The Montessori curriculum is focused on the core subjects of Sensorial, Math, Science, Cultural, and Language. In addressing the whole child, the educational experience extends the child's learning to include cooperation, contribution, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership.
The curriculum incorporates concrete materials to enable students to use all senses to understand concepts and it builds upon itself year over year. At Montessori Private Academy, we also incorporate Spanish, Physical Education, Music, and other arts.
Pre-K to Kindergarten
Elementary I & II
Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6
Our Young Child program offers an engaging learning environment for the 2–3-year-old child that works with the child’s natural desire to gain independence. The Montessori curriculum supports the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of each child. Children have access to a wealth of enriching Montessori materials in a nurturing, creative, consistent environment under the care of Montessori teachers, who are specialists in the physical and psychological needs of this age group.
Early Childhood classrooms are divided into mixed-age groups of children, ages 3 to 6 years old. The classroom space is a space where children are free to move about and choose to work with various materials. The children must first be introduced to the material by either the teacher or by an experienced peer. Materials or "works," as they are referred to in the Montessori classroom, are categorized into the five areas of learning. In addition, enrichment such as Culture and Spanish, Music, Art, and Physical Education are offered to Early Childhood students.
Elementary I students are ready and eager to discover the world. They have a newfound curiosity to know what people do, how things work, and how they fit into the big picture! They are beginning to understand the complexities of concepts such as rules, accountability, and emotions. In a nutshell, students at this age are becoming aware of their role in the classroom, at home, in the community, and in the world. In the classroom environment, they are realizing that everything they do impacts their classmates. Students are on the cusp of recognizing their unique role as part of a community, group, or team
Elementary II students are now prepared to tackle more complex issues and abstract concepts.
Their increasing competence and maturity make them ready for new social and academic advancement opportunities. Students examine current events and delve more deeply into issues requiring conflict resolution skills, problem-solving, and effective communication skills. Elementary II students continue to benefit from a wealth of hands-on materials even as they move into their ability to understand abstraction. Since they move from the concrete to the abstract at their own pace, some students are learning algebra while others are still mastering pre-algebraic concepts
The Elementary II classroom environment provides a variety of resources and learning materials. Students reference books, web searches, and a variety of Montessori materials and resources in their daily learning to master grammar, geography, and other subjects. Curriculum areas for grades 4 to 6 are listed below.