Our Primary program is the traditional multi-age Montessori program designed specifically for children around three-years-old to six-years-old. Children are given sequenced lessons designed to increase their skills and independence, and when they complete the developmental cycle (three or four years) of a Montessori primary program are ready to enter first grade.
The developmental cycle of a Montessori primary program includes what is kindergarten in a mainstream education setting. Unlike mainstream kindergarten, this final year in the primary classroom is a capstone experience. These oldest children are confident in who they are; they are the role models and leaders of the community; they apply the skills and knowledge gleaned in prior years, and extend their work into more advanced language and mathematics activities. All the threads of the Montessori experience come together in this final year. Children's Own School primary graduates enter first grade with outstanding linguistic and mathematical competencies, as well as strong social skills and generosity which aid them in making and keeping close friendships.
Children freely move between all areas of the classroom which include Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, and Literacy. Art, singing, and storytelling are daily experiences. We start the day at 8:30am and end at 12:00pm or 3:00pm.