Montessori Kindergarten

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Each year a sizable minority of our Montessori Kindergarten students are: new to our school, new to Montessori, or have Kindergarten as their first school experience.

Whether a new New Horizons Montessori student or a returning student, each has been on a unique, personal journey of learning and development.

In the Montessori Kindergarten program, 5- and 6-year-old children continue their learning journey.

The individualization embedded in the Montessori Method makes it natural and productive to have a class with children at many stages of development and level of expertise across a wide range of learning skills.

Our Montessori Kindergarten program solidifies children’s academic foundation in Math, Language skills of writing and reading, and gives them opportunities to develop these capabilities beyond the norm.

To do so requires self-control and the ability to both listen and concentrate, which are key to effective problem solving.

Children in a Montessori class never sit down to memorize addition and subtraction facts; they dont simply memorize multiplication tables. Rather, they learn these facts by actually performing the operations with concrete materials. In a Montessori classroom there are many materials that are used for numeration, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Montessori Kindergarten children continue to work in the areas of Practical Life, but might work on more complex tasks like following a recipe (as opposed to pouring water from a pitcher).

Through careful and comprehensive recordkeeping, teachers in the class know each child’s level of expertise and give them lessons that are most timely and appropriate.

Montessori Kindergarten children working with their teacher

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  • Ages 5 - 6 years
  • Choice of Half Day/Full Day/ Extended Day
  • Experienced AMS/AMI Montessori Certified Teachers
  • Long tenured staff
  • Transportation to/from local public school for Half Day
  • Enhance language and Math skills
  • Well rounded curriculum
  • AM or PM classes
  • Foriegn Language
  • Variety of After-care programs