The Montessori House Day School classrooms are designed around 3-year age cycles. Children under age three are together in a toddler room. Children ages three to six are all together in preschool/kindergarten classrooms, ages six to nine are in the lower elementary classrooms, and ages nine to twelve are in upper elementary classrooms.
Younger children are able to observe what the older children are working on, how they act, and what their interests are. They see what they’ll be doing when they get older. The older children give lessons to the younger children, which in turn has been proven to reinforce the older children’s learned concepts and skills, as well as interest the younger. Students in the middle of the cycle continue to learn from the older children, but also begin sharing what they learn with the younger children. Teaching something themselves at this young age brings a deeper understanding, as well as a different perspective of the lesson’s purpose, to the older children.
Montessori classrooms foster community. The eldest students in each classroom are typically the leaders in their own community. Social skills are nurtured in this classroom design, and the students themselves begin to create their own social rules, habits, and customs that all follow.
Each classroom is specially prepared for the age group and levels of the children in it. Materials are open-ended and can be rotated, based on the interests of the children.
Please learn more about Toddler, PreK, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades 1-6 at The Montessori House Day School.
“The teachers and administration are in tune with my child’s specific needs and academic growth. My child is extremely intelligent and the teachers have developed special curriculum to keep her engaged while learning.”
“The school focuses on allowing children to retain their creativity in addition to learning traditionally required skills.”
“I love the fact that each child is allowed to and encouraged to learn at their own pace. There is no limit to how much they can learn.”