We see our Kindergarten as an exciting culmination of all previous experiences. The learning is still of an individual nature, hands-on, and sequential. The children are becoming more abstract and mature in their thinking. They also eat lunch together, providing a time when special emphasis is given to grace and courtesy.
We have our own goals as well as following the goals of a traditional kindergarten. The Extended Day Program, which adds another two hours to a kindergarten day, is the beginning of the child’s transition into their non-Montessori educational world. They experience a longer school day, group work, finishing within a specific time frame and more restrictive classroom movement that will be part of their elementary school day. They have the advantage of beginning their transition in a familiar setting with familiar teachers and classmates. The curriculum remains what you have come to expect from Montessori – experience oriented enrichment.
Requirement: Children must have celebrated their fifth birthday prior to September 1st of the year for which they are enrolling.
Class times: Monday through Friday, 5½ hours
- West AM or East AM Class / PM Extended Day – Monday through Thursday
– 8:30 or 8:45 AM arrival
– 2:00 PM dismissal
- East PM Class / AM Extended Day – Monday through Thursday
– 9:50 AM arrival
– 3:45 PM dismissal
Directresses: Sonoe Sullivan and Mary Lou Parsons
Class size: 15 students per class