|The Children's House offers half-day
Montessori classes for children ages 3-6.
The Montessori philosophy encourages a
five day schedule for children which
allows fewer transitions in the child's
week, and more time to become familiar
with the classroom. In response to parent
demand, we offer a limited number of
four day spaces for 3 year old children.
The primary classrooms are warm,
peaceful environments where children
may learn at their own pace. The children
have many responsibilities in caring for
their environment, and develop affection
and respect for their environment and
others in the community. The Montessori
model encourages the oldest children to
model and teach the younger children.
The result is a community of children with
a love of learning, a positive self-image,
and a sense of self-direction that form a
strong foundation for future growth. The
Montessori classroom encourages
concentrated, independent activity.
Small group French instruction
Individual work time
Clean up/circle time
The Extended Day Program
The Extended Day Program is our third year program
for Kindergarten aged children. The third year is
a culminating year for the oldest children with many
responsibilities and challenging "readiness" work.
The children look forward to it with enthusiasm. This
year provides an opportunity for true consolidation
of all the skills they have acquired during the previous
two years. The Extended Day children are often given
leadership roles within the classroom which greatly
enhances their developing sense of self. Subsequently,
they can move forward into their elementary years