Our mission is to provide a complete Montessori program which considers the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the total child by addressing the uniqueness of each in a nurturing, secure and academically excellent environment.
The Children's Tribe program is based on children's developmental needs and creates freedom within limits through a carefully prepared environment. The environment allows exposure to materials and experiences which develop intelligence, as well as, physical and psychological abilities. Montessori materials are self-correcting, interesting to children and developmentally appropriate. The prepared environment is central to the implementation of the Montessori curriculum.
Our primary program is half or full day, consisting of 3-6 year olds interacting within the same environment. Children are able to manipulate material and learn by observation. Montessori learning revolves around big concepts with tangible, hands-on experiences; while exploring key subjects including nature, science, language, penmanship, sensorial, culture awareness, history, mathematics and geography. Our primary students that stay full days have Spanish, music, art and physical education classes.
The lower elementary program is 1st through 3rd grade learning within the same environment. The classroom environment is design to spark imagination and foster the child's need to socially interact. Students are able to manipulate material, do small group projects and began to think abstractly. Elementary students learn the Five Great Lessons. Students have Spanish, music, art and physical education classes. Our students also participate in monthly community service activities.
This program is 4th and 5th graders learning within the same environment. This age group is moving to abstract work and project based learning. Students are starting to step into their own, with an emphasis on classroom community input, and individualized learning plans. They also have Spanish, music, art and physical education classes. Our students also participate in monthly community service activities.
A mixed age group of 6th, 7th and 8th grades makeup this program. Within this program students learn through practical applications and projects. The class has weekly, and monthly meeting to plan curriculum, projects, field trips and provide feedback. Students have a wide variety of studies in algebra, geometry, biology, chemistry, humanities, history and literature. They also choose electives from foreign language, dance, art, domestic life-style studies and more. Entrepreneurship is born, students work together to run the school's Farmer's Market, as well as creating their own small business to take to market.
This program is offered for all children currently enrolled in the academy. We offer before, after and summer care options. Children will be able to participate in dramatic play, outside time, arts and crafts. A healthy snack will also be provided.
Our high school program will run as a mixed age group of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. We will offer a standard and honors curriculum. Along with the basics of math, science, history, language, we will also offer some classes for college credits. Dr. Montessori understood that adolescence is a time of intense preparation for adult life. In addition to basic studies, students also have life experiences including public speaking, entrepreneurship, cooking, managing a classroom budget and helping run the farm.