Our Montessori Curriculum

Our Montessori Curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. The curriculum caters to children's diverse interests, focusing on five critical areas:

  1. Practical Life
  2. Sensorial
  3. Mathematics
  4. Language
  5. Culture

Each learning area contains Montessori materials designed to hone a particular skill or teach one key knowledge area. Children develop a foundational understanding of the material through repetition and practice and eventually master the core competencies within each curriculum area.

We have to help the child to act, will, and think for himself.

— Maria Montessori

How Does the Montessori Curriculum Work?

The Montessori Curriculum engages children through five key areas of study:

1

Practical Life

Independence, social skills, and environmental care

2

Sensorial

Colors, shapes, textures, weights, dimensions, senses recognition

3

Mathematics

Numbers, quantities, counting, decimal system, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

4

Language

Oral, phonics, letter formation, sentence structure, writing, reading, and basic literacy skills

5

Culture

Geography, zoology, botany, science, history, music, and art


Each area features a set of educational materials that grow in complexity as children progress, guided by their developmental stage and personal interests.

Montessori teachers present individualized lessons to introduce children to each Montessori material's purpose and learning outcomes. Afterward, children work independently with the materials to practice, explore, and connect to the central learning outcomes.

During this process, teachers step back, observing how children learn and documenting their progress. Teachers only intervene, when necessary, as there's a strong correlation between a sense of accomplishment and the ability to learn and retain new skills and knowledge. This fosters self-sufficiency and confidence.

Teachers introduce new lessons when your child is ready to advance to the next stage. Through repetition and practice, children master the progression of Montessori materials and develop a solid understanding of each curriculum area.

Unleash your child's potential and watch them flourish in a Montessori learning environment.

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The Five Areas of the Montessori Curriculum

1) Practical Life

There is a sense of pride in being able to "do it by myself." Our practical life curriculum inspires your child with real-world tasks that teach them how to care for themselves and control and interact with their environment. They'll see themselves as capable and confident as they perfect those skills.

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Inspired by daily experiences, these activities nurture independence, concentration, and fine motor skills. This foundation prepares your child for all other subject areas in the classroom, covering:

  • Personal care
  • Environmental care
  • Grace and courtesy

Example materials and activities include:

  • Using a spoon
  • Sorting
  • Using tongs
  • Sewing
  • Threading
  • Sweeping
  • Peeling

Using real-life objects in a child-sized environment encourages good work habits, enhances concentration, and develops coordination. Immerse your child in Montessori Practical Life activities and watch them flourish.

Any child who is self–sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.

— Maria Montessori

2) Sensorial

Young children use their senses to explore the world. Our Sensorial curriculum empowers your child to fine-tune their senses, allowing them to develop:

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  • Perception
  • Observation
  • Logic
  • Concentration

Children enhance their reading, writing, and math skills with specially designed materials by engaging each sense. For example, a child able to discern subtle auditory differences with sound cylinders is more likely to grasp phonetic letter variations.

Sensorial activities immerse your child's senses, helping them refine their:

  • Touch
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Sound

These exercises enable your child to classify, categorize, and organize sensory experiences, teaching them about dimensions, colors, shapes, and differentiating between smells, tastes, and sounds. As children become adept at spotting similarities and differences, they lay the foundation for science, geography, and geometry.


Example materials and activities include:

1

Pink Tower

Helps develop visual discrimination of size, spatial awareness, and fine motor skills

2

Geometric Solids

Offers a hands-on understanding of geometry, teaching properties of each solid and enhancing spatial reasoning.

3

Color Box

Encourages color recognition, supporting visual perception, vocabulary, and artistic expression.

4

Sound Cylinders

Enhances auditory discrimination skills, fostering concentration and active listening abilities.

5

Fabric Boxes

Refines tactile senses and differentiates between fabrics, strengthening sensory awareness and vocabulary.

Dive into the Montessori Sensorial Curriculum and watch your child's intelligence and understanding of the world blossom.

What the hand does, the mind remembers.

— Maria Montessori

3) Mathematics

Montessori classrooms teach math by transforming abstract mathematical concepts into hands-on activities. Your child develops an understanding of:

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  • Counting and numeration
  • Decimal quantities and symbols
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Montessori math exercises focus on bringing order to your child's experiences, introducing sequential work with an understanding of numbers up to ten. As your child progresses, gradually explore more abstract areas, including:

  1. Place value
  2. Addition
  3. Subtraction
  4. Multiplication
  5. Fractions

The curriculum allows your child to learn at their own natural pace without adhering to a rigid timeline.

Our hands-on materials provide a clear and tactile understanding of math concepts. Each exercise builds upon the previous one, guiding the child from concrete to more abstract areas of mathematics.

Abstract ideas like "length" become tangible materials kids can touch. With tools like Number Rods, children effortlessly grasp numbers 1 to 10, making math a fun and engaging experience.


Example materials and activities include:

1

Numbers and Counters

Enhances number recognition, counting skills, and understanding of one-to-one correspondence.

2

Hanging Bead Stair

Reinforces color-coded quantity and numeral associations, promoting number sense and visual discrimination.

3

Spindle Box

Encourages early counting skills and numeral association, fostering a concrete grasp of quantity.

4

Hundred Board

Supports sequencing and counting skills, laying a foundation for advanced math concepts.

Watch your child develop a solid foundation in math with the Montessori Mathematics Curriculum.

4) Language

Our English language curriculum nurtures your child's innate ability to absorb language easily. It enhances essential skills for communication, reading, and writing, including:

Language Learning
  • Listening skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Montessori language materials provide hands-on experiences, helping children learn:

  • Phonics
  • Letter identification and formation
  • Word building
  • Sentence construction
  • Proper pencil grip

The curriculum begins with teaching children initial alphabet sounds (phonics) using sandpaper letters and matching objects. As they master these sounds, they progress to blending exercises with the moveable alphabet. Metal insets help them refine pencil control and improve writing skills.

Oral language skills develop through daily social interactions, group activities, and practical life lessons. Learning to read should be as painless and straightforward as learning to speak.


Example materials and activities include:

1

Sandpaper Letters

Enhance letter recognition and phonemic awareness, laying the foundation for reading and writing.

2

Moveable Alphabet

Encourages word construction and develops spelling skills, promoting early literacy.

3

Metal Insets

Improve pencil control and handwriting, reinforcing fine motor skills to prepare for writing.

4

Three-Part Cards:

Foster vocabulary development and reading comprehension through matching and categorization.


Explore the Montessori Language Curriculum and witness your child's communication, reading, and writing skills soar.

5) Culture

Our Culture curriculum encompasses diverse subjects, helping your child embrace their community, understand the world, and become socially responsible citizens.

Our Culture curriculum sparks curiosity and fosters an appreciation for diversity. Children learn to respect differences, develop a sense of environmental sustainability, and celebrate the beauty in every culture.

We dive into these humanistic subjects:

  • Geography: Discover their place in the world.
  • Zoology & Botany: Explore the wonders of nature.
  • Science: Unleash their inner scientist.
  • History: Travel back in time and learn about change.
  • Art & Music: Nurture creativity and self-expression.

Your child learns best when they use their hands and minds simultaneously. Geography materials empower children to comprehend their place in the world, while nature and science activities inspire hands-on exploration and spark their curiosity. History helps your child grasp the concept of change as they explore seasons, observe weather patterns, and update calendars to establish a sense of time.


Example materials and activities include:

1

Land & Water Forms

Introduce geographical features, helping children understand the Earth's diverse landscapes.

2

Continent Boxes

Offer insight into each continent, broadening children's global awareness and appreciation.

3

Life Cycle Puzzles & Activities

Illuminate plant and animal development stages, fostering a deeper connection with nature.

4

Map Cabinet

Develops spatial awareness and map-reading skills, enhancing geography.

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

— Maria Montessori

The Montessori culture curriculum enables your child to discover their place in the world and grow into well-rounded, open-minded individuals.


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