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
“Wonderful experience form every teacher to every staff member. Could not have
asked for a better start to Abby’s education. Wish it went beyond kindergarten.”
“Can’t say enough of how SWSM has greatly influenced our children’s lives. SWSM has
demonstrated such a nurturing environment for learning styles and moods! We really
appreciate the Extended Day Program and how it’s broken up into the unique blended
and structured classroom environment for formal learning styles of teaching.
Appreciated the small student/teacher ratio too!”
“Our experience at SWSM was great! Our children enjoyed coming to school every day
and learned many things, enjoyed their friends and loved their teachers. As usual, the
teacher/student interactions was great. They never demonstrated any frustration or
issues when learning new things.”