Primary | 3 to 6 years old
With an emphasis on individual development, instruction in a Montessori program is most often one-on-one with occasional small and whole group lessons. Students move through the curriculum at their own pace, based on their particular strengths, interests, and natural curiosity. Looking in on a Primary classroom, you will find students in a variety of working arrangements other than desks. Paired at a rug on the floor, standing at an easel, across a small table from a friend, or in a small group encircling a lesson. As grounding tenets of the Montessori pedagogy, independence and responsibility are fostered continuously throughout each day as students make both work and social choices that are framed by expectations of responsibility, self-control, and courtesy.