- Capitalizes on readiness giving worthwhile experience and materials that let him do what he is ready to do now, while preparing him for the next step which is an ever present opportunity, opening up tomorrow without spoiling today.
- Geared to the times the children live in today.
- Caters to the individual needs of every child no matter his age or “I.Q.”.
- All the full day children have, besides the academic subjects and specialized Montessori materials, many extra-curricular learning activities.
- Speech: Beginning with an emphasis on expression, speech and clear diction, the children gain in self-confidence and soon become interested in various forms of expression, interpretation and dramatics.
- Writing: Again the emphasis is on self-expression. Often a Montessori child writes before he reads as writing involves the single task of self-expression, whereas reading involves the interpretation of another’s ideas.
- Reading: The program is individualized and no single method of teaching reading is used, but various combinations according to the interests and abilities of each child.
- Phonics: With a strong emphasis on phonics and meaning from the very beginning, the children learn to spell accurately and read meaningfully.
- Grammar: Young children are deeply interested in words, and the function of words, hence we give them an early experience in grammar and syntax.
To calculate is a natural tendency of man. Our children have no prejudice against numbers for they experience numbers and their intricate relationships through their senses first in a concrete form, not by mere memorization.
To respond to music is a natural and basic tendency. Our children have ample opportunity to explore music whether by creating new tunes on the bells or by interpreting it with modern dance under the guidance of specially trained music and modern dance teachers concerned with the appreciation and enjoyment of music.
Each child is given opportunities to perform before a large parent audience.
Even the younger child experiments with air, water, electricity, etc. and reasons out the cause of each reaction himself thereby developing his intellect. Our purpose is to give the young child a clear impression of the physical environment, not to give him a lot of scientific information. A child goes home with his brains stirred — his reasoning powers and his memory sharpened.
Each child is encouraged to use his creative imagination through trial and error. From the beginning, his work with the Montessori Sensorial materials helps refine his sense of colour and other forms of discrimination, preparing him to see harmony in his surroundings, and using this in expressing himself artistically — he goes home with his feelings stirred too.
An experience in group dynamics providing for each child sufficient contacts with society and the environment so that he can form himself in relation to it. It is the whole world and all humanity that he has contact with, not just a small part of it.
There is ample opportunity for both indoor and outdoor games in small or large groups, either in our recreation room or our spacious, well equipped yard, or in the playground or meadow nearby.
Both within the classroom, and without, the children develop standards of conduct and courtesy, cooperation, self-control and a real respect for the rights and opinions of others — while developing their own individual talents, interests and abilities, to the fullest.