The Brooklin Mill Montessori School programs incorporate the following curriculum elements:

Practical Life Activities
Practical life activities such as sweeping, polishing, and pouring invite children to imitate‘adult'activities as they gradually build their abilities to care for themselves and their surroundings. These activities build motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and control of movement. Most importantly, children exercise the independence and concentration essential for future learning.
Sensorial Activities
Aristotle was quoted as saying“Nothing exists in the intellect that was not first in the senses.”The sensorial activities enable the child to order, classify, and describe the multitude of sensory impressions bombarding them every day. The sensorial materials are designed to isolate particular elements (such as length, width, temperature, mass) and the materials are self-correcting, thereby helping a child to absorb each lesson independently. Children develop an internal intellectual order and build logic skills required for future learning.
Language Arts
The language program is integrated in all activities and includes oral language development, written expression, reading, the study of grammar, and children's literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed using phonetic awareness exercises, sandpaper letters, and word-building activities, encouraging children to link sounds and letter symbols effortlessly. Children are guided to a state of fluent reading and comprehension as well as verbal self-expression and creative writing.
The mathematical program offers an exceptional foundation in understanding mathematical concepts by providing concrete impressions of abstract concepts. Using specific Montessori materials and real-life experiences presented in a sequential order, children are guided through basic numeracy, arithmetic, introductory algebra, and geometry. As children‘discover’and internalize patterns and rules, they gradually move toward more abstract learning, building on a solid understanding and‘mental picture', rather than memorization.
Cultural & Social Studies
Children are introduced to basics in geography, history, life sciences, and earth sciences as part of an integrated and theme-related program. Using concrete materials such as puzzle maps, classification cards, illustrated stories, and simple experiments children are exposed to a variety of concepts. Children become more astute observers of their environment and better community citizens through the nature study and social science aspects of the program.
Physical Education
In a non-competitive environment, children have fun and build gross motor coordination (to run, jump, hop, and skip; to throw, catch, and kick a ball). By including a rich variety of skill-building activities and games, the program introduces children to the tools required to develop a personal program of lifelong exercise, fitness and recreation.
Children are introduced to basic computer operating skills with a focus on building the eye-hand coordination and point/click abilities to use a computer mouse proficiently. As children build proficiency in Microsoft Windows, they work at keyboarding skills. Microsoft Office tools are introduced, such as word processing and spreadsheets to facilitate class work. Educational software is used judiciously to reinforce concepts taught in class. Children also learn how to use the internet effectively by working with search engines and learning how to assess the credibility of a web site.
Science & Technology
Children learn to apply the scientific method, through inquiry, research and experimentation. Through project work, they develop their design and communication skills and learn to relate science and technology to the world outside of the school.
French Language
Using songs, stories, and small group lessons, children are introduced to conversational French. French language Montessori materials such as nomenclature cards and simple games are used to further build interest and vocabulary.
Creative Arts
Children are provided with a wealth of opportunities for self-expression, through drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. as they build motor skills in cutting, gluing, folding, as well as using pencils, markers, and brushes. The art program introduces concepts of line, shape, colour, texture, balance and unity. Children gain an appreciation of different artistic styles and interpretations as they explore a variety of media.
Music & Movement
In a fun and engaging atmosphere, children gain an appreciation and understanding of the basic elements of music and movement including dynamics, tempo, and pitch. They engage in rhythmic activities, movement and dance exercises and play simple percussion instruments. Optional extracurricular music or dance lessons may be offered at a modest fee.