Montessori at Mountain School is a traditional Montessori preschool and kindergarten program serving children from three to six in multi-age classrooms.
Montessori at Mountain School, occupies its own floor, spilling out onto a spacious, grassy play yard. Two large, sunny classrooms are filled with a comprehensive collection of high quality Montessori materials.
The Montessori at Mountain School philosophy rests on a number of important tenets:
- Multi-age classrooms
- Long work-cycle
- Freedom within limits
- Respect for the child
- Education for peace
The program uses an international Montessori Curriculum that is divided into five divisions: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language and Culture.
The first and second grade classroom at the Mountain School blends Montessori teaching methods with more traditional curriculum approaches. It is designed to provide an ideal learning situation for children transitioning from Montessori at Mountain School, as well as those entering from other schools. Small class size and individual attention ensure that children develop the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in a challenging academic environment.