Classic Montessori materials make learning irresistible. Children in our schools learn with a vast collection of Montessori materials developed by leading international manufacturers. From puzzle maps to trinomial cubes, each piece is meticulously designed according to official Montessori specifications. This commitment to using only the best teaching materials is a cornerstone of our program.
Beauty, order, reality, simplicity and accessibility.
Children must be given freedom to work and move around within suitable guidelines that enable them to act as part of a social group.
Children should be provided with specifically designed materials which help them to explore their world and enable them to develop essential cognitive skills.
Mixed age groups encourage all children to develop their personalities socially and intellectually at their own pace.
Characteristics of the prepared environment include:
Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment where children are free to respond to their natural tendency to work.The prepared environment offers the essential elements for optimal development. The key component comprise the children, teacher and physical surroundings including the specifically designed Montessori educational material.
The Prepared Environment
Geography, biology, botany, zoology, art and music are presented as extensions of language activities and are integrated into the environment as part of the curriculum.
Geography and Cultural Studies
Mathematical activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. The work helps children acquire a solid understanding of basic math principles and prepares them for
later abstractive reasoning.
Language development is vital to all development. The Montessori classroom is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversation, poetry and stories. Children effortlessly link sound to symbol while tracing sandpaper letters with their fingers thus encouraging the natural progression of written expression and reading skills.
Sensorial materials are designed to develop cognitive skills and to help children classify and order impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring all the physical properties of their environment.
Practical life exercises instill care for self, for others and for the environment. These activities include some of the daily routines the child has already observed at home: preparing food washing dishes, dressing oneself and practicing accepted societal role of grace and courtesy. Practical life activities serve to enhance muscular coordination, develop powers of concentration and control in the child that he will need for other work in the classroom.