Prepared Environment
♦  Materials are displayed on shelves in defined spaces for each curriculum subject, encouraging independent choices
♦  Activities start off simple and advance through more complex works, providing the child opportunities to develop skills
♦  Students explore all their senses working hands-on with the Montessori materials
♦  Children learn to take care of and respect the classroom community

Multi-age Classrooms
♦  Opportunities for leadership
♦  Older children learn how to be role models
♦  Gain confidence
♦  Building bonds with classmates and teachers through the 3-year-cycle
♦  Low walls connect the classrooms and provide a sense of school community

Self-directed Education
♦  Children progress through the curriculum at their own pace
♦  At any given time, students work in Everyday Living, Math, Language, Science, Sensorial, Geography and Art
♦  Children work independently and concentrate on the activity to develop mastery

Life Skills
♦  Working independently and in a group
♦  Organizational skills
♦  Learning from mistakes, problem-solving
♦  Completing activities/projects
♦  Sharing ideas/public speaking

Teacher Training
♦  Trained in developmental needs of children
♦  Trained in all areas of the Montessori curriculum, working directly with the materials that the children use
♦  Trained observers


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