Teachers support young students to think and act independently even as they learn to explore the world at their own pace and in their own way.
Teachers will guide students towards various activities when they have mastered one concept and are ready to build on their experience. Students are given the freedom to organize their day around their goals. The student's choice will include work he/she would like to complete for the day. During this time, children can also take "breaks" to re-energize and refocus by having snack, reading, mindfulness meditation, practicing origami, chatting with a friend or just sitting quietly.
The feeling of belonging is a fundamental part of every student's success and wellbeing. Every lesson has an element encouraging connection between students, whether it's working on projects together or participating in group discussions. The Montessori classroom gives students many different working environments – working independently, collaborating in small groups and working together as a classroom. At times, the process can be very hands-on, requiring communication and movement, and other times the work requires staying quiet, being fully focused and attentive.
Students manage their work time by making choices in all curricular areas that peak their interest. Our time-tested classic curriculum of practical life, sensorial materials, math, language, science, culture and art enables children to learn and improve their cognitive and normative skills in a multiplicity of core development areas. Our classrooms are fully equipped with primary educational materials that meaningfully shape and sculpt the child's psycho-neurological functioning.