The Montessori House Day School classrooms are designed around 3-year age cycles. Children ages 18 months-3 years are together in a toddler room. Children ages 3-6 years make up the preschool/kindergarten classrooms. Children ages 6-12 years form our Elementary community.
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 will 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, Preschool, and Elementary at The Montessori House Day School.
Dr. Maria Montessori Education Week
February 24th-March 2nd
Upper Elementary Trip to St. Augustine
February 27th-March 1st
Hanley Preschool/Kindergarten Field Day
“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.”