The small school size and low child/teacher ratios allows teachers to build a deep understanding and relationship of trust in guiding each individual child and in communicating with their families. Our teachers are tasked with careful daily observation of each of their students, and continual assessment to meet their individual needs. We employ a team teaching model and carefully manage class sizes to ensure that each child receives the attention and coaching they need, when they need it.
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In addition, we believe that a well-rounded education includes more than a strong academic orientation. It must also invite a child to experience and enjoy a broad spectrum of arts, music, physical, and social activities. Viewing the outdoor environment as an extension of the classroom and encouraging contact with nature is an essential component of our daily program. Sharing meals and snacks together as a class promotes healthy, nutritious eating and an engaging social atmosphere where children practice appropriate mealtime courtesies. Inviting guests into the school, participating in charitable activities (such as food drives and community clean-ups), and planning local excursions builds connections with the community outside the School. Through a balanced and integrated program of activities, as well as appropriate nutrition breaks and quiet time for rest; we strive to nurture the ‘whole child’, while fostering independence and confidence daily.
Through self-directed progress with the Montessori learning materials, each child develops a sense of independence, self-esteem, and well-being. Teachers encourage and support the growth of self-regulation in child-initiated activity as we remain true to Dr. Montessori's mantra "Help me to help myself".
In our Montessori classroom, every child feels a sense of community and belonging as they are encouraged to make decisions, exchange ideas, and care for the classroom environment. We work together to resolve conflict through modelling positive behaviour, interactions and choices. We foster and maintain parent relationships and trust through open communication, by welcoming feedback, and addressing questions or concerns with integrity and timeliness.
We feel privileged to nurture your child(ren) and share in their early learning experience. Inspired by Dr. Maria Montessori’s edict to “Follow the Child”, we will support each child’s growth and individual needs every step of their learning journey.