as the child is ready.
Using manipulative materials the child is introduced to counting, numerals, the decimal system, concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisions, as well as fractions, vocabulary and beginning math facts.
In addition to the core curriculum, the child will engage in activities that instill a lifelong love for science, history, cultures and the arts.